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Endless String Jig

Here are some pictures of my homemade endless string jig. I simply took a 1x8 #2 pine board and made 30 degree angle cuts in 4 places with a table saw and then fastened it to a 2x12. Both are 32 inches long. The 2 slotted sections are about 2 3/8 inches wide and I cut the slots with a table saw and a drill. After I attached the 1x8 to the 2x12 I marked where the slats were and put in a threaded stud on to where the knobs go. The posts were made of 5/8 hardwood dowels and the tops are double headed nails. The posts stick up 4 inches and were tapered on my arrow taper machine. The block the posts are attached to are 9 inches wide. Everything else is pretty explanatory. I use these jigs to make both endless and Flemish strings.  For Flemish strings, I determine the length of the bundles and divide by 2, set the posts at that length and one complete wind is one bundle. When I have the number of bundles needed in one group, I flatten the end and taper with a sharp scissors. If you have any questions you can email me.

String Jig 1         String Jig 2        String Jig 3

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