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My shooting has improved to the point that I am often breaking


When I broke the first one I thought, man I wish these were plastic
nocks istead of self nocks. And then I thought thinking like that is
pretty dumb. Here is what i came up with, based on some pics Dan
Perry posted over on Primitive Archer of his flight arrows.

I use a knife to remove some wood below the broken nock. I then
rasp the area flat and to a consistent depth.


I am going to use some scrap yew wood for my replacement "ear".


I am choosing yew because it is fairly soft and easy to tool. My patch
job is quite close to a feather and i want to avoid conflicts with the
fletch. A hard wood presents a higher degree of difficulty for wood
removal and increases the risk of feather damage..

After rasping an area flat on my yew wood patch I glue it to the shaft
and use a small clamp to hold it in place.


This is what the glueup looks like after the glue has set.


Next step is to shape the patch to blend in with the shaft and make
the ear look as much like its mate as possible.


I am going to glue in a piece of 1/8" dowel at right angles to the nock
to keep the shaft from splitting.

A little work with a file and the nock is ready for bale shooting again.

I probably have 1/2 hour of actual work in the fix job and had fun doing it.


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