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    Default String making tutorials ???

    Now that I have a good number of students in my Youth Group, and supporting 3 competitive arcehrs in my family, it is becoming rather expensive to keep buying replacement strings for their bows.

    I am looking for two things:


    1) A good clear, concise, step-by-step, guide to making a traditional endless loop bow string for traditional bows. Preferably something that I can use as a hand-out for my students to keep in their binder, and they can take with them to the string-jig. (And not pester me with needless questions.)


    2) A decent tutorial on making split/control cables for compound bows. This is strictly for my own personal use, the kids will NOT make their own!!! But the fact remains that I just cannot afford to be buying new cables for all our compound bows every year. While I respect the string-makers out there doing a great job making competition quality strings, I think I can put out my own acceptable quality strings at a more affordable cost to my program.
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    Default Archery Learning Center _ Total Archery _ Making Your Own Strings

    Found a very good one:

    http://www.archerylive.com/forums/in...ter&f=4&t=1921

    (I just had been passing the wrong key words into Google... G.I./G.O. ;-)
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    Here's another from tradgang.
    http://www.tradgang.com/endless/estring.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by red44 View Post
    Here's another from tradgang.
    http://www.tradgang.com/endless/estring.html
    VERY NICE, clear and concise, well thought out! (Other than there being way too much slack in the string when serving, I agree entirely)
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    Arrow Trade Magazine March 2008 - Larry Wise On Building Strings
    http://www.arrowtrademagazine.com/ar...ingStrings.pdf
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    Order yourself the BCY DVD on string building. Well worth the money. It is what I learned the basics off of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmorgan31 View Post
    Order yourself the BCY DVD on string building. Well worth the money. It is what I learned the basics off of.


    I'm just trying to avoid typing my own up to hand out to the kiddies. Or at least collect the best descriptions of techniques that are easiest to comprehend... Still, it looks like I'll be taking lots of pictures and doing my own typing and creating my own Power Point and hand-outs for my kids.

    I already have both of GRIV's videos as well as Philip McMahan's (aka Little Jon) string making video on order...

    Being a "audio/visual learner" I also teach that same method.

    The class structure goes like:
    1) Video
    2) Power Point lecture with hand-outs.
    3) Instructor led demonstration and Q&A.
    4) Student hands-on and Q&A.
    5) Instructor led review and Q&A.
    6) "Student teach-back" (Teaching is learning, twice!! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandSquid View Post
    I'm just trying to avoid typing my own up to hand out to the kiddies. Or at least collect the best descriptions of techniques that are easiest to comprehend... Still, it looks like I'll be taking lots of pictures and doing my own typing and creating my own Power Point and hand-outs for my kids.

    I already have both of GRIV's videos as well as Philip McMahan's (aka Little Jon) string making video on order...

    Being a "audio/visual learner" I also teach that same method.

    The class structure goes like:
    1) Video
    2) Power Point lecture with hand-outs.
    3) Instructor led demonstration and Q&A.
    4) Student hands-on and Q&A.
    5) Instructor led review and Q&A.
    6) "Student teach-back" (Teaching is learning, twice!! )
    Got ya. Good luck with it and if you have any questions, let me know. A lot of the steps in string building are better viewed than read....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmorgan31 View Post
    if you have any questions, let me know.
    I'm sure I will. I'm a better do-er than teach-er.

    A lot of the steps in string building are better viewed than read....
    I'm of the "Tell me 20 times and I still won't get it, but show me once and I got it!" camp.


    I have been puzzling about how to demonstrate the making of the split/bus cable using 2 different colors for better vitalization.

    I'm thinking of doing 12 wraps of red, and 12 wraps of green.
    Bundling the red and green together at the "combined end".
    Splitting the red and green into distinct bundles at the "split end"
    Serving the individual loops, and then closing the ends.



    One of my more advanced students suggested we could make "really short bowstrings" and then sell them as key chains and earrings as a fundraiser.
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