FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

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FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

Post by mreyner » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:54 am

Went on line and watched how "Flemish" bow strings are made. They were using a "tapered" twist to blend in the tails of string. Why do x-bow string makers leave them in one piece and not tapered in? I am assuming it is for strength do to much shorter string length. Just wondering.

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Re: FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

Post by xcaliber » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:53 pm

I don't know if any extra strength comes from leaving the tag ends at full bundle count, or tapering off matter that much, I think it really is more for the uniform look.
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Post by vixenmaster » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:09 pm

The Tapered style is cosmetic n tickles some ppl's fancy. Havin to cut material n work off a string board is time consumin n most likely brings in abit more money than i would shuck out. Now i certainly would run my string price up to build those. That would put me into niche n not many Customers. There maybe someone who will make them, i jus have too many things to get done Home Steadin on a daily basic
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Re: FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

Post by robertyb » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:29 pm

I like my puffball silencers I get for free on Mike's strings. :D
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Re: FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

Post by 8ptbuk » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:03 pm

I leave about 1/2 to 5/8 tag ends for two reasons, First they look cool :D Next it provides a little insurance if someone makes a mistake and twist it the wrong way adjusting the brace height.
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Re: FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

Post by BrotherRon » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:56 pm

robertyb wrote:I like my puffball silencers I get for free on Mike's strings. :D
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Re: FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

Post by nchunterkw » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:59 am

I've tried it on a string or two just messin' around. Like Mike said, it's pretty time consuming and doesn't really buy you anything.
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Re: FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

Post by Boo » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:53 am

Keith, you don't have to make a tapered bundle. You can clip a few strands at each twist as you get close to the end. It's really not that much effort but I'd rather have the strength of a full bundle braid.
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Re: FLEMISH STRING CONSTRUCTION

Post by nchunterkw » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:06 am

Boo,
Yeah I got you. I also mess around with making trad bow strings for my own recurves and I have a jig that adds the taper in, so I did that. It's fine on my 50# recurve but I agree....I want the full strand count all the way out for my crossbow.
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