This is a post that all TAS members can use to share how they make wood arrows.
I start by checking the straightness of the shaft. I have a heavy weight roller that I use to get the shaft straight. From there, I dip a cloth in wipe on poly gloss covering the whole shaft. I let the shaft dry then use 0000 steel wool to get a flat surface. I apply 3 coats of wipe on poly and use 0000 steel wool between each coat. Once the finish is hardened, I taper the nock end and glue on the nocks, then apply the feathers with a fletching jig. The last step is tapering the point ends and gluing on either the field points or broadheads.
An important part of gluing on the nocks is to have the edge grain (side looks like lots of lines running from end to end of the arrow) as the side of the shaft. The belly of the nock should be facing up.