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Self Nock Woodies Build
« on: March 22, 2021, 09:40:38 AM »
Nothing fancy, just some knock-about hunting shafts.  11/32" Surewood fir, 55-60# spine, 28-1/4" length, Tru-Flight turk LW feathers, CA glue to adhere the nock inserts that were slotted with a Nifty Nocker, two thin coats of wipe-on polyU, Bohning tape and CA for fletching, 362 grains average weight with no point.  "Cresting" accomplished with a v/s electric drill, a "V" block, and Sharpie pens.

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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2021, 09:42:26 AM »
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2021, 09:53:27 AM »
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2021, 03:55:11 PM »
They came out very nice.

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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2021, 04:20:49 PM »
Great job Rob  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2021, 05:09:51 PM »
What type of wood is used in that slot you cut out?

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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2021, 05:16:10 PM »
What type of wood is used in that slot you cut out?

Model aircraft birch plywood.  I wick in water thin hobby shop CA (Hot Stuff brand) to really harden the entire nock area, both for the reinforcing ply and the string nock slot itself.
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2021, 05:34:10 PM »
I haven't built any in a spell, but that Nifty Nocker jig from Raptor is the cat's ass.
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2021, 05:42:53 PM »
I haven't built any in a spell, but that Nifty Nocker jig from Raptor is the cat's ass.

Absolutely, it's the 2nd gen version and uses an adjusting compression collar to hold in 5/16" to 23/64" shafts, whereas the older version required separate sized shaft ferrules which was harder to keep the shaft aligned during tightening.
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2021, 05:51:11 PM »
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2021, 06:11:07 PM »
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2021, 06:21:43 PM »
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2021, 08:03:39 AM »
Very nice, thanks for the build.
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2021, 08:07:12 AM »
Been using the original Nifty Nocker for years.  I like to use black walnut inserts for strength and color contrast. I also foot the point end when I use stone points.
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2021, 08:26:20 AM »
Jon if you can, email them to me I will post the photos for you.

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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2021, 10:44:17 AM »
Those are some nice arrows. I use a Dremil to cut in self nocks and wrap with Sinew on my Cedars. Worked for me so far.

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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2021, 11:08:37 AM »
Nice work as always Rob! Thanks for sharing
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Re: Self Nock Woodies Build
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2021, 11:38:43 AM »
I had one of those first editions.  Made a few dozen with it but never fell in love with it.  Last year I made a wooden jig that I could mount the arrow shaft into and slide it across my table saw.   What an improvement.  The slots are cut perfect and I could do a dozen in about 10 minutes.  I have since gotten rid of the nifty nocker.   :coffee:

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