Got all my stuff the other day and I finally got a chance to start putting things together. One thing I didn't realize is that there are right and left side feathers...I was lucky enough to get both sets wrong. I guess I need to make another order. I guess that's why I couldn't get the feathers to lay right on the shaft...right helical orientation with a left side feather doesn't work.
I did get to see the buck my wife was talking about though, and he definitely needs to be on my wall. Hopefully he will hang around for a while. I got a couple pics of him, but it was too dark to see him in the pics.