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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2021, 07:13:48 PM »
Finally,  a use for Crocs!  :)
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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2021, 05:39:03 AM »
Hey Mark, it didn't happen wif out pictures:)

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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2021, 02:39:50 PM »
Pictures ah oh, not much to it, cut a couple squares glue together or not, punch holes insert string tie a bowline, loop can be as big or small as you want and easily adjusted.

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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2021, 02:47:46 PM »
no no not crocs you can buy many store bought stringers for what you will pay for a pair of crocs, cheap  flip flops like dollar store

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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2021, 02:55:45 PM »
It's made similar like the ones they sell with the rubber piece that slides up or down on the limb, works with long bow or recurve

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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2021, 10:03:03 PM »
Several years ago I made and used this same type of stringer.  After showing it to the bowyer that made the recurve bow that I was using it on I was cautioned by him that this style of stringer cups could put too much pressure on the limb tips and could damage the limbs.  He recommended using a cup on one end that was deep enough to allow the pressure on the bow limb to be below the string groove (on the riser side of the string groove)  to prevent damaging the limb tip. On the other end of the cord I should use a large loop that had a rubber strip or a block that wouldn't slide on the limb much like the Limbsaver bow stringers that 3 Rivers sells.
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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2021, 07:26:32 AM »
I've been using this type of stringer for 50 years, never had a problem, and don't know anyone who has had a problem.

I make longbows from all wood and bamboo and the tips can be as narrow as 3/8th".

The stringers like shown here have the pull rope looped over top of the tip, very close to the string groove, and the leather out on the tip end just goes along for the ride. So there is no pressure clear out on the end of the tip.




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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2021, 11:08:04 PM »
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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2021, 09:34:51 AM »
I put stringing grooves in my straight limb bows, I widen the lower nock and add a groove to the upper nock. My bow stringer is para cord, simple and it won't slip off. I use a Bateman stringer on my static recurves with tiny tips, the harder you pull on it the tighter it gets because of the way it is laced.

Top and bottom nock for my para cord stringer;



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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2021, 09:41:11 AM »
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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2021, 11:20:23 AM »
Very nice shaped tips.

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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2021, 01:02:03 PM »
Slick,  Eric.
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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2021, 12:36:45 AM »
Eric, curious as to the poundage of that bow. I like the string grooves for stringing.
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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2021, 07:44:08 AM »
That bow is 47@27, The thing about tips this small is they are narrow but thick. Wood is 7 times stronger in thickness than width so a little extra thickness really beefs them up. My limb tips are round belly instead of flat for the last 4" or so.

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Re: Making A Bow Stringer
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2021, 09:19:16 AM »
 Nice stringing method and tips, Eric...

 For me and the bows that I make, 47# is a nice number...

1. With the old standard "A 40# bow will take down any game in N.A... I think with a decently performing bow, 47# is as high as you need to go as far as poundage is concerned for hunting...

2. For me personally, as a bowyer I like to test shoot my bows and anything over 50# is a real strain on my shoulders so 47#Is still very comfortable for me...

3. I also did some math and if I am gonna warranty my bows I prefer that you stay above 9gpp arrow weight... At 500 spine with a 125 gr. tip, most carbon arrows come in just under or close to 9 gpp. weight for a 47# bow...

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