Self nocks for wood arrows

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Self nocks for wood arrows

If you’re going to make a primitive arrow, you’ve just got to have a self nock on the thing! This video will take you through the process that I use to make snap on style self nocks. I like the snap on feature because it ensures the arrow isn’t going to fall off the string when an animal is coming in.  It also gives you the option of shooting with different styles like a fixed crawl which I’ve been experimenting with lately. All you’ll need is a hacksaw, some 100 grit sand paper and a small rat tail file or carbide tile saw blade like the one shown in the video. I like to cut my nocks very thin and open them up with sand paper. this allows me to get a very good fit to the string.

By | 2018-02-28T06:56:48+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Primitive Archery, Traditional Archery|2 Comments

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  1. Sean Jones February 28, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    You are experimenting with fixed crawl on a self bow? Super interested in the details on that.

  2. Clay March 3, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Yep, I should have some details by this summer. It presents special problems for selfbows due to the inability to adjust for limb timing by adding negative tiller. On the standard designs, negative tiller wouldn’t hold up in the long term. the bottom limb would eventually weaken. I’ve always built. I have some ideas though.

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