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Rainy day string

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felipe 24-Nov-22
Wayne Hess 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
bustedarrow2 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
2 bears 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
Maynard 24-Nov-22
Wayne Hess 24-Nov-22
Supernaut 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
bustedarrow2 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
felipe 24-Nov-22
Muddyboots 25-Nov-22
Bob Rowlands 25-Nov-22
AK Pathfinder 25-Nov-22
Wayne Hess 25-Nov-22
tradslinger 25-Nov-22
Shakey Jake 25-Nov-22
From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22

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Raining cats and dogs in SE Texas so it looks like I have time to do something I never have time for; my 68” Border longbow needs a new string.

As you can tell by the pic I shoot mainly red and yellow strings. I usta mix in black but that color smudges and doesn’t play well with others. However, The Border is black, and I need to use up some black, so I guess a black string it will be.

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 24-Nov-22




Keep the show and tell going

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22

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Getting the tools out and noticed my string wax is “Tex Tite”, which seems appropriate for me but makes me wonder what y’all use in other states.

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22

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Using the razor knife always makes me apprehensive, but how could I cut it wrong, ha ha. Guess I really shouldn’t laugh.

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22

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See what I mean about the smudge.

I also made a mistake more common than I previously realized. I forgot to change the pin in the jig that determines string length. Obviously the last string I built was for my 70” Hill Sirocco, good thing it has black glass. So now I have another string for a bow I never shoot, but on the bright side, it is still raining.

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22

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Yep, fits the Sirocco real nice; durn. Well I do have an over abundance of black D97. Starting to like the all black look.

From: bustedarrow2
Date: 24-Nov-22

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I like the red,yellow,black combo my self.

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22

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Nice, that red, yellow, black is my favorite combo, or at least was before I got this roll of black.

Meanwhile, I’m back in business with a string that fits the Border. I was thinking it looks good till I saw Busted’s. That’s okay, I’m sticking to my plan with black serving.

From: 2 bears
Date: 24-Nov-22




FYI Phil Next time you can always untwist the last loop adjust your length 2" retwist then cut off the extra if you don't want to twist the extra back in. I usually take a measurement to where I start the second loop. >>>----> Ken

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22




Thank Ken, my mistake because I work from the ends. Besides, it found a quick home on another bow. That's why it's good to have bows of different lengths.

I don't build strings often, so I try to make a few when I get started anyway.

From: Maynard
Date: 24-Nov-22




Nice looking bowstrings

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 24-Nov-22




Black blends in nice with Black bow, Nice

From: Supernaut
Date: 24-Nov-22




Looks great!

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22

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Finished product. Served with mono (don’t tell me you don’t like mono, I already know I’m the only fan in the universe). Also, trying a mono nock locator for the first time. The red is the only color, l’ll use black 550 sheathing for silencers.

From: bustedarrow2
Date: 24-Nov-22




Thats a great looking serving!!! Your string is slick looking as well. I've never tried mono but i'll be looling for some now. Looks great.

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22

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Another pic of the tie-on. We’ll see if it lasts.

From: felipe
Date: 24-Nov-22




Mono lasts forever, unless it doesn’t, in which case it can unravel at about the speed of light. It’s slick to work with so I backserve 40 or more turns.

From: Muddyboots
Date: 25-Nov-22




Strings look good. I use Ken's adjustment method whenever length is off more than I want to add or remove twists.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 25-Nov-22




goodntite felipe. Thanks for the close ups.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 25-Nov-22




Those are really nice looking strings.

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 25-Nov-22




Sharp looking

From: tradslinger
Date: 25-Nov-22




awesome looking strings. for some reason, mine always look like a one eyed blind guy with no feeling in his fingers made it. they never look like that and are barely serviceable. You guys make them look so easy and nice.

From: Shakey Jake
Date: 25-Nov-22




Very nice





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