I tried DIY string making years ago and failed miserably .
Just tried again and I was able to get it pretty good.
After a few tries I figured out how far to tighten the first half, then the second part and it looks close to holding the tension/ twist compared to the strings I have. Also it took a couple to figure out if I wanted thin or thick. ended up at 8 loops.
It is a rayon thread I used and it has no real bounce at the end of the string. I did not go buy it for this as it was just some we had at home. Its pretty medium slippery, slacks better than I expected, but doesn’t ‘hold’ the shape/slack as some other strings…
Feels middle of the road as far as weight. Not heavy, not light.
Is it the thread type or the tension that gives it that bounce or slight shock absorber at the end?
Any suggestions on how to get the slacks to ‘hold’ the shape?