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Offline Elkchaser

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 08:07:00 AM »
Great video tutorial. Thank you foe sharing that.
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2011, 08:20:00 AM »
Gator, I've tried a lot of different material for the tied on nock.  The one I used in the video was dacron bowstring.  I've also used fastflight bowstring and serving thread.  You want to use something that is thick enough that it actually works as a nock; some material is so thin it sort of disappears in the serving and the arrow nock might slip over the end of it.  I've also tried some material that is too thick, like bowfishing line, and doesn't seem to work as well either.  I haven't tried dental floss, but it might work if it's thick enough to function as a nock.
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2011, 09:37:00 AM »
Nice and clean  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2011, 10:15:00 AM »
Dave, is that style so tight that you cannot twist it up and down to fine tune your nock point or is that an option.

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2011, 11:42:00 AM »
Thank you for posting this.  Tried it this mornninng and it works beter than any other tied nock I have use.

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2011, 11:48:00 AM »
I'm trying this.  I've always hated brass nocks, but have never had luck making/glueing tied nocks before.
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2011, 12:34:00 PM »
Steve,

Earlier, I would leave the knot a little loose and then I could screw it up and down the serving and adjust it a little.  I would tighten the knot after I got it positioned where I wanted it.  Generally, I found that this required gluing the knot after it was in its final position, as it didn't seem to be quite as tight as when I tighten it at the same time I make it.

However, I prefer tightening the knot at the time I make it, as it seems to stay tight that way without the need for glue, and makes it easier to replace than a glued-on nock.  I use a loosely fastened metal nock during the tuning process, and then replace it with a tied-on nock when I know where I want the nock point to be.

The nock material does get worn after a period of use and needs to be replaced, or I might change my mind about where the nock should be located, so I do get a fair amount of practice making these things.  Enough that I can anticipate the shrinkage that will take place when I cinch up the knot and so extend the wraps a little further down the serving than I want them to end up after I tighten the knot.
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2011, 01:47:00 PM »
Video won't play and says video not found.
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2011, 02:19:00 PM »
Thanks,great video with easy to follow directions. This would be a good one for the how to forum.

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2011, 02:56:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing.......Randy
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2011, 03:07:00 PM »
Looks nice.  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2011, 04:56:00 PM »
Thank you Dave.  Even if it is not tunable, the neatness and easy to tie nature of your method look like it will be worth a try over the back and forth overhand knot method I have used in the past.

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2011, 05:11:00 PM »
Thanks McDave, I saved this one so I can refer back to it.
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2011, 05:20:00 PM »
Nice video

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2011, 05:25:00 PM »
McDave,
Thanks for taking the time to share your technique with us. Like a lot of the guys above, I have never been completely happy with my results before and settled for brass. You have motivated me to give your style a try - the "McDave nock"!

Between SBD, your tip, and the tutorial about wool yarn recurve wraps & silencers, my son & I have some sweet strings. Gotta love TG :-]
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2011, 05:44:00 PM »
Great video, Thanks.
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2011, 07:24:00 PM »
Finally got to see the video, very nice!
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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2011, 09:36:00 PM »
Only have limited internet service with my cell phone and can't acces the video either.

Anyone know a way around that?

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2011, 10:03:00 PM »
I appreciate that you took the time to make a video.  I got the general idea but the video brings it home.  I will try it out then next time I am messing around with my bow.

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Re: Tied-on string nock
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2011, 10:16:00 PM »
I beleive that is what I've been looking for. Thanks for you help.

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