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Offline caveman2533

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How to determine string length
« on: May 13, 2019, 07:11:11 am »
So, I picked up a sweet vintage wooden bow. Its in very good shape. and there is no makers mark or brand name on it. I will take some pictures tonight. There are some numbers stamped on the Belly, an R     74 and the number 25. It had no string. where do I start with putting a string on it? How do I determine how long it should be?
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Offline George Tsoukalas

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 08:10:58 am »
We need more info.
Are you making a Flemish string? Endless?
Are you using  a jig?
What is the bow weight?
It is a little tougher without a jig but it is doable.
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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 08:21:57 am »
Depending on stretch, about 4-5 inches shorter than the bows ntn length is how I make my fast flight style strings.
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Offline caveman2533

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 08:40:14 am »
I will get more info, when I get home. I don't know the poundage, I am not making my own string.  will measure the NTN length and snap some pictures of it.

Offline Knoll

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 09:46:39 am »
I'd recommend, if you're going to buy string, contact whomever gonna buy it from. Let them be involved in the process.
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Offline caveman2533

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 03:48:41 pm »
So the bow measures NTN 66 3/4” it’s pretty slender measuring only 1.25” at the widest point of the limb. That’s about 10 inches from the center of handle.  Next trying to figure how to load a pic from my phone
« Last Edit: May 13, 2019, 04:05:37 pm by caveman2533 »

Offline caveman2533

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 04:23:20 pm »
Looks like a round sticker or some king of label or medallion was on the bow. Those are the only markings on it.  I will need a string if anyone is interested.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2019, 04:27:34 pm by caveman2533 »

Offline okie64

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 04:29:52 pm »
If you’re not going to make a string then buy a 64” actual length Flemish twist string. If that doesn’t give you enough brace height you can twist it up enough to get your brace height where you want it.

Offline Woodely

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 04:40:27 pm »
Measure nock to nock.  3" shorter for a longbow and 4" shorter for a recurve.  Works out perfect for me and you simply twist the string to get where you want the brace height to be.  LoL………. basically what okie says.
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Online sleek

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 05:34:53 pm »
Looks like an old lemon wood bow. Probably 25 pounds at 28....a ladies target bow. Love seeing these. Bet its 60 years old.
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Offline bassman

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Re: How to determine string length
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2019, 08:05:00 am »
what Woodely said