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    I have a vintage recurve and it has an endless loop on it which I want to replace. Will there be a significant performance drop by switching to Flemish twist if I use Dacron B-50 for both?
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    There was a question awhile back about how I did end servings when I build endless loop strings. In this post I will show how I do it for extreme recurves using a Spigarelli jig. The Spigarelli jig is relatively inexpensive, at least compared to the higher cost BCY Yellowstone and Apple Jigs. I...
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    I was never a fan of endless loop strings for recurves. However, when I bought a bow from John at John's Custom in VA (Breathn), he offered to send along one of his strings. I was an endless loop. At first I was not expecting much based on past endless loop strings, but a free string is worth...
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    Gentlefolk...about a week ago "BWBOW" (aka Glenn McPherson of "Show-Me Bowstrings") asked if I'd be willing to receive, try, test and post the results of very challenging mission he was taking on whereby?..... His Mission Was:To create an extremely stable bowstring constructed of BCY-X in an...
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    So, in the last year I've learned how to make strings. I can make a decent flemish string but they aren't as consistent as I like. I made a 2x4 jig for endless strings and while the string comes out consistent they just take me a long time to get the loops right. Today I was building up a...
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    Hi this is my first post here, so be gentle please. I’m about to make my first bowstring (endless loop), I’ll be using Dacron B50, the string is for a border bows black douglas which was made in 1983. Using Dacron do you twist the strings, or do you serve without twists. The string needs to...
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    Most suggested end servings seem to have a dia of .19 or less. When making a string with lower strand counts, could a thicker dia serving be used instead of padding?
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    Gentlefolk...Here's a question that I've been dying to ask based on my personal observations and limited experience in such matters as follows... A week or two ago I grabbed my Super Kodiak which had been left hanging strung by it's string for about a month...(while I played with my new falco...
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    Looking for 16 strand endless loop FF materials. Any recommendations.
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    Having some problems with serving separtation where the arrow nocks on the string! Using 18 strands of 8125 , .19 Halo center serving , Large groove -g-nocks. If I am stringing my bow with a stringer, stabilizers pointing up, top limb to my left. I twist the string back towards myself. Should...
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    How long do you make your end loop servings on endless loop longbow strings? I would think that they would be shorter than recurve strings. I am not including the end loop in the measurement.
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    can someone direct me in the right direction,videos,books....
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    I had someone ask me some questions about endless string jigs-what do they look like, can I make my own? Here are a few pics I took of the one that I made at home. Don
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    For those of you who make endless strings, how much longer do you make the string, to allow for twisting than you want the finished string length? For example if you want a 60" string, do you make the string 60 1/2" then twist X number of times to get 60"?
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    Many prefer endless strings over flemish. What are the advantages of an endless string? Have you noticed that the Endless strings are more noisy than a flemish?
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    Which type of string do you prefer to use on your longbows and why? Clint
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    I need an endless for a Black Bear Warf with medium limbs. Could someone please recommend a stringmaker to me?
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    Hey guys what size do you make your loops to fit over the I.L.F. limbs? I made the loops too small and have to make another. Thanks Paul:help:
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