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Old 09-10-2003, 07:11 AM
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Default How and what to use to cut feathers??

I recently bought full lenght feathers by mistake over Ebay. How and whats best to use to cut them to a Round back or Parabolic shape???
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Old 09-10-2003, 10:34 AM
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You can get feather choppers from most any traditional archery catalog. Try plugging " Kustom King Archery" into a search engine--they sell them for about $17.00.

If chopping your own feathers isn' t somehting you intend to keep doing, it may be best to just resell the feathers and go from there.
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Old 09-10-2003, 05:27 PM
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What JRW said. Burners are another option, but I' ve heard they stink bad and I think they cost more. If you get the chopper you can keep buying full lengths and chop your own feathers.

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Old 09-10-2003, 05:44 PM
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Yep--what they said. As for what style, that is mostly personal preferance. Regular (low profile) parabolic is the quietest cut, high profile bananna (maxi fletch) is probably the noisiest. I like the sheild cut myself, just because of the way it looks.

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Old 09-10-2003, 06:00 PM
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A friend of mine cuts ' em with scissors freehand. You can' t tell it from looking at ' em, I would have never known, if he hadn' t told me. I don' t know how he gets ' em so consistent, but he does.

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Old 09-10-2003, 06:17 PM
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You can cut them with a pair of sharp scissors. Make a pattern out of light weight cardboard or heavy paper and hold it on to the feather with a clothes peg, then cut to the shape. A little time consuming but...

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Old 09-11-2003, 10:33 PM
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I' ve used the choppers and they work pretty good.For the past 4-5 yrs I' ve been using a Young feather burner.Have some extra ribbons that I have shaped for differant profiles but mostly I burn shields.They do kinda smell but it' s not too bad.Heck,the wife doesn' t even mind when I burn feathers.
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