TreeBlaskted Oak

Arrow Making Tutorial

  1. Shafts
  2. Feathers
  3. Nocks & Points
  4. Tools
  5. Shaft Preperation
  6. Lacquering
  7. Nocking
  8. Fletching
  9. Tipping

Medieval Arrows



Tapering Tool: In order to attach the nock and the point the shaft has to be tapered down to an angle specific to either the nock or the point. Most of these tools resemble a handheld pencil sharpener, however some are full sized grinders.

Recommended: Tru-Center Tapering Tool – allows for tapering of all three shaft sizes and screw on guides help for centered results.

Dip Tube: optional if using regular sealer; required if using gasket lacquer.

Recommended: Big Dipper – screw on cap compatible with gasket system and convenient for storage. Requires 1.75 pints to fill.

Gasket: required for the gasket lacquer

Fletching Jig: there are many options, 3 or 4 feather and helical or non helical

Recommended: Bitzenburger Fletching Jig – most recommended by fletchers, allows for 3 or 4 feather helical fletching

Tip Glue: hot melt glues require an open flame (ie a candle) and a pair of pliers

Recommended: Ferr-L-Tite

Feather Glue: experiment to ensure glue is compatible with chosen sealer

Recommended: Duco Cement – works well with most sealers and gasket lacquers

Sandpaper: You will need 150 grit and 200 grit sandpaper.

Tack Cloth: A tack cloth is a material used for removing dust from a surface, such as sawdust. Some types are slightly sticky and are disposable others are made of microfiber and can be washed.


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