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I've decided to start reserving my own strings. I think I understand most of it. I just don't seem to get a clear answer on how tight the string should be before you put the center serving on. Would just the endless loop string jig work the way it is or do I need to add a string tightener to it? It's probably an obvious answer but I can't find much info.
 

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Check out Boos video on center serving on YouTube. Burky has on on there too. Search crossbow center serving. Definitely watch these two videos before you try it. In Boos video he says wrap so tight you almost break the string. I learned how to reserve last fall after watching these videos, they were a big help. Thanks Boo and Burky for taking the time to make these vids. They are a great resource for someone who wants to learn to re-serve.
Take care and good luck
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Check out Boos video on center serving on YouTube. Burky has on on there too. Search crossbow center serving. Definitely watch these two videos before you try it. In Boos video he says wrap so tight you almost break the string. I learned how to reserve last fall after watching these videos, they were a big help. Thanks Boo and Burky for taking the time to make these vids. They are a great resource for someone who wants to learn to re-serve.
Take care and good luck
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Never seen Burkys. Got a link?
 
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Check out Boos video on center serving on YouTube. Burky has on on there too. Search crossbow center serving. Definitely watch these two videos before you try it. In Boos video he says wrap so tight you almost break the string. I learned how to reserve last fall after watching these videos, they were a big help. Thanks Boo and Burky for taking the time to make these vids. They are a great resource for someone who wants to learn to re-serve.
Take care and good luck
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thanks I'll watch. I'm just wondering about the jig itself like it never really shows The jig in these videos. But it looks like I could just do it right on the endless loop jig.
 

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This is a picture of a jig from Boos website. Boos custom strings. Lots of good info there if you want to check it out. The man knows crossbow strings. This jig can be easily constructed. Strings must be served under high tension to prevent serving separation.
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This is a picture of a jig from Boos website. Boos custom strings. Lots of good info there if you want to check it out. The man knows crossbow strings. This jig can be easily constructed. Strings must be served under high tension to prevent serving separation.
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If you have any questions ask away.
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Thx.this helps.
 

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The tension on the string is usually 300 - 350# while being served. I have also heard of some being as much as 400#. Either way you have to have a stout jig to handle that kind of tension.

To measure the tension, some use a scale in-line with the string and some use a jig with a spring coil with known compression measurements for 100, 200, and 300#.

If you're interested, there's a guy called Automan26 on the ArcheryTalk forum that has a sideshow and pdf that shows you how to make the jig he calls The El-Cheapo.

Good luck .

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The tension on the string is usually 300 - 350# while being served. I have also heard of some being as much as 400#. Either way you have to have a stout jig to handle that kind of tension.

To measure the tension, some use a scale in-line with the string and some use a jig with a spring coil with known compression measurements for 100, 200, and 300#.

If you're interested, there's a guy called Automan26 on the ArcheryTalk forum that has a sideshow and pdf that shows you how to make the jig he calls The El-Cheapo.

Good luck .

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I've thought about ordering one of those tension springs but never have. I always just get it good and tight and go by feel. Never had any kind of problem. Servings stay put.

You mean this isn't the El-Cheapo? LOL Guess I could have used all wood. Made mine a little wider than Boo's directions.
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It paid for itself quickly with multiple bows.
 

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I've thought about ordering one of those tension springs but never have. I always just get it good and tight and go by feel. Never had any kind of problem. Servings stay put.

You mean this isn't the El-Cheapo? LOL Guess I could have used all wood. Made mine a little wider than Boo's directions. View attachment 193453

It paid for itself quickly with multiple bows.
I'm going to make one Friday, thx
 

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I've thought about ordering one of those tension springs but never have. I always just get it good and tight and go by feel. Never had any kind of problem. Servings stay put.

You mean this isn't the El-Cheapo? LOL Guess I could have used all wood. Made mine a little wider than Boo's directions. View attachment 193453

It paid for itself quickly with multiple bows.
His must be the de-luxe model! LOL!

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I've thought about ordering one of those tension springs but never have. I always just get it good and tight and go by feel. Never had any kind of problem. Servings stay put.

You mean this isn't the El-Cheapo? LOL Guess I could have used all wood. Made mine a little wider than Boo's directions. View attachment 193453

It paid for itself quickly with multiple bows.
Nice set up .
 
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