I got these arrows delivered to Jason and Kim last weekend and finally have a chance to get a couple pictures up here. Jason and Kim have been coming to the Pasadena gatherings and are working on their first self bows. Since their new bows do not have shelves we wanted to wrap the leading edge of the feathers so their hands won't be cut as the arrow is loosed.
When wrapping with thread I like to use the Raptor cut because I can trim off a bit of feather from the quill and not change the profile of the feather. If you take a look at Gary's arrows a little further down the page you can see that the shield shape of his fletching has kind of a blunt look to the leading edge from the feather being trimmed for the thread.