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27071Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: string making

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  • Edward deWitt
    Feb 8, 2010
      Robert,  I use a bowyers knot on my Flemish strings also. 
      When you use linen, what quantity of strands do you use?   I am looking to make 35-40 pound strings for my bows.  Do you use all the same color or do you color them for separation purposes?
      Ld Edward

      --- On Mon, 2/8/10, Robert Meyer <meyer_rm@...> wrote:

      From: Robert Meyer <meyer_rm@...>
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: string making
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, February 8, 2010, 12:23 AM


      I've been making my own strings, too.  I've been using Irish Linen and hemp for them.  I Flemish twist one end and use a bowyer's knot on the other end.  Works really well.


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      From: Ld. Cian Rhys Gravenor <metaldog00@hotmail. com>
      To: sca-archery@ yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Mon, February 8, 2010 12:02:25 AM
      Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: string making

      I've been making my own Flemish Strings for over a year now and I love it. I too, learned from 3 rivers but I never got the dvd. I just got a copy of the instructions from them.   I've done both 2 and 3 color strings though the 3-color is only a little more difficult. I've even managed to make a Flemish twist for my crossbow. =) I love it and will probably never return to the endless loop unless I absolutely have to.


      To: SCA-Archery@ yahoogroups. com
      From: aharndts67@yahoo. com
      Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 21:52:50 +0000
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: string making

      Yeah that DVD from 3 rivers archery is a very good video... it is all in the twist.
      Spend some time learning on making the 3ply string. the plus to a 3 ply is that the string is a round string, and far better custom color options...
      Bit of advice. Don't mix B-50 with Fastflite string... makes a weird string size. it almost like a D.
      what do you use for your serving string.. the braided black and white fast flite or standard #4 nylon.

      oh don't feel bad if a friend asks you to make a string for them, $10 each. and that is cheap.

      And welcome to the quiet guild of string makers.

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