Did you read our previous article titled, “Should I Replace the Bow String on my Archery Bow?
” Did you come to the conclusion that the string is still good, but you now need to change the serving? If you answered yes to this question, then read on as we walk you through how to fix a frayed serving on your archery bow.
When you start, you want to make sure that you wax the part of the bowstring that will be covered by the serving. This way, when you put the serving on, it will stick.
You are going to want to start the serving process about 4-5 inches below where your arrow will nock, and go all the way up to a point that is 2’’ above where that same arrow will nock. This should equal roughly 6-7’’ of serving.
Lay your serving so that it kind of sticks onto the wax where you started the process. Then you will get your serving tool and wrap it around that end--at least 5-8 wraps. You want to make sure that you are pulling it as tight as possible as you are doing this.
Now you need to tie off the serving. Form a loop around the string, and wrap the end over the tops and towards yourself, but make sure to go through the loop. I suggest that you do roughly the same amount of wraps that you started with. Then lay the end of the string along the end of the serving and cross over the top of it so that you bind down onto the serving. Again, make sure that you are pulling it nice and tight.
Then you will have a loop left. Get a set of pliers and pull the slack out towards your serving. Pull it nice and tight towards your serving. Then cut the excess off and you are finished.
There you go! You have now re-served your first archery bow string