Okay so as many of you know I make a lot of arrows and if truith be known I quite like it. I find the process of making them relaxing a lot of the time. The thing is I tend to make wooden arrows and not many with aluminium or carbon shafts these days since Sharon swapped back from shooting barebow to shooting woods.
When making them I noticed the nock tends to rotate in the shaft, making it a bit tricky at times when mounting them on the fletching jig. Now you could add a drop of glue to secure them, but Steve suggested using cling film. Yes, the stuff that normally covers your supermarket produce.
If you wrap the end of the nock that fits into the shaft with a little film and then insert the nock it provides a tighter fit whilst still allowing some movement for alignment purposes.
The amount required varies but with a little trial and error I found a length of 5 to 6 cm and about 12 mm wide worked best. Wrapped tightly round the end that fits in the shaft and it seems to work pretty well.
Well I hope this helps, let me know how it works for you or if you have any other advice or such fixes. My thanks to Steve for the tip.
Thanks for reading.
An awesome idea, as I’ve built my arrows up over the years I’ve been tinkering with different ideas to keep my nocks in place, now I’ve got one that looks like it will work, thanks!
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Thanks for the comment. Let us know how it goes for you Tim.
I think the key is to get the right amount to hold the nock in and still allow some movement.