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    Okay......

    I put my string on the jig and marked it, intending to add a bit less than an inch for twisting. Then I thought about what Geoff said so I untwisted the string 20 turns and put that on the jig; that came in at about an inch longer too, which was encouraging. So I added the inch and made the string.

    At first I thought that it was too short, but no - 36 twists put the brace point just where I wanted it.

    So it's on the bow stretching at the moment. Hopefully it won't stretch too much. Three quarters of an inch would probably have been fine too

    So I guess it is possible to make a string in one go after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark31121 View Post
    if it's slightly too long do you have any excess on the loops? When I first made a string for my Hex's I didn't realise I needed to shrink the loops and I was suprised how much difference it made.
    I do try to keep the loops as small as possible; on my first pair of Borders I was quite alarmed at how the string always seemed to be about to fall off the nocks. It never happened though.
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    Nice news. So, does 36 twists look about right as far as the appearance of the string? I'm a bit surprised that 20 turns made 1" difference; but you did say earlier that the string quickly shortened when there are already lots of twists in it.

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    It looks fine but I'm hoping not to have to put too many more in to accommodate stretch.
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