Homemade bow string jig

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Homemade bow string jig
A string jig is required to craft a bowstring. (lady archer six image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

A bowstring jig is required in order to hand craft bowstrings from home. However, buying one from an archery store can be quite expensive. With a few minutes of spare time and some simple materials, you can craft a functional bowstring jig for a fraction of the cost.

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Things you need

  • One 2-by-6-inch board of desired length
  • Two 10-1/2 inch Bolts
  • 4 Nuts
  • 4 Washers
  • Hand Drill

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  1. 1

    Cut the 2-by-6-inch board 6 inches longer than the desired length of the bowstring. For example, if you need a 48 inch bowstring, cut the board to be 54 inches long.

  2. 2

    Use the hand drill to drill a hole 3 inches in from the end on either side of the board. The two holes should have the desired length of the bowstring in between them.

  3. 3

    Screw a nut on the very end of both bolts and slide a washer down on top of each nut.

  4. 4

    Push the end of one of the bolts through one hole on the board.

  5. 5

    Slide a washer down the bolt, on top of the board. Screw a nut down until it becomes tight against the board.

  6. 6

    Repeat this process with the other side, securing the bolt tightly to the board.

  7. 7

    Your bowstring jig is complete and ready for use.

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