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    Default Just finished my new string jig!

    Just built a new string jig and stand. Makes it a lot easier to build strings.

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    Needed a good one and it so far is great.

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    nice job

    what kind of scale did you use?

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    I used a 550lb game scale from sportsman guide. I wanted the option of 450 pounds. I will be changing is to a commercial digital scale later.

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    nice! i bet that is handy

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    I am a custom string builder so yep it comes in handy
    I build most of my equipment and add features that I like and prefer.

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    That is awesome. I need something sturdy like that. But I prefer to make my strings using the tag ends so only need two post.

    Now if I can just find someone to make me what I want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brown Hornet View Post
    That is awesome. I need something sturdy like that. But I prefer to make my strings using the tag ends so only need two post.

    Now if I can just find someone to make me what I want
    I do mainly tag ends. I have the four post for the customers that want end servings. I haven't taken pics but I have added another stretcher and soon to add another. It will save a lot of time having the capability to do 3 at once.

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    Default I have one question

    what ratio of twist do you use? I think I have read 2.5 per inch?

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    Most use 1 twist for every 1.5" I use 1 twist for every 1.75 just works out better for me. Seem's there is a limit on twist if you go to much the peep will start rotating.

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    Default thanks Led

    I knew I have heard a ratio before and was pulling some thing out of the air that sounded correct. I think in order to have some flexability 1 in 1.75 sounds good. Thanks agian

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    Most of the pro builders use the 1 twist per 1.5 inches for consistency in the string and minimum peep rotation. So as ledzeppelin said some use 1 to 1.5 ratio and he uses 1 to 1.75 which works for him. I believe you need to find what works best for you I have tried many combos and came up with the best one for me. But the two we have listed here seem to be the best.


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    That is a very nice set up. I have been wanting to build a new one for myself. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72Beetle View Post
    That is a very nice set up. I have been wanting to build a new one for myself. Great job.
    A welder and steel and some time. I build all my own equipment. Besides its fun.



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    Nice job on the jig.
    Whats in all those sacks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by red44 View Post
    Nice job on the jig.
    Whats in all those sacks?
    Pellets for my pellet stoves.


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    Build these 2 set of strings for 2 young girls I like their taste in strings.

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    Added more to the jig. Working well.Just finished my new string jig! - Archery, How To Section
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    Jig has been working well for 4 years now take a look at some of the work.
    Predator camo
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    Pink, purple, natural
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    Flo green and flo orange
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    I like the looks of your jig.
    You have probably been asked this a thousand times, but is this something that you might build and sell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lc12 View Post
    I like the looks of your jig.
    You have probably been asked this a thousand times, but is this something that you might build and sell?
    Unfortunately I am not set up to build and sell these. It would be a great way to make extra money. But it would be costly. I make extra money by selling Custom strings.
    Thanks for asking!

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