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Rob DiStefano
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geez, it's taken me months to find the time to put together something digital on how i spin strings, but fellow trad ganger larry smeen and i put together some footage this past wednesday. it shows me using the unistrut endless jig i built, spinning up a 2 color, 60-1/4", 8 strand dyneema'02, padded loop (dacron), skinny string for a 62" 55# mohawk longbow.

some video caveats ...

this is an uncut, unedited raw video. so you get to hear and see some bloopers.

there are annoying clicks and pops courtesy of a cheap squeeky tripod.

the original video is dvd quality and a 720 wide 1.7 gig mpg file. the best i could do, for now, is to convert to a wmv file that's 124 megs in filesize, sorry.

post script - about an hour after finishing the videoing, i accidentally knocked the 20# string jig off the table, sending the end of the unistrut into the top of my right foot ... larry drove me to the er and 3 stitches later the bleeding stopped. stuff happens, eh?

after a few dayze, this post will get moved to the how-to forum.

spinning a padded loop skinny bowstring


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[ August 22, 2009, 07:05 PM: Message edited by: Rob DiStefano ]

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Thanks, Rob!
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"this is an uncut, unedited raw video..."

I sent the youngins outta the room before playing it. [Big Grin]


Seriously, I've had alot of use for the one I made with your plans. Can't say thanx enuf.

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Thanks alot for your time and info. Im gonna go type one now.
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Thanks!! I have found this to be very helpful!

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Bruce Martin
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That was an excellent demonstration. At the risk of being slightly off topic, what advantages do you see for an endless string vs. a flemish twist?
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That was excellent! Thanks Rob. [thumbsup]
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Excellent Rob!!!

Some questions - can you try to explain the amount of tension you use on your server?

Can you tell us about the wax you use?

Last - did the stitches hurt? [Smile]

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Very cool thanks for taking the time to make that video.

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flemish or endless? both will get the job done extremely well! i like endless because it will clone any string perfectly on the first spin, and they are extremely precise.

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i like serving tension to be on the tight side, but not TIGHT. if the spool starts to drag/bind even a little bit, the tension is too tight.

i use beeswax.

the stitching up didn't hurt a bit, thanx to novocaine - it was the loss of blood that had me scared, it was a gusher!

a new and much improved spinning video is in the planning.

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False advertising!!!
That "endless" string video ended! Bummer!

And did you really say "serve that #*%$^&*?"
Killdeer [Eek!]
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Thanks for the explanation on why endless. I noticed as I build flemish strings sometimes I'm not so precise and so I may have to twist more or less to get brace height. If the string is too long, it's just going to weigh more, so some of the benefits of a lighter string are diminished. Now (as if I need one)another reason to tinker in the shop and build a spinner jig for endless strings.
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quote:
Originally posted by Killdeer:
False advertising!!!
That "endless" string video ended! Bummer!

kinda like 'the endless summer' ....

And did you really say "serve that #*%$^&*?"

insert q-tip, remove ear wax - 'serve this puppy' [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Bruce Martin:
Thanks for the explanation on why endless. I noticed as I build flemish strings sometimes I'm not so precise and so I may have to twist more or less to get brace height. If the string is too long, it's just going to weigh more, so some of the benefits of a lighter string are diminished. Now (as if I need one)another reason to tinker in the shop and build a spinner jig for endless strings.

fwiw, i also believe there's no benefit to tons of string twist - makes for a spring-like effect that's not a good thing.

the how-to forum has a pictorial thread for building the super simple unistrut endless jig.

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