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    Homemade endless loop string jig.

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    Homemade endless loop string jig.

    Post by mazawakhan on Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:18 am

    Hi yall! I made this two days ago. Just figured I would post it up here in case someone is looking for ideas. Total materials cost was under 25 dollars and took me about an hour and a half to make. I have already made two strings with it and it works just as I had imagined. 



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    Re: Homemade endless loop string jig.

    Post by phuphuphnik on Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:34 pm

    Looking at it, I can only smack my forehead. A much simpler design than what I came up with, and looks like it actually works. (Mine doesn't) Looks nice.

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    Re: Homemade endless loop string jig.

    Post by jaeger22 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:36 pm

    Really nice job on this jig! I have made similar jigs in the past but mine NEVER looked this nice.
    I have gotten lazy in my old age and now use one like this:



    As you can see, it is just a 2 by 4 with 3 pegs sticking up. Pegs are 1/2"tubing but could be hardwood dowels. The one in the middle is offset and angled out. I find it is even easier to use than the "normal" type but you do have to drill new holes for a different length string.
    I wrap the B-50 string material around the outer pegs in the normal manner. Then I stretch the outer half bundle out over the center peg. That puts a lot of tension on the string and gives me clearance to serve the center of the near bundle which will become one of the loops. Then  I unhook the center from the center peg and slide the whole string around 180 degrees so the first served section is now on the outside in the center. I then stretch it over the center peg and serve the second loop which is now near me.
    Then I slide the whole string around again 90 degrees so that the severed loop sections are on the outer pegs. From there it is easy to serve the top layer on the  loops and the center.
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    Re: Homemade endless loop string jig.

    Post by Gnome on Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:21 am

    That's a real nice looking jig, Maz. One of I'll get around to building a similar set up. Lately I've been building a lot less and shooting a lot more, and that activity exposed that most of my strings were crap! So I churned out quite a few strings over the winter and I think I'm finally getting the hang of it. This is the cobbled together rig I've been using:

    Similar to Jaeger's but adjustable, you can see the marks I've made for positioning for different projects. I insert a coffee can or some other handy object to spread for doing the loop servings. I have a design for a very low profile serving tool that I think might eliminate the need to spread them. I'm not quite as old but at least as lazy as Jaeger.
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