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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

=keith=

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