I like that idea, does it ever slip enough to interfere with the rest' timing ?
Use a long piece of serving or nock tying material and do a series of half knots. Alternating knots front, back, front, back . . . At each knot pull tight. I do about 5 or 6 knots, then make a second layer of knots in the opposite direction (I start working up, then back down creating a second layer), and finish with a partial third layer with a Square Knot. Cut tag ends and burn.I did it earlier this afternoon but I couldn't get the serving tight enough not to slip. This was my first time tying serving, is there a way to get it tight enough without a serving jig ?
No matter how careful you are, it is still an accident waiting to happen.I bought a string splitter off ebay for 5 dollars,it bis effective and if you do it carefully you will not damage the cable or string.You do not need a press.Google string splitter.
x10 I've seen cut strings and cables come in from people "very carefully" using a string splitter without a press. Not a good deal.No matter how careful you are, it is still an accident waiting to happen.
These things can and will damage strings/cables when inserted with the said strings/cables under tension.
Much better to invest in a portable press.