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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2013, 11:42:00 AM »
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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2013, 07:10:00 PM »
I just made my first membrane splices. Here is a pic of what I have made so far. I should have my Surewood shafts in next week to put them on.

 

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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2013, 07:12:00 PM »
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Originally posted by Horn Chaser:
I just made my first membrane splices. Here is a pic of what I have made so far. I should have my Surewood shafts in next week to put them on.

 
THOSE ROCK.  awesome job.
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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2013, 07:16:00 PM »
Thanks and sorry about the size. I am trying to get photobucket to resize and it's not cooperating with me any.

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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2013, 06:24:00 AM »
Great thread, am getting ready to try my hand at membrane splicing. Thanks for all the tips.

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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2013, 11:46:00 AM »
Thanks Mike.  Your advice on arrow building is always great and appreciated.

I used the How To resources but I think your method looks easier.  I did find that you must line up quill angle to have a good match, even then, mine didn't lay perfect.

Here is my 1st Membrane attempt:

 

 
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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2013, 12:03:00 PM »
Those are awesome Charlie.  Careful, it is addicting.  You are absolutely right about the quil angle.  It was mentioned by another member on the 1st page.  Keep up the great work.
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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2013, 08:22:00 PM »
I finally got around to finishing a half dozen arrows from the feathers I had spliced last fall, here's the final result:

   

Thanks again for the tutorial Mike, hopefully four pages of replies will inspire more folks to give splicing a shot!

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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2013, 10:31:00 PM »
Sweet! Great job!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2013, 08:57:00 PM »
Those are a really nice set there.  Got to be some others who have been tinkering around this winter and would like to show off their creations.
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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2013, 08:35:00 AM »
Bringing rhis back up, so those who are wanting to make some cool looking arrows, I have showed the marble dip in a how to thread, now the membrane splice here.  So, now get to making some creative arrows and post some arrow porn for all of us to see.
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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2013, 01:39:00 PM »
one thing I noticed is quill thickness as well, if they arnt the same they don't stick as well.
I do all of my feather cutting after they are on the shaft,  I tape the quils and hold a patern, cut with scisors.
so when I splice I use a exacto and cut out what I want.
 
 
I also started painting the white part of the quill to match paint on the shaft. I don't really do this much anymore, I ruin my feathers too quick.

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Re: Feather Splice How-to...Motor City Machete style
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2013, 01:40:00 AM »
I have been wondering how feathers were spliced together.  Now I know!  

Knowledge is power so I'm going to give it a try.

Thanks for the education.

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