rawhide string tutorial

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22 Jul 2008, 08:33 #21

I made one just like you showed, like a good Instruction Thanks.PK
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30 Sep 2008, 15:00 #22

Great job. Thanks I will be trying that very soon. How wide did you cut the strips??
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07 Oct 2008, 02:56 #23

The strips were about 3/8" or so wide.

Will
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18 Dec 2008, 04:41 #24

Squirrel hide and or groundhog hide both work good for this. Squirrel hide especialy. It's an extremely durable skin.
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20 Mar 2009, 16:52 #25

Excellent pictorial.

I tell you I was stuck on the pic making the loop as I thought that
string was going in the loop from the bottom. It all makes sense,
now that it is clear it is going in from the top.

I am going to make one of those great looking strings real soon.
I am lucky my bow is forty four pounds. Perfect for that kind of string.

Thanks a bundle or
should I say a twist?

Kevin
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07 May 2009, 04:24 #26

Awesome tutorial. I'm making one from squirrel and I have a few questions. How much wood ash should I use to slip off the hair? What width should I cut them and how many squirrels should I use for 50lb bow? Thanks for your help.
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09 Aug 2009, 19:48 #27

I also did this same procedure with a soft shell turtle neck once. Turned out to be good string but only for a light powered bow.
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10 Aug 2009, 14:13 #28

Well, I don't have a bow, but now I have a couple of strings LOL.
Thanks for the tutorial, gave it a try for fun this weekend and it worked great!

johnny
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