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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Making Bow Strings question

Is there anyone out there that spins their own strings and cables? I need to know how much longer you make your strings to compensate for the twists. For example, my string is suppose to be 51.25" based off that I should have 26 twists. If i set my posts at 51.25, the end product will be way to short, so is there a calculation or a general rule of thumb?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 12:22 PM
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Re: Making Bow Strings question

if i remember right, i use to buy strings off a guy that made them 1 1/4" for the twist. sending you a pm also
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Re: Making Bow Strings question

mr. whitetail, go over to acherytalk, look for a arrow and string forum, they can answer all your question, GREAT Bunch of Guys over there ! steelhorse814
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Re: Making Bow Strings question

There is a specific formula depending on whether or not you use a 2 post or 4 post jig.

Archerytalk is your best place to answer this. You need a jig that will apply at least 100# of stress on the strings to prestretch them.

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