Make a string
The length of the new string may be determined by placing the old string on the jig. Un-twist the old string before placing it on the jig, then adjust sliding arm until the string is held in tension.
Start the thread by tying it to the bottom of the start post, then wind up the post to the top, then wind past the finish post and around the jig as shown. Every complete turn makes two strands in the finished string eg. 8 turns makes 16 strand string.
When the required number of strands are wound on, finish the thread by winding it around and down the finish post. This creates an overlap of the start and finish of the thread.
Adjust the sliding arm to place slightly more tension on the strands to even out the tension on all of the strands. All of the strands must have an equal amount of tension on them before starting to serve.
Use the length of the served loop on the old string as a guide for the length of the new loop. Check the direction of twist in the strands and wind on the serving in the same direction. Make sure to adjust the tension on the serving jig so that the serving is wound on with even tension. Wind on enough serving to make the first loop, plus an overlap.
Un-tie the start and finish ends of the thread and wrap around the string as shown. Continue serving around the string until the the required length is achieved. The ends of the thread is now securely bound into the string and they can now be trimmed off.
Make sure to wind the loop, as shown in step 2, over the end of the serving and with the same tension as the rest of the serving. Pull the loop under the serving to complete and trim off. A small dab of ‘Fletch-Tite’ glue can be used to seal the end of the cut thread.