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My string for my Samick Sage

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Homey88 15-May-19
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Witherstick 15-May-19
George D. Stout 15-May-19
Clydebow 15-May-19
Homey88 15-May-19
falcon 15-May-19
Linecutter 15-May-19
Homey88 15-May-19
Bassman 16-May-19
Brad Lehmann 16-May-19
RC 16-May-19
Linecutter 16-May-19
Homey88 16-May-19
Brad Lehmann 16-May-19
Rik Davis 16-May-19
George Tsoukalas 16-May-19
SteveBNY 17-May-19
trad47 17-May-19
Homey88 17-May-19
monkeyball 17-May-19
Homey88 17-May-19
From: Homey88
Date: 15-May-19

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Here is my finished string for my 40# samick sage. I made a Flemish twist string with 14 strands of D97. Really only my second successful string. I tried to show as much of the string as I could and my serving could be better. Comments and feedback welcome!

From: Homey88
Date: 15-May-19

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From: Tweed
Date: 15-May-19




Good job!

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 15-May-19




Looks good for what I see, 12 strand might be better, but nock fit for your arrows is best.

From: Homey88
Date: 15-May-19




Thanks guys!

From: Witherstick
Date: 15-May-19




It looks good. You will have no trouble twisting up more in the future. At least from the photo, it does look like a lot of serving. I only serve about 4 inches of string for our bowstrings.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-19




Looks good to me Mike. I'm shooting a low stretch, endless loop on my PSE Night Hawk...Sage under another name. Great shooting bow from my perspective.

From: Clydebow
Date: 15-May-19




Looks good. That's what I used to replace the ones on my son's and one I had.

From: Homey88
Date: 15-May-19




Thanks guys I appreciate the comments!

From: falcon
Date: 15-May-19




Good job

From: Linecutter
Date: 15-May-19




I don't see anything wrong with that serving at all. Only your second string you did a "REALLY" nice job. A whole lot better than the second string I ever made that is for sure. The more you make the more you will get comfortable doing it. You should be proud of yourself. DANNY

From: Homey88
Date: 15-May-19




Thanks falcon and line cutter! Only the second successful string, I have failed at about 5 or 6 that didn’t make the correct length

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 16-May-19




1/2of 62 =31 inches +6 = 37inches on a straight string jig.Put the two bundles together, and start your twists at 9 inches from the end of the string on both ends. Then add your twists for best brace height.Works for me.The pig tails come out the length that I like them. I use 10 strands of D 97 ff.Some guys will use the 1/2 plus 10 formula.

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 16-May-19




That looks good enough for me. Actually better than what I typically make. Mine have been known to have some tag ends fraying and blowing in the wind. Sometimes I trim them and sometimes not. I shoot ugly arrows, too.

For your second string, that is outstanding. I believe that you have the knack for twisting up a string.

From: RC
Date: 16-May-19




For your second string you did one heck of a good job.

From: Linecutter
Date: 16-May-19




Homey88,

Hey those other strings that were the incorrect length weren't failures, them was just practice strings, and don't you forget it. I still make practice strings from time to time :'). As old as I am getting it takes my fingers a little longer to warm up, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it. It is either that or the material shrunk after it came off of the spool. Yeah that is it, the material shrunk. DANNY

From: Homey88
Date: 16-May-19




Thanks for all the feedback,I for some reason but on way more serving than needed. It all good though I know better for next time. Really appreciate the feedback and comments.

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 16-May-19




I got tired of having strings come in at the wrong length so I made a measuring stick with a peg and indexed it from about 52-62 inches. I do every up to twisting in the final loop, measure, and see exactly where it needs to be. I've found that about a half inch short of desired length will put me right on the money when the string is stretched.

From: Rik Davis
Date: 16-May-19




No complaints. Impressed with the "neatness" of the entire string.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 16-May-19




Very nice. Looks good. Jawge

From: SteveBNY
Date: 17-May-19




Don't depend on starting the 2nd loop at a fixed distance from the end. Take notes on every build. After awhile your notes will show you where to measure from the end of the 1st loop to where you need to start the 2nd loop process.

From: trad47
Date: 17-May-19




Nice workmanship ! I was I had a fraction of your attention to detail. Been wanting to DIY with bowstring build for a long time. Thanks for showing.

From: Homey88
Date: 17-May-19




Thanks guys, really appreciate all the comments.

From: monkeyball
Date: 17-May-19




Must be that wax you are using.......

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Homey88
Date: 17-May-19




Craig that was you put together is amazing! Super tacky, incredible stuff!





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