I use the feathers from the birds we harvest to make my own arrow fletchings. I make the c0ck feathers from the wings of turkeys that I harvest. I am a traditional archer and bowhunter and I make all my own equipment. I like to use whole uncut white feathers for the two hen feathers and a homemade c0ck feather. I found 7 good looking specimens (one is a spare) Next I split them to get rid of the side that I won’t need. Then I find the best section in the middle of the length and cut off the ends. These are longer than I need but I will trim them later Because the split base is way to thick I need to thin them down. I use a belt sander with a fine grit belt because the bases are pretty soft. I finish them with a sanding block The thined feather is a lot less beefy. Next I cut them to their finished length. After fletching, I use a feather burner to give them their shape.