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Offline Pete Arthur

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Nock and Point taper jig?
« on: May 31, 2005, 11:35:00 PM »
I was wondering if anybody would care to share their plans for making a point and nock taper jig for a belt sander?
I've searched through the "How To" section and didn't see anything in there.
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Offline Fletcher

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2005, 11:54:00 PM »
Pete, send me your address and I'll send you a pic of my rig.  It is pretty basic, but it works.
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Offline Huntswithsticks

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005, 09:13:00 AM »
Fletcher- you have mail.

Online Eric Krewson

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2005, 09:45:00 AM »
Scrap wood jig with a piece glued on the base to fit the miter slot to keep it in the same place on the table.

 

Offline Dave Worden

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2005, 11:31:00 AM »
If you have belt snader/disc sander combo, this might help.  If not, sorry to waste your time.

 
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Offline Huntswithsticks

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005, 12:32:00 PM »
Thanks for the pictures guys.
Eric- I am thinking of making something just like that. I have the disc/belt combo. In fact, I think I have the same one from the looks of it.
If you'd be so kind as to give me a bit more detail on how you made the guides and marked the angles, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks again-

Offline TexMex

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2005, 01:27:00 PM »
Dave,
Do the block fit the different shaft sizes?
Do you have different jigs for each shaft size?
What's the yellow thingy for?

Thanks, like the design.

Online Eric Krewson

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2005, 01:31:00 PM »
Here is the latest incarnation of my taper jig. The one in the first picture was stolen along with my sander and jointer while we were moving stuff into a new house. Knew who did it but couldn't prove it.

I bought a 6"X48" Griz and built this jig for tapering.I am a measure once and cut twice person so I made a base to fit my miter slot, drew a 5 degree angled line on the base for point tapers put a piece of plywood one the line with one screw attaching it to the base so I could pivot it. I used a scrap piece of shaft to test my taper. I would taper the shaft and fit it into a dirty field point and check to see if the rust from the point covered the entire taper.It took several adjustments to get it perfect, then I secured the guide to the base with several wood screws. I repeated the process with the guide for the nock taper set at 11.5 degrees. I put roll pins in the edge of the jig to act as stops for the shaft but set them for a 11/32 shaft and now make tapered or barrel tapered shafts with 5/16" nock ends and don't use the stops anymore. After tapering a zillion shafts I don't need the stops and get them even every time.

I should add I squared up the whole jig after  I put all the pieces together. I slid the side facing the disc through the sander to get a perfect fit.  

 

Offline TexMex

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2005, 02:58:00 PM »
Keep It Simple, love it.

Offline '46

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2005, 04:22:00 PM »
This takes about 30 minutes to build and works on a typical sanding wheel....George

 
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Offline Huntswithsticks

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2005, 05:08:00 PM »
Thanks for the replies everybody. I knew it was 11 degrees and something... Glad I asked before trying myself!

Offline Van/TX

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2005, 08:14:00 PM »
Gosh, there are many ways to do it.  But a belt/disc sander is a good way to start.  Mine is a bit different than any I've seen but it is very accurate and can adjust to any nock or point  :wavey:  

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Offline Dave Worden

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2005, 07:29:00 AM »
Tex, I shoot aluminum arrows.  Had to make one set of woodies for one shoot that I attend once a year.  Get the notion that this is a one-time deal?  The guided only work for 11/32 diameter cause that's all I ever intend to make.  I like Eric's for simplicity.  It'll take any diamter.  Like Eric, I don't use the stop any more.  Even before I'd made a dozen, it was EASY to eyeball the length of the tapers. Basically I'd eyeball the skinny diameter at the end of the taper, since you don't want a point.
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Offline Dave Worden

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2005, 07:34:00 AM »
TexMex, I forgot to clarify the yellow thing.  It is a depth stop that I had around the shop.  Made to tighten around a drill bit, but I clamped it on the shaft to limit the amount of taper.  It is soft plastic and just twists to tighten.  As I said above, only used it on 3 or 4, then just eyeballed them.
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Offline Huntswithsticks

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2005, 09:35:00 AM »
Their's some really good ideas here. Thanks for all the posts. I am going to make something up this weekend.

Offline Ranger58

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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2005, 04:40:00 PM »
Like the different designs, shows a lot of imagination here.  Think I'll put a couple together this weekend.  I want to taper my 3/8" double tapered poplar dowels to see what kind of hunting sticks I can put together.  I'll have to see if I can borrow my neighbor's belt/disc sander for a while.  Thanks guys!
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Re: Nock and Point taper jig?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2005, 08:08:00 PM »
oops I posted to the wrong thread ;-)...Van
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