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Old 08-24-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default DIY string stop

Easy breezy.

Parts:
1 x 5/16 fine thread rod
1 x 5/16 fine thread nut
1 x 5/16 washer
1 x rubber stopper
6" heat shrink tubing

total cost = less than $3











If you already shoot a bow with a string stopper you already know how much of a difference it makes. It's unbelievable how much quieter it is and how much hand shock is eliminated. Just need to get some serving for the string and it'll be good to go.

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Old 08-24-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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Nice job!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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Very nice job. Congrats
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:45 PM   #4
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great idea!!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
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if it works it works. nice job
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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Sweet!
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:45 AM   #7
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is the rear stabalizer 5/16 24 threads?
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:53 AM   #8
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Where did you get the rubber stopper at?
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:22 AM   #9
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is the rear stabalizer 5/16 24 threads?
-Yes. I shoot a Bear 'The Truth' and the stabilizer hole is 5/16 x 24 all the way through.

Where did you get the rubber stopper at?
-Home Depot, but Ace and Lowe's probably has them too.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:27 AM   #10
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That's sweet
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:06 PM   #11
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Pretty neat, I'd like to put a string stop on my bow but I shoot a Bear Instinct and it doesn't have the hole all the way through like The Truth.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:23 PM   #12
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That is a very nice and cheap DIY!
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:09 PM   #13
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where did the rod come from?
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:19 PM   #14
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The rod is a carriage bolt with the head cut off. Had to cut the threads for it with a fine thread die.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:22 PM   #15
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You could probably get away with using a piece of all-thread if you dont have a die set.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #16
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Agreed, if you can find it. All I could ever find was coarse thread all thread. It would be easier though!
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:08 PM   #17
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Found my new project....
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:22 PM   #18
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Awesome
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:38 PM   #19
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Im still a newbie so pardon my questions. What does it help with and how do you adjust/size it?
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:46 PM   #20
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Im still a newbie so pardon my questions. What does it help with and how do you adjust/size it?
Good question. String stoppers are installed to bring the string to a stop after a shot is fired. It seriously limits 'aftershock' or 'recoil' or whatever you want to call the vibrations that the string causes after the shot. The soft rubber cushions the string to a 'soft' stop. It also does a great job reducing hand shock. Made a world of difference on my bow.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:21 PM   #21
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Great thread! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:27 PM   #22
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:53 AM   #23
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Good question. String stoppers are installed to bring the string to a stop after a shot is fired. It seriously limits 'aftershock' or 'recoil' or whatever you want to call the vibrations that the string causes after the shot. The soft rubber cushions the string to a 'soft' stop. It also does a great job reducing hand shock. Made a world of difference on my bow.
Appreciate it! I'm gonna have to look at puting one on my Bear. Im assuming that with less aftershock that it will also help quiet the bow some?
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:07 PM   #24
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Appreciate it! I'm gonna have to look at puting one on my Bear. Im assuming that with less aftershock that it will also help quiet the bow some?
Yes, exactly. A LOT quieter. That's what made me want to make this. My buddy and I went to Cinnamon Creek a few weeks back to shoot. He was shooting a new Diamond and it was SILENT! It had a factory string stopper, so I went for it. Wished I had done it years ago.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:21 PM   #25
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what does somthing like that coct to make
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:55 PM   #26
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what does somthing like that coct to make
Less than $3
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:56 AM   #27
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That's impressive. They retail between $39.99 and $69.99 on Lancaster. You saved at least $37 on the conservative side of things.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:43 PM   #28
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Isn't the bushing a AMO 5/16 - 18 thread machine thread ?
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:36 PM   #29
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Very nice job. Congrats
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:43 PM   #30
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Be sure and serve the area that makes contact with the stop to protect your string from excessive wear.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:40 AM   #31
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How is the rubber stopper attached to the rod or is it just a snug fit?
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:02 PM   #32
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Yes. Serving to come.
The stopper is just a really snug fit, especially with the shrink wrap. As a matter of fact, I had to slide the stopper into place on the bolt along with a toothpick to let the air escape from the hole in the stopper.
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:38 AM   #33
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Yes. Serving to come.
The stopper is just a really snug fit, especially with the shrink wrap. As a matter of fact, I had to slide the stopper into place on the bolt along with a toothpick to let the air escape from the hole in the stopper.
Thanks. I'm gonna try to make one.
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:01 PM   #34
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Nice
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:10 PM   #35
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Her is mine made it with PVC works greats. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:59 PM   #36
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Nice
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:35 PM   #37
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What do yall mean by serving the area the string come in contact with?
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:46 PM   #38
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #39
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What do yall mean by serving the area the string come in contact with?
do you see the places around your peep sight and nocking point on the string that look like they have thread wrapped around the bowstring? Well, they do...it's called serving, and it keeps the bowstring from getting worn faster. Bowshops can do it. You can too, if you google it! Will need some tools, though.
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:13 AM   #40
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Good Job
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:34 PM   #41
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do you see the places around your peep sight and nocking point on the string that look like they have thread wrapped around the bowstring? Well, they do...it's called serving, and it keeps the bowstring from getting worn faster. Bowshops can do it. You can too, if you google it! Will need some tools, though.
I guess I should have asked what area do you put serving on. On the string area that would hit the stop?
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:44 PM   #42
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good job
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:30 PM   #43
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i guess i should have asked what area do you put serving on. On the string area that would hit the stop?
yup!!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:27 PM   #44
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Isn't the bushing a AMO 5/16 - 18 thread machine thread ?
I think it might be 5/16 - 24 fine thread.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:24 AM   #45
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good'n
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:56 AM   #46
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I was having trouble finding the right kind of rod w/thread 5/16 -24 in the hardware stores here in town, so I had a specialty fastener place order me a piece. Smallest length was 3ft! I will only need 9" MAX, so if anyone wants to chip in a few bucks I'll mail you as much as you need. Just let me know (pm).

The rest of the pieces (nut, washer, stopper, shrink tube) were at Lowes. Gonna make me one in the next few days, see how it'll do!
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:29 AM   #47
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I'm going to try and make one that will fit in a bow that only has a hole for the stabilizer..My girlfriend has a hoyt trykon sport and the hole doesnt go all the way through..Thanks for the idea..
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:01 PM   #48
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I'm going to try and make one that will fit in a bow that only has a hole for the stabilizer..My girlfriend has a hoyt trykon sport and the hole doesnt go all the way through..Thanks for the idea..
Can you hurry up and do this!!! LOL
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:40 PM   #49
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nice work, great idea
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:35 PM   #50
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Awesome idea.
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