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Working on Your Bow? #8265727 05/14/21 02:12 PM
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How many of you work on your own bow, i.e., Tuning, beep sights, string replacement? I am buying all the stuff to learn to work on mine. Watching lots of UTUBE. I bought the cable type bow press for now until I get into my house.


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Re: Working on Your Bow? [Re: FullDraw55] #8265728 05/14/21 02:13 PM
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Any tips to things I should or should not do would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Working on Your Bow? [Re: FullDraw55] #8265804 05/14/21 03:27 PM
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Just please be careful and make sure you have the right cable press for your bow. They work but I have rebuilt a couple screwups when people tried to use the wrong limb brackets for the bow being pressed. Go slow and only press it as much as needed for the work being done. Also do not press at full poundage, it will be easier on you and the bow to turn down the poundage. Some of the newer parallel limb bows I would not attempt to use the cable press, you need an type press to work on those.

Lots of good info out there on videos and some that is not so good, A bow vise and set of arrow levels help a lot for setting D-loop height. A set of Eastman needle nose archery pliers is a good tool for the home or shop

D-loop I do not like melting the ends in when tied on a bow already, flame close to the servings I have seen serving damage many times from that, Depending on the D-loop material 4.25 to 4.5 flair and melt the ends works great to tie on and make the loop knots in opposite directions.


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Re: Working on Your Bow? [Re: FullDraw55] #8265824 05/14/21 03:44 PM
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I have watched video where flames is not good and they use super glue for lots of application.


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Re: Working on Your Bow? [Re: FullDraw55] #8265885 05/14/21 04:59 PM
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I rarely ever used super glue on a bow but use a good lighter for applying the flame and keep it away from the serving or string. There are really just a few knots used in archery. D-knot, serving type knot and half hitch.

Most drop rests I hate the little brackets to attach to the cable for the control cord. For the most common ones in the down cable tie a serving style knot even with the bottom of the grip, press the bow to loosen the cable and put the control cord through the cable and pull it through. Shoot the bow a few times and the drop away rest will pul the control cable through to where it needs to be to be timed. Then press again cut the control cord about 1/4 inch longer than where it came through the cable. Fray the control cable out after pulling it further through the cable again to keep the heat away from the cable and melt it down like on a d-loop and let it cool before pulling back into the cable. Your Rip cord or QAD drop away will be times so it drops at the correct time and look clean for the installation.

these 2 youtube videos go through some of the knots pretty well. I actually used the paracord and arrow training employees on the knot tying, they are big enough to see it better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COtubjTK-Mk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVS7WR2LOD0


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