How to Make a Longbow String




you will need
a sharp tool
string to start off u need 2inchs longer in string then your bow

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Step 1: Cutting the String

cut the string 2inches longer then your bow like i did.

Step 2: Tieijng the String

tie the string in to a knot to hold it tight

Step 3: Puting in Vice

now put the knot u just tied in to the vice tight

Step 4: Puting in the Drill

put the end of other side of the string in to the drill and tighten then spin the drill to twist in this form.

Step 5: String

now your string should me tight like this but not to tight or it will curl up when you take it out of the vice.

Step 6: Tie the Knot

take it out of vice and drill and tie the side in the drill like you did the one in the vice

Step 7: Tie the Loop

now tie in to a loop that will fit your bow snugly but not tight

Step 8: You Are Done

now you are done if this does break just add 1 more strand and it will hold up to 1-60 draw lbs

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    9 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    How long does the string last? I worked at a hunting store and sold bows and the most common complaint was the stretching of the string with both natural and synthetic fibers. If you continually twist this string, it'll eventually become unusable. Hmm..

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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    it will last depending on the pounds of presser on it if its on a 30-40 pound bow it will last about 1 month or so till it stretches but the best way to keep it from doing that is to take it off after you used your long bow


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I was wondering how to go about making a bow string the other day...I love this site....