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Ugly Coyote

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This is the first time I have seen mention of serving the loops on a Flemish string.

The wax formula certainly is interesting. Anybody up for a little cooking?

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Nope!!!!! No Duco going on my bowstring, and I’ll pass on the shellac in my wax too!!!!!

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Hmmmm.  I am gonna guess, if you are beefing up the string loops, why not just dip into thinned plastic dip material (for dipping tool handles and such) a time or two.
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Wow, so I guess the quest for the perfect bowstring has been going on for a while.
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A good read. Just shows what archers will do to improve the products available at that time in history. The advertising for the steel arrows also caught my attention. Seems steel arrows have been tried a few times.
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When I was taught to make strings many years ago I was taught to rub Duco into the serving. I've been doing it ever since. I've never done it on the string loops though.

Very interesting article.
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Hmmmm.  I am gonna guess, if you are beefing up the string loops, why not just dip into thinned plastic dip material (for dipping tool handles and such) a time or two.

They may not have had plastic dip material in 1931.  Just saying....
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No I don’t think they had plastic like we know it today. I think that if you could use it for loops it would either stick to the nock area rather then sliding back when you bring the bow to full draw or squeak. The only plastic I know of in the 30’s was a hard plastic called phenolic used for distributor cap covers.
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Not then.....now.
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I have not used shellac, but I do mix cello rosin and bees wax and have done so for 25 years.
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  Liquid serving.  Paint it on.   Anybody fooled around with this?
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No but parafine  wax interesting....might give that a try.
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