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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2009, 06:44:48 AM »
After the twist you MUST fold it in half.
Over onto itself.

This is MANDATORY or the string will simply unwind and you'll be left with loose thread.

Tension is a matter of preference.

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2009, 02:44:04 AM »
Okay. Okay  :angel:  ;D


Thanks a lot Paul (Right?)

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2009, 03:47:30 PM »
yvw

and yeah, it's Paul.  O0

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2009, 08:23:20 AM »
Hey Paul! :angel:

any tips for making string that good for Suicides? (making with 100% poly) or just depending on the sewing thread that you use?

Or depending on the tension that you made when your making the string.

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2009, 09:35:08 AM »
Hello!

Well even though Paul didn't deem this post Sticky worthy, I definitely do.  This is the kind of valuable knowledge that at least I want to see here at YYN.

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2009, 10:06:47 AM »
Great tutorial!  Thank you.  I made my first strings last night (100% poly).  The first couple were kinda kinked up and messy, but then I got into a groove and they started turning out pretty well.

One question I do have, what are the specifications for building the different types of string, in relation to wrapping them?  For example, one of the ones I tried was three wraps (i.e., from A to C and back) of thread, wound, then doubled over.  Would this be considered a type 6 string?  It turned out awfully thin and only worked well on my siliconed Motu with the gap closed all the way down.  What seemed to work best was 7 wraps of thread, but it's still slightly thinner than the highlights I bought from YYN. 

I see specifications like 3x2 and read it three lengths of string, doubled over.  Is this correct?

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #46 on: October 19, 2009, 10:17:45 AM »
3x2 is two lengths of twisted thread twisted together. The simplest strings to make are 1 x whatever.
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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #47 on: October 19, 2009, 10:47:58 AM »
3x2 is two lengths of twisted thread twisted together. The simplest strings to make are 1 x whatever.

Ok, so let me see if I understand...3x2 would be three lengths (A->C->A), twist.  Then run another three lengths, twist.  Then twist the two together before doubling over and letting it unravel?

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2009, 02:38:56 PM »
Close, but backwards. 2 lengths 3 times. Assuming I understand it correctly.
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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #49 on: October 19, 2009, 03:05:54 PM »
I dont know why you would twist then go lengths again, I just go a-c-a-c-a-c-a maybe a few more c-a's then twist and fold, letting it wind itsself up.
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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2009, 03:11:56 PM »
some people prefer different twists. 2x3 does play differently than 1x10. I've messed around with alot of different twists, but I think my problem is I'm trying to use cheap overlock thread. nicer thread will probably give me better results.

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2009, 10:05:32 AM »
Close, but backwards. 2 lengths 3 times. Assuming I understand it correctly.

Ok, I tried it both ways and you were correct.  two lengths times three, spun, then spun together is the right way.  The other way made a flat string that didn't play too well.

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2009, 03:26:35 PM »
Some people do like 2x3 more though.
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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2009, 03:41:02 PM »
Some people do like 2x3 more though.

Maybe I did mine wrong then, as it turned out wide and flat, almost like it was braided...  I dunno....I guess most of it is personal preference anyway...


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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2009, 04:00:03 PM »
BTW - thanks for explaining this.  Now that I've made a few, it makes perfect sense, but was having trouble getting my mind around the notation to begin with.

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2009, 06:31:49 PM »
Ha no problem. I'm sure someone else would have posted if they had gotten here first.
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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2009, 05:57:15 AM »
100% Polyester Sewing Thread and 100% Cotton Sewing = Big Looped Suicides? Am i right?

and..


Where can you buy 100% Cotton Sewing Thread?

And If you mean "Slick 6" How many strands of strings? Or only a preference, As long as it is 50/50. And if you mean "3x2" or "4x2" just multiply them up then that is the strands of thread that you'll make up? (3x2 = 6) so 6 strands of string?

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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2009, 06:26:37 AM »
Is the popsicle stick part true or just a joke? Cuz I only got the stick :angel:
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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2009, 08:23:53 AM »
@ Matthew: if you just do 6 times between A and C, you get a 1x6 string. If you do 3 times between A and C, then do that again, then mix those two, you get 3x2 (I think. It might be 2x3).

The differences between different types and numbers of threads used in a string is all preference.
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Re: String Making ::: A do-it-yourself instructional tutorial type thingy
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2009, 08:37:55 AM »
Yeah that would be 2x3. I'm pretty sure the first number is how many different sets of threads that are spun separately before being combined and the first number is how many threads are in each of those sets.

@Yoyofanboy: You can use the popsicle stick but it's going to take forever. The string gets twisted a couple thousand times during the winding process. If you want to twist a string a couple thousand times by hand be my guest. And just so you know the first couple strings you make will turn out terrible (it takes some practice and technique refinement to get a good string). It would just be easier for you to go buy some highlights.
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