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    So.... I ordered some b55 to learn how to build Flemish twist strings. The first one that I built, was built while watching pausing and rewinding YouTube videos. It didn't end well. I'm not sure if I nicked it somehow but it snapped at the top loop. I built a smaller one for a 15lb kids bow...
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    Is there a calculator or program out there where you can put in the type of string (diameter), number of strands to get an idea of what serving to use to match my nocks? I found one but it looked like an excel spreadsheet where someone had put in the numbers for strings they have already done.*...
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    So I am new to the whole trad thing and am awaiting a 60" PSAIII 42#. I want to get the required materials to build strings for it and am intimidated by the flemish string build. I do build strings/cables for my compounds...can I use those techniques to build for a recurve? If so, what are...
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    I'm thinking about building a shorter hunting bow. I think I am going with at 15' riser. I like the Bivouac, Morrison and Das. The questions I have are what limbs are people running on the short risers? How are people liking or disliking the shorties?
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    A couple months ago I posted a question regarding a busted Howatt Hi Speed and got a lot of good feed back; so here's another question. I now have two Hi Speed handles, because I can't bring myself to toss them, and I'm wondering if a traditional bowyer could use one of those handles to attach...
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    The artistry of Zwe . . . Building a Xiaoshao bow : regards, John
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    I’m shooting a DAS DALAA. I ran into a conundrum, I built up my strike plate for some Victory VAP arrows and they shot pretty well. I lost too many and am now going to switch to Easton Aftermath arrows. I plan on using mainly leather to build up the strike plate like I did last time, but is it...
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    Hi all. I'm looking to start putting together my own arrows for the first time. I normally just buy mine ready made and to be honest I've never done much in the way of matching arrows to bow properly. They have always worked well enough, but if I'm starting from scratch I'd like them to be on...
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    First post here for me.Its sort of a multi question one but here i go- I recently bought my first ILF rig and am enjoying it although I must say it can be a bit overwhelming having that much tune-ability. Ive been playing around with building different shelfs and gluing them onto some painters...
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    How picky are you when building your arrows? I am probably overly picky. Here is my process. I usually buy 3 to 4 dozen at a time and start by sorting them by weight, spine, and straightness. I throw out any that are outside of a 2 grains span. I spine each one and throw out any that are...
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    Good afternoon folks, I have been kicking around the idea of designing a riser for a while now. I'm an engineer and have always had a passion for bow hunting. Over the last few years I have gone completely traditional. I really like many of the newer designs that get away from traditional...
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    Hi there lovely people,My first post in this forum! :) Im planing on building myself a Wooden riser that fits the Predator limb system. But, i do not own a predator riser myself. and therefore i was hoping that someone in here has one. And would be super kind and do some measurements for me ...
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    It started with a feather burner, now a spinrite crester is on the way. What a mess this "simple" hobby has become. :) If you have any links to arrow cresting builds please share them.
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    I and my son have dove into recurve shooting this summer and having a blast. I am wanting to make endless loop strings and have been researching only to end up confused and frustrated. I have mainly older Bear bows and I understand they need dacron b50 strings on them. I use 14 strand strings...
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