Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall

Making nock serving a hair thicker

Messages posted to thread:
Sawtooth (Original) 16-May-18
tecum-tha 16-May-18
ruintfletch 16-May-18
Pa Steve 16-May-18
George D. Stout 16-May-18
Thumper 16-May-18
longbowguy 16-May-18
jhinaz 16-May-18
Rigs 17-May-18
nomo 17-May-18
From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-May-18

waxed (or unwaxed) floss works great, been doing that for years because Bohning classics have a really big throat....... use a nail knot and finish with a lighter.

From: tecum-tha Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-May-18

Of course.

From: ruintfletch
Date: 16-May-18

Reach Dento tape waxed is the best thing i've used. Is thicker than regular floss and will last very long. I build up servings all the time with it to get proper nock fit. Super good stuff. You can get it online from Amazon. Stores don't seem to ever have it.

From: Pa Steve
Date: 16-May-18

2nd the dento tape. Works better than regular floss.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-May-18

I've used dental floss since reading about it in the Herter's catalog many moons ago. Nothing better in my opinion, and it's me. A ninety-seven sent container will last for a year, maybe longer.

From: Thumper
Date: 16-May-18

For nock fit?

The best way i have found is to strip the serving off, and wrap the string with a layer of teflon thread sealing tape. Then simply serve back over it with the same size serving you took off. Lasts as long as the serving itself.

If you have a very loose fit now, one layer should do the trick. If it has hardly any resistance at all, use two layers.

Try and wrap in the same direction that the string is twisted, and of course serve over it in the same direction.

Hope that helps!

From: longbowguy
Date: 16-May-18

I use the ribbon type of common dental floss. Works fine and lasts a long time. I get a free roll every time I go to the dentist. - lbg

From: jhinaz
Date: 16-May-18

When needed I use the Teflon Tape method that Thumper uses.

From: Rigs Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-May-18

I do the Teflon tape too... But, I also build my own strings so it's just part of the original process.

Happy hunting, Jason

From: nomo
Date: 17-May-18

Dental floss here. Lots of work to strip and re-serve when it"s not absolutely necessary. If I needed to re-serve a string and wanted to tighten things up a little, then I would use the Teflon tape. I usually just heat/soften the nocks in hot water and put them over the string and pinch and hold. Seems to work for me.

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