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I decided to learn how to make a flemish string. I figured if I was going to start making bows it's probably a good idea to learn. I did some searching and found some instructions. It took a few tries to get it right but I finally got it. This is the link to the one I used. The untwisting part is key.

String making

As for backing I bought a piece of silk from a fabric store that I am using on my board bow and I am going to use sinew on my hickory bow.
 

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I bought my string on line from 3 rivers archery I am sure there are archery shops that sell it though.

Eveything I've read says a good rule to follow for string length is 3" shorter from your nock to nock measurement for a long bow and 4" shorter for a recurve.

As far as draw length and weight I didn't get that far yet. There is no set standard as far as draw length or weight though, its pretty much what works for you.

All that said I am pretty new at this also, But I have done a lot of research and reading. There is a ton of info on this stuff though. tradgang.com has a ton of info and alot of build-a-longs and some good people. You may want to go there and ask some questions or just search the forums.
 
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