Making A Basic Bow String

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Step #1

Set the jig length to the length of the string you want to make.(You will find you will have to add approximately 1/4" to the length)

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Step #2

Tie the string material to one of the outside posts (For a string with a wrapped eye)

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Step #3

Wrap the string material around the full length of the jig.

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Step #4

After the number of wraps needed for the string tie the end off on the opposite post of the arm that you tied the starting wrap on.

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Step #5

Turn the arm until you have enough room to serve the string. Start the serving anywhere between the posts that is easy for you. To start the serving just wrap over the end of the serving material as you make the eye. .

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If you want a 2 1/2"  loop serve 5"

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Step #6

Make the loop (I made a small hook with a spring to make it easy to wrap small eyes) Just continue serving down the string

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Step #7

After your end serving is to the length you want hold the serving so it doesn't come loose. Pull about 16" extra of the server and cut it. Make a loop as shown above. With the loose end of the loop material start wrapping on the inside of it towards the serving. These wraps should opposite direction to the serving wraps. Now pull the end under the last wrap of the serving and continue wrapping the end serving, As you wrap this serving the short serving on the inside of the loop is unwrapping.

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Step #8

When the wraps come together just pull the end tight. Hold tension on the loop as you pull it in so it doesn't tangle or come loose.

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Step #9

At the other end mark where the other loop should go.

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Step #10

Turn the arm of the jig so you can wrap between the marks. When you have this serving complete just continue as in Step #6

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Just go to the point were you want the center serving starting at the top of the string and in the same manner serve and finish the center serving.

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