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Yarn String Silencers

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LightPaw 13-Jun-18
Liquid Tension 13-Jun-18
BACKYARD 13-Jun-18
GUTPILE PA 13-Jun-18
BowAholic 13-Jun-18
jonj 13-Jun-18
Patrick 13-Jun-18
Bassman 13-Jun-18
T4halo 13-Jun-18
Archre167 13-Jun-18
LightPaw 13-Jun-18
Beginner 13-Jun-18
Beginner 13-Jun-18
Bleedout58 13-Jun-18
HitorMiss 13-Jun-18
bodymanbowyer 13-Jun-18
Twisted Branch 14-Jun-18
jrh24 14-Jun-18
Deno 14-Jun-18
LightPaw 14-Jun-18
Scoop 14-Jun-18
Dean 14-Jun-18
bearfootin 14-Jun-18
LightPaw 14-Jun-18
bearfootin 14-Jun-18
LightPaw 16-Jun-18
From: LightPaw
Date: 13-Jun-18

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I thought I would make some for myself and got carried away.

Free to anyone that can use them. One per person or two per family. The highly colorful ones work well on the 25-30# stuff.

PM me the ship to address. I will send these out FREE until they are gone.

Kindly

From: Liquid Tension
Date: 13-Jun-18




Don’t need any but great gesture on your part!

From: BACKYARD
Date: 13-Jun-18




Dave Nash 454 East 1150 North Milford, Indiana 46542 Thanks and could us a couple for grand kids light bows. Very nice of you Dave

From: GUTPILE PA
Date: 13-Jun-18




PM you

From: BowAholic
Date: 13-Jun-18




don't need any either... but it's a nice gesture. Everyone needs to get a skein of yarn and make a few hundred... :)

From: jonj
Date: 13-Jun-18




Jon Johnson 4576 Alabama SW Navarre Oh 44662 for 50# bow

From: Patrick
Date: 13-Jun-18




Don't need any but heck of a gesture on your behalf! Thank you!!

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 13-Jun-18




you care and share .god speed

From: T4halo
Date: 13-Jun-18




Very cool of you!!

T4

From: Archre167
Date: 13-Jun-18




Bravo! Very good of you.

From: LightPaw
Date: 13-Jun-18




About half of the pile is gone, but there are still plenty left.

I appreciate the opportunity to share... and it is making room for a fresh batch - lol.

From: Beginner
Date: 13-Jun-18




I would appreciate one of the green or brown colored ones if still available. Very generous of you to offer them. I will PM you my address.

From: Beginner
Date: 13-Jun-18




I would appreciate one of the green or brown colored ones if still available. Very generous of you to offer them. I will PM you my address.

From: Bleedout58
Date: 13-Jun-18




Then are very Nice..Good Work....

From: HitorMiss
Date: 13-Jun-18




Make my own so no need for yours but very generous on your part.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 13-Jun-18




Nice work, fun to make and a very nice gesture. I'm good :-) JF

From: Twisted Branch
Date: 14-Jun-18




I’d like a set for the 25-30 pounds please. Thanks! Charles L. Wallace..717 Sumter St....Clover SC....29710

From: jrh24
Date: 14-Jun-18




I would like a dark set for a 50# bow if you still have any. Thank-You Sir John Hain 2519 20th St. N.E. Stewartville Minn. 55976

From: Deno
Date: 14-Jun-18




Nice thought there. Looks like they're going to get put to good use.

Deno

From: LightPaw
Date: 14-Jun-18




Thanks everyone!

They are all gone and will be in the mail to you this week.

Kindly

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Jun-18




LightPaw, your head and heart are in the right place. You did good, and we all thank you.

From: Dean
Date: 14-Jun-18




Could you share with us how you make them with some basic instructions? Thanks...and thanks for your generosity!

From: bearfootin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Jun-18




What Dean said LOL PS....nice gesture Thanx,...Lloyd

From: LightPaw
Date: 14-Jun-18




Thanks you guys! Wish I could post a picture, but the site is not allowing it right now.

I used a combination of methods found online. Basically: I made a jig by inserting two 1/4" x 3" dowels into a scrap piece of wood about 1 ¾” apart. I cut a slit in the wood base next to one of the dowels. To start the wrap, I tied a knot in one end of the yarn and pulled it through the slit in the base to keep it in place. I started wrapping the yarn around and between the dowels in a figure 8 pattern keeping even tension with each loop. After the desired number of loops (20 for lighter, 40 for heavier), I wrapped the yarn end around the post closest to the slit and secured it in the slit in the base along with the initial strand.

Using a piece of scrap yard, I tied a double-overhand knot around the center of the bundle (over then under) and pulled it as tight as possible. Then, I slipped the silencer off of the dowels and cut the two ends off.

When installing the silencer, separate the bow string. Divide the silencer bundle in half, perpendicular to the silencer center knot. Insert half of the silencer between the string strands. The bow string should lay across the center silencer knot, not parallel to it. Twist the string snug. Restring the bow and cut the loops open. Shoot it 20 - 50 times and you are good. No additional knots needed to hold the silencer in place.

Super easy and fun for the whole family... if you're into that kinda thing. The novelty wore off my girlfriend after 6 or so - lol.

Your mileage may vary, some of the silencers were from the beginning of the journey (before the figure 8) and some were from the end. The heavier ones are from the end and provided a better result.

Kindly

From: bearfootin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Jun-18




Sounds easy enough, thanx Tony,.........Lloyd

From: LightPaw
Date: 16-Jun-18

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