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    Default Need help fletching with Martin jig ...

    Hello guys,

    I can just purchased a right helical fletching jig made by Martin. No instructions with it. This is my first attempt at fletching. Can anyone tell me where I can get written instructions on how to do this ??

    Thanks for the help

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    You can google fletching and there are quite a few videos you can watch

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    Nice little jig. I have one with a straight and helical clamp.

    Quick tip; Use two short vanes to help set jig, one in each end of the clamp. Both vanes down evenly you're pretty much good to go. This will also help seat short vanes to be glued.
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    That's an awesome tip, Sonny.
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    Thanks, Don.

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    And those danged clamps and vane placement. I don't want feathers or vanes touching my face and the factory setting of vanes is a good for me. Check and you'll find right at 1" or a tad more from the end of the vane to the end of the arrow, this with both bow and crossbow arrows. To give what I want with my Jo-Jans I put the Dremel to them. I notched each clamp, 12 of them, for my thumb nail and instant gage. My Martin clamps have a scale, one is marked and the other notched for the placement I want.

    Some state they want the vane closer to the end of the shaft for better steering. I doubt very seriously than vanes set back to end of the shaft would make all that much better steering, especially with us being human...
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