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Offline DC

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String
« on: November 20, 2018, 07:21:37 pm »
I made up a string with B-50 fillers (found some) in the loops. Now I have a bunch of fuzzy ends sticking out. I've seen guys burn them off but I tried it and as soon as I got the flame near the string it started to droop like it was melting. It occurs to me now that it may have been the wax softening but I'd rather check. Is there any danger of damaging the string when burning fuzzy bits off a FF and B-50 string with a candle? I may be a little over cautious here but making strings isn't my favourite thing.

Offline Pat B

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Re: String
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 08:39:29 pm »
Cut them as short as you can and wax over the area.
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Offline Bayou Ben

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Re: String
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 08:52:12 pm »
Yeah I agree with Pat. They are just padding so I wouldnít worry much about them.
I made my last 2 strings the same way and had those ends sticking out.  I thought about burning them too but the thought of putting a flame next to my string made me nervous and I didnít.  But to answer your question, yes I think a flame can damage it, but you should be ok if you didnít fray any of the working strings. 

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: String
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 08:59:40 pm »
Try fingernail clippers to snip them off
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: String
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2018, 11:42:14 pm »
Snip and wax! As the other guys have said!
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Offline AndrewS

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Re: String
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 06:22:06 am »
snip and wax or ignore and get a sort of string silencer :)

Offline Badger

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Re: String
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 08:19:31 am »
   If you do use a flame make sure it is on the side of your string and not below it.

Offline DC

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Re: String
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 09:18:55 am »
This surprised me. Not one answer saying a flame was the way to go and yet just about every string making Youtube shows the guy using a lighter. At least on serving. I'll go with you guys although I'm having trouble finding something sharp enough to cut the FF tags. Maybe some of my wifes $300 hairdressing scissors ;D ;D

Offline BowEd

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Re: String
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 09:23:41 am »
For FF a regular fiskars scissors won't cut it but willl cut artificial sinew and B50.I use a really sharp blade on my pocket knife for that FF stuff.
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Offline youngbowyer33

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Re: String
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2018, 06:31:07 pm »
I tried burning the ends off and it looks worse now, do what these guys are suggesting
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Offline wizardgoat

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Re: String
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2018, 11:12:38 pm »
Trim and wax Don, just like your bikini line

Offline DC

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Re: String
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2018, 09:47:10 am »
You said you wouldn't mention that :-[ :-[ :-[ ;D ;D