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Fletching arrows

Being able to fletch arrows is a valuable skill in archery. 

You will need:

  • Fletching Glue 

  • Fletching Jig

  • Fletchings

Information on how to fletch your arrows can be found in the link below:

https://worldarchery.org/news/146302/archery-101-how-fletch-arrow-plastic-vanes

Making a Flemish Twist String

For those that are interested in having a go at making your own string. Flemish Strings are traditionally used on Longbows. 

You will need:

  • String Material

  • Serving string

  • Flemish String Board

  • Scissors

  • Tape measure

  • String Wax

  • Lighter

You can buy a string board from an archery shop or you can have a go at making your own like the one pictured above made by Alex Wellard (speak to him at the club if you have any questions).

 

Here are the blueprints for making your own string board.

Making an endless loop string

An endless loop string is the one that is more commonly used and found on most recurves.

You will need:

  • String Material

  • Serving string

  • String Jig (There is one available in the clubhouse)

  • Scissors

  • Tape measure

  • String Wax

  • Lighter

Below are some helpful videos on how to make an endless loop string. Novices may want to try making a string with a single colour first but you can have a go at making a two coloured string if you are feeling brave. For those that want a real challenge, there is a video for a 3 coloured string.

Serving a bow string

 

This is a fiddly process that might require a few practices before you get it right. 

You will need:

  • Serving string

  • Serving tool

  • Scissors

  • Lighter​

Nocking Point

 

Putting a nocking point on your string is a quick and easy job and a useful thing to be able to do.

You will need:

  • Nocking point string

  • Scissors

  • Lighter

  • Bracing gauge 

Here is a useful link below that gives a detailed explanation on how to do a nocking point.

https://worldarchery.org/news/146234/archery-101-how-tie-nocking-point

If you get stuck, speak to Alex Wellard at the clubhouse and he will be happy to show you.​

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