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Brianlocal3
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After selling a bow to a gentleman here that had a new string on it that I did not put silencers on it came to my attention not everyone had figured out how to add silencers yet.
So what I do is make mine out of wool yarn.
Items needed: old plastic hanger, ball of wool yarn, scissors or knife, measuring device.  -

First cut your old hanger to look like those in the pic. Then I tie off the yarn to the underside of the fork.  -

After that I wrap the yarn around 10 times.
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I then cut off the yarn from the spool and tie a clove hitch around the middle of the yarn.
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JD Berry Misty Dawn 68" 50@27
JD Berry Vixen 68" 50@27
Fred Bear Bruin 68" 55@28

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Brianlocal3
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Next I measure down 10" (pick your own number, sometimes i do 9 or 12)
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I then split the string by colors at this point.
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now placed the yarn bundle centered in the split string.
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now string up your bow, and CAREFULLY cut the loops on the ends of the yarn bundle.
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Now take the bow and shoot 1-1000 arrows, whatever suits your fancy and the bundles will have puffed up and your bow is now silent and all twang should have been removed.
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JD Berry Misty Dawn 68" 50@27
JD Berry Vixen 68" 50@27
Fred Bear Bruin 68" 55@28

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Brianlocal3
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JD Berry Misty Dawn 68" 50@27
JD Berry Vixen 68" 50@27
Fred Bear Bruin 68" 55@28

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LinemanARK
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Yeap thats the way I do it works good except when your wife sees you cutting up close hangers haha Mike
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Brianlocal3
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!!!!!!NOTE!!!!!! remember you do the first part with bow UNSTRUNG. only string up AFTER silencers are in the string.

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JD Berry Misty Dawn 68" 50@27
JD Berry Vixen 68" 50@27
Fred Bear Bruin 68" 55@28

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pumatrax
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I like the hanger idea...I've been wrapping the yarn around three fingers for years....good idea
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fishone
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You can also wrap the yarn around a credit card.
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tracker1
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Good information there Brian. I do the same thing but I wrap the wool around a credit card 10 times length wise and stick the credit card between the strands them pull the wool off the credit card.
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Brianlocal3
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I never thought about the credit card.d

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JD Berry Misty Dawn 68" 50@27
JD Berry Vixen 68" 50@27
Fred Bear Bruin 68" 55@28

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Kevin L.
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Same thing here. I use a scrap piece of 2x4 with a couple of paneling nails to run the yarn on.

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Appalachian LB 66"57@26
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