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    Artificial sinew for serving?

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    Post by Frode Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:34 am

    How would artificial sinew work for serving a string? Or is there some reason it wouldn't be a good choice.
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    Post by pacer Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:47 am

    I've never made a crossbow string out of it but I have made bow strings. It's all right for the string but I don't like it for the serving. It frays faster than anything I have ever used and I have even tried upolstery thread. It looks bad pretty quick. It also needs to be twisted so that the cord is round. it holds up a little bit better this way. It also needs waxed ever time you look at it. Just my opinion on it. Others might like it.
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    Post by mac Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:48 am

    Frode,

    I'm sure it will work just fine. If you have some of that already, you might as well use it and get on with your project.

    If, on the other hand, you had to order it in; I would recommend that you
    go with something else. The modern serving threads look nice and are
    crazy-strong. The traditional material is linen or hemp thread. It
    looks good in its own way and is strong enough to do the job.

    Serving with round sectioned threads (like shoemakers cord, or even buttonhole
    thread), rather than flosses (like "artificial sinew") just looks
    better.

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    Post by Frode Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:41 pm

    Thanks! I have a fair amount of it on hand, but I also have the twisted nylon I use on longbow strings. Just curious at this point.
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