A sneak peek at my ever evolving man-cave string rig madness! Finally getting this thing dialed in, and it feels great
I’ll update this thread periodically.
Current capabilities [12-11-2019]
Okay, so at the time these photos were taken, this rig is:
- dialed in to my ideal finished string length, to minimize waste. All I have to do is tie an overhand loop knot as close to the top of the string as possible and it’s my ideal length for unresponsive 1a
- able to lay out strings in batches of up to 5 at a time
- set to my preferred 100% polyester recipe
- set to use up to 7 cones at time
- set up to be pulled by hand
Things I’d add to the current rig
maintenance done on my Dremel [or a new one] so that it runs smoother/ more predictably. It has a really spaztastic RPM control.
area to accumulate finished strings, well organised and fool proof to keep track of different recipes/ colors
MOAR HOOKS lol. For the bearing loop end of the string
cone adapters/ some sort of retrofitted bearing cone adapters to help my cones spin smoother [and quieter] as thread is being pulled from them
get a premium spring scale [0-5 Newton/ 0-500 Grams] to get my recipes as accurate and consistent as possible.
Eventually, I’d like to create an electronic motorized rig. But that’s a future endeavor. For now, this rig is my main priority.
I also have plans to write up a how-to guide explaining the process of creating/ honing a recipe that works for you. Spoiler allert: math is a pretty awesome tool. So stay tuned for that!
Switched the feed direction from horizontal to vertical. Now, the cones don’t spin while pulling wraps and there are 3 benefits of this:
There is much less resistance. Like, none at all
Pulling is almost dead silent.
Less likely to tangle.