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I know there are many different Flemish jigs, some setup a little different than others. The one I have is marked 60" at the first adjustable hole for string length. I have seen others marked 46 or 48" at the first hole (hole after making the "M" turn between the two end nails) So I am wondering about making a string shorter than 60". Lord only knows what I did with the instructions I got with that thing years ago. Probably stuffed in a drawer somewhere. Any knowledge on this type jig?
Thanks in advance,
Jack
 

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You need another Jig or just make one by hand by driving in two nails on a board. For a 54 string just drive in the nails at 51 1/2 and add a 1 1/2 loop for the top and a one inch for the bottom. If you do not want your loops that big? add length accordingly.

Just add the tag ends 9 for the top and 8 for the bottom.

You do not have to have a jig to make a flemish string.
 

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Instead of tying your strand to the first nail, skip down a few. Do a test wrap with one and measure it, but each set of nails equals about 1/2". I generally cut my bundles 16" longer than the intended string.
 
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