FINAL ARROW PREP & FLETCHING JIG: You now have everything ready to go to build your arrow. You will need a fletching jig for your vanes or feathers. For this section, I will discuss vanes but most of the basics apply to feathers too. No matter what jig your select, make sure you use the same jig for every arrow. Again, control what you can. I prefer the "Bitzenburger, Dial-O-Fletch" jig and clamp system. This jig will last you a lifetime.
The arrow shaft needs to be sanded lightly where your will be gluing the vanes to the shaft. I use hot water and
a "Scotch-Brite" heavy duty scub sponge (yellow & green). You could use steel wool for sanding as well. I will then flush out the shaft of all the cutting dust that could remain from the cutting of the shaft and prep you did for the inserts. I will then use an air compressor to speed up the drying. Just before I fletch the arrow, I will again run hot water over the vane end of the shaft and shake it off (some of the water will remain). Water helps with the adhesion of "instant glues". Most of us have glued our fingers together. That happened quickly because of the moisture on your hand. The final consideration position of the vane. Basic options are right/left helical or straight. This is usually determined by the arrows use or the vane itself.