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String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby taz3 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:22 pm

I recently bought an adapter for my welder to weld aluminum and with my string in need of reserving, I welded up a multi purpose jig out of aluminum tubing I had. It's adjustable, so it can hold all 3 size strings to serve them and added an arrow indexer off to one side. My camera and computer aren't getting along right now, so I can't post pics, but I will once I resolve the issue.
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Re: String Jig Done

Postby hankenhunter » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:50 pm

Can't wait to see the pics. I guess this makes you more handy than handsome? :D
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Re: String Jig Done

Postby Bullzeye » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:04 pm

Pictures, or your lyin :lol:
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Re: String Jig Done

Postby taz3 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:43 am

Bullzeye wrote:Pictures, or your lyin :lol:


You spelt LION wrong :lol:
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The center vertical rail is moveable, in the pic it can be used to index arrows or it can be moved to the left to accommodate any of the 3 string sizes. I am still debating whether I will use a pin system or weld tabs to secure it at the various lengths.
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby Boo » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:15 am

Looks good!
You can use a joiner piece and threaded rod for shorter strings.
You will need a weight to hang on your shaft to help find the spine. http://images.lancasterarchery.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/13db83bec1fbd986744c31150a1b2502/3/6/3610001_2.jpg
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby taz3 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:31 am

Boo wrote:Looks good!
You can use a joiner piece and threaded rod for shorter strings.
You will need a weight to hang on your shaft to help find the spine. http://images.lancasterarchery.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/13db83bec1fbd986744c31150a1b2502/3/6/3610001_2.jpg


I'm just making my weight hanger up today and yes a tread joiner would do the trick as well rather then relocate the center bar. I have read the between 2.5 and 3lbs is ideal for weight on the arrow, would you agree?
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby newbie » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:12 pm

Short stiff crossbow arrows you may want more weight. I made mine 5 i believe.
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby taz3 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:28 pm

newbie wrote:Short stiff crossbow arrows you may want more weight. I made mine 5 i believe.


So there's no set weight, I can basically add what I need to get a decent amount of deflection to measure the shafts then?
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby W.Miguire » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:17 pm

Very nice setup . I use about 3 1/2 # for mine seems to work good for my purpose . I also went to a 1/2 " threaded rod for my hooks for my string jig .
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby chilly_willy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:27 pm

Nice Job.
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby papabear1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:39 am

Very Nice :D

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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby taz3 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:03 pm

Thanks for the kind words and the tips! Most of the improvements and modifications I've done have been influenced and supported by members here. Kudos to all the members so willing to help! :wink:
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby rein1 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:38 pm

I see you must be new to welding aluminum ,,Practice,, Practice ... Other wise looks good ...
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby taz3 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:50 pm

rein1 wrote:I see you must be new to welding aluminum ,,Practice,, Practice ... Other wise looks good ...


Yep, that's the first piece I've ever MIG welded, in aluminum, typically it's race car chassis. It's also MIG not TIG, so it's not as clean looking.
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Re: String Jig Done; Pic Added

Postby Bullzeye » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:13 pm

Looks good!
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