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Here's plans to build a Flemish String board.

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This one is very similar. flemish_string_jig.jpg 

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This one is very similar. flemish_string_jig.jpg 


Is this one actual or AMO measurements?

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Its AMO, if I remember right it is correct for longbows and you should go 1 inch shorter for recurves.
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What are the blue markings from 0 to 12 on the lower edge for?
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Fritz, that is just a scale to measure the length of tails you want before you start twisting the loops.
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From comments on the internet, string boards are a personal choice in string making.  Some do - some don't.  I like to make things and I use a string board in string making.
Instead of brads or other cut off pin material for the board, I went to the hobby store and bought 1/8" brass rod.  The brass rod was cut to length for the pins and chamfered on
both ends.  I don't want any sharp edges around the string or my skin.  The string spool pin is 5/16" brass tubing, tall enough that the spool won't jump off while pulling string
around the board.  The board is white oak with five coats of polyurethane, rubbed between coats.  The numbers were added as in the instructions that Old Sailor posted.  I
added rubber feet to the bottom for when I use it on a workbench.

The chamfered brass rod pins add a bit off time to the making of the board but I like the looks and I won't be scraping myself.

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I am confused by the "AMO" comment.  Are the markings string length or bow length ?  Considering the AMO response I am guessing bow length.  

Why not just label as string length so it works for everything ?  Just another way of doing the same thing I guess.
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Chuck, I'm not for sure but I would think it is because most bows are marked with AMO length so you can just go with the info available and come up with a goood string without trying to calculate the actual length which some might not know how to do.
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ChuckC, mine is marked string length.  My length peg in the middle is at 61" which is what I make for my 64" longbow.  I used the plans from Chad Weaver's DVD
"Doing The Twist" about string making when I first started out.  When I first started making my strings, I had to untwist the loop ends a couple times until I settled
on how long the "tails" needed to be to get the proper twisted string length.  A little trial and error to start but I like figuring things out. [wink]

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Good plans!

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I am confused by the "AMO" comment.  Are the markings string length or bow length ?  Considering the AMO response I am guessing bow length.  

Why not just label as string length so it works for everything ?  Just another way of doing the same thing I guess.
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I asked because some boards are AMO and some are actual string length. It depends on the designer's preference. Mine is like the one Old Sailor posted. But his comment on the recurve going one shorter answered why some of the string I make are too long.

If you look at the shortest string on the board, it would tend to indicate the board is for AMO. There are a few 48" AMO bows out there. Super Magnum 48 comes to mind.


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And thank you, Old Sailor!
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I have an Osage Tree right on the property line with my neighbor to the south of me.  Some big branches were hanging over on their side.  They were doing a large landscape job and decided to lop off some of those branches.  No problem, but then I saw those big branches in a brush pile that was to be burned so I went over and asked if I could have what they had cut off.  They agreed.  So I had some nice Osage wood.  Nothing straight enough to make a bow stave, but I was able to mill a nice board and use it for a string board.  I followed the plans that Old Sailor posted above.  It's AMO so if I want to make a string for my 56 inch Critter Gitter, it put the peg in the 56 inch hole.  Makes a nice 53 inch string.  I drilled two more holes since I took this pic so now I can make a string for a 64 inch bow.  I can also make a string for a 66 inch bow by starting to twist the loops about an inch shorter. This was a fun and easy project.  I am all thumbs so if I can do it, anyone can and I love being able to experiment and make strings for myself.

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This is the jig I built from the above plans.  Nothing fancy but it works good.  May do a nicer one someday, maybe.

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Here's mine. 

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Really liking that free form jig and fiddle back, Jim.  Myrtle?
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Yes sir.....I like that live edged board.  Nice choice!
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Really liking that free form jig and fiddle back, Jim.  Myrtle?


Yes, I picked it up on the Oregon Coast a few years back.

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Yup, Longest Arrow has won the style contest again!
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