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arrows, first one finished!

I’ve managed to finish my first arrow! Fletchings glued on and wrapped with some very nice silk thread. There are some rough edges here and there but for the first time through the process I’m very proud of it. Hoping I can get out this weekend to see how it flies.

This is the first fletching being glued on. The arrow is mounted in a special jig that allows for the alignment of things in a consistent fashion. The next is with the second and third added. Lastly are two photos of with the wrappings in place. The last thing to do it to seal the thread with a light coat of thinned glue. That will keep it from coming unraveling over time. Not bad for my first try don’t you think?

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