November 16th, 2010, 09:15 PM
Split yoke how to with pics
I'll try to keep this as simple as possible and hope it helps those wanting to make a few strings and cables for their own use. For this build along, I'm using a DIY jig, posts, stretcher and twister. I'm not selling jigs, serving machines or strings for that matter. Just home-made, garage and basement stuff here that most any DIYselfer can put together and make perfectly usable strings with.
Split buss cables........ Sometimes called yokes (not yolks, those are in eggs), buss cables or split yokes. You find at least 1 of them on nearly all modern single, hybrid and duel-cam systems. Usually they attach to a cam post on one end of the bow and at the axle on the other end. There are endless ways to build these but for the sake of being simple, we will try about 3 ways with a few variations thrown in.
Stay tuned and I'll get rolling with the pics as time permits.............
Nock Point Archery
November 16th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Your just like the weather man! Build us up for tomorrows weather and break for a comercial
Originally Posted by NP Archery
November 16th, 2010, 10:44 PM
November 16th, 2010, 11:00 PM
November 16th, 2010, 11:39 PM
Yup that's how I build mine. I get everything ready and say the heck with it. I'll build it later haha.
November 17th, 2010, 08:55 AM
November 17th, 2010, 09:11 AM
looks good ..on pins and needles...just what i needed
November 17th, 2010, 09:26 AM
November 17th, 2010, 02:57 PM
November 17th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Some random thoughts so far......
#1 Always take more pics than you think you need!
#2 Dark serving covers better over the lighter colors and looks much neater to me. Trying to cover up a dark color when using the tag ends is almost impossible and the fluorescent colors make it even harder. With the 452x I'm using here, it's plain to see how the colors can show through some. White or clear serving may be the exception but you better make sure whatever is underneath is crisp and neat or you will really end up with ugly. Try and remember that as you plan a build.
Nock Point Archery
November 17th, 2010, 06:11 PM
that is awesome so far..cant wait until the next installment
November 18th, 2010, 09:07 AM
November 18th, 2010, 09:20 AM
November 18th, 2010, 11:12 AM
November 19th, 2010, 11:09 AM
ok..Im lost somewhere..12 in the split loops each and 24 in the far loop and equals out to 48 in the main body of the string..Im confused at this point and thats not hard to do
November 19th, 2010, 11:38 AM
November 19th, 2010, 04:12 PM
ok that makes more sense..cant wait for more
November 21st, 2010, 08:22 AM
Thanks for some great info.
I pressume that the section on serving the cable wherethe two sections split off will be covered later ...
Will you also be doing a section on serving the two yoke ends with serving all the way around?
November 21st, 2010, 06:19 PM
November 21st, 2010, 07:01 PM
so you never close your end loops before putting up to 300lbs??? i close mine then twist/stretch. would think without them closed up may be some unwanted movement?
November 21st, 2010, 08:08 PM
When I build mine I layout 12 strands of one color and close the loop. Layout the 12 strands of the 2nd color on the same posts and close that loop. Go to the other end and close that loop. Twist and stretch. Just seems like alot of popping off and swapping with the way showed above.
November 21st, 2010, 09:41 PM
and i do the same 60 but ive layed out both colors then closed ends, not sure why i never thought to do each color seperately and close one before laying out the other?? good idea. i dont think its hard to do both loops on the same post, i tried the one length with 6strands each then fold in half and didnt like how it turned out, luckily the cable is solid and i dont have to worry about twistin like a string. i found when i folded in half the strands kinda got twisted a little bit.
i may swing the post sideways and try the 2 post like he showed above, that way i try all methods and see what i like best.
THX for all the pics and posts NP!!!
November 21st, 2010, 10:23 PM
November 21st, 2010, 11:12 PM
im still waiting for someone to figure out how to do a splitter setup for the pearson advantage
November 21st, 2010, 11:16 PM
If you burnish color bundles before you fold in half the strands lay up nice and pretty
Originally Posted by dwagoner