Paint decorations and glue nocks, heads, and feathers on archery arrows.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Arrowsmiths do?

Paints decorations and glues nock, head, and feathers on shaft of archery arrows: Applies glue to ends of arrow and places nock on one end and hunting or target head on other end. Positions arrow in rotating cresting machine and paints bands of specified color on rotating arrow shaft, using brush. Clamps arrow into fletching jig of rotating fletching table leaving edge of quill exposed. Applies glue to exposed edge and positions edge on arrow shaft. Repeats gluing operation until specified number of feathers are glued to arrow. May mix paints according to color chart. May be designated according to duties performed as Crester; Fletcher.

Should I be an Arrowsmith?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become an Arrowsmith

    Arrowsmiths generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Arrowsmith-related education!
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