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Offline bjk

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Re: Self Nock help needed
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2004, 08:18:00 PM »
Here are some pics of my selfnocks....please be gentle...  ;)

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Offline Traxx

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Re: Self Nock help needed
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2004, 10:09:00 PM »
Nuttin wrong with those!
Target archery is seeing how far away you can get and still hit the bull's eye. Bowhunting is seeing how close you can get and never miss your mark.

Offline Glasspoint

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Re: Self Nock help needed
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2004, 10:35:00 PM »
Nice arrows  :thumbsup:  !

Marvin, I cut mine with a single hacksaw blade, then trim them with a sharp pocket knife. They come out a lot like Stotler mid nocks, wide at the mouth, string size at the throat. They don't grip the string but they're easier for me to nock without looking.
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Online Pat B

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Re: Self Nock help needed
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2004, 02:55:00 PM »
I've used my bandsaw to make the initial cut then widened them with sandpaper. I fold the sandpaper over once and when that gets loose. I fold it again, and again til it gets right.
  When I make reenforced self nocks I use a single cut with the bandsaw, a little from each side to be sure its centered, and a piece of rawhide for the spline. The rawhide idea came from Glenn St Charles's book, "billets to Bows".
   I was worried about the rawhide as I was sitting in a rainstorm but they came through without a hitch.   Pat
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Offline WoodChips

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Re: Self Nock help needed
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2004, 09:20:00 PM »
I have used a single hacksaw blade for the initial cut - rotating 180deg as I went seemed to get a more even cut. I then folded a small piece of 80 grit sandpaper over the hacksaw blade to start widening it. I kept my bow handy to check the fit as I went. If they were a little off center I would sand more on the thicker side to even things up.
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