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Guru
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Today, between messing with a half lifesize bear, I thought I'd get some flu-flu's ready for the JLMBH....

I had some miss matched carbons, since they were flu-flu's, it didn't matter spine,weight and such...so I spun some up.....

Here's what ya need.....whatever shaft you'll use, some full length feathers, a clamp or two(the more you have, the more you can do at one time while the other dry), sand paper, super glue, and something to cut with.......
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Quickly sand shaft in fletch area for a better bond. Strip a 1/4" of feather off in the front, just leaving the quill, then put a drop of glue on the shaft and put the stripped end down in the glue at an angle.....
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Then set your clamp pinching the stripped end down onto the shaft......
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Then set that shaft aside to dry for at least ten minutes.....

After a good ten minutes(make sure you leave it long enough to anchor well), remove the clamp and get ready to glue the rest.....
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Stick the end of the shaft under your arm to hold it and grab the end of the feather with one hand holding it out straight. With the other hand run a bead of glue up the feather to a spot where the feather will end(pre winding dry will tell you how much feather you'll need,if you have to,mark the spot).....
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Wind the glued feather up the shaft,keeping it tight, ending about 1"-1 1/2" from the nock. Set your clamp again, pinching down on the feather.......
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Set aside for 20-30 minutes so the glue really has a chance to set well. Make sure you give it adequate time as the quill will try to lift/unwind if not allowed to dry well.......
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....hang on....

[ January 23, 2009, 07:52 AM: Message edited by: Guru ]

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After adequate drying, remove the clamp. Now you'll see where the glue ended as the feather will be lifted there.....
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Now take your knife and cut the feather rite where the glue ended....
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Dab a drop of glue front and back of the feather...
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There ya have it.....
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So depending on how far you want them to go, you may have to do some trimming.....spiral fletch flu-flu's slow down very fast!

Take them outside, test them out, and have a ball.....

<<HINT>> kids love them [jumper]

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Cool Stuff!!

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love it,thanks ,it seems easy cant wait to try it
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ishiwannabe
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Picked up a few tips, thanks again Curt.
Great way to make em quick.

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Nice Curt. I do em about the same except I now use a small piece of heat shrink on the front and back of the feather and I start at the nock end with the back of the feather. DB

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Awesome!!! [thumbsup]

Thanks for posting, I have been wanting to learn how to build these for a while now. Now I see its not that hard.

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Very Cool [Cool]

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quote:
Originally posted by Dave Bowers:
Awesome!!! [thumbsup]

Thanks for posting, I have been wanting to learn how to build these for a while now. Now I see its not that hard.

Me too, I was looking for regular Flu Flu feathers to try, not now, I like the looks of these! I just wish I would of seen this a week ago! [banghead] Good stuff thanks for the info!

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thanks curt!

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Whats the difference between regular fletched and spiral fletched flu-flu's ? I've only had experiance with 3 or 6 fletch. Are the spiral better, or just look better ?
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Fletch-tape works great for those also.
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quote:
Originally posted by stagetek:
Whats the difference between regular fletched and spiral fletched flu-flu's ? I've only had experiance with 3 or 6 fletch. Are the spiral better, or just look better ?

In my experiance they stop faster. I will use two full lenght feathers and have a tighter twist

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That was GREAT! Where'd you get the full length feathers?
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What kind of glue are you using? I have all kind of mismatched shafts. Didn't think of turning them into fluflu's. Thanks man!

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