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  1. Ash_Smith

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    Hey,Ash.

    Yeah this is a great video. It is a bit corky, but one could learn a lot from watching it. The method of sticking the awl in the grommet to hold the tension until the string is tied down is the method I learned, and still use it from time to time. I pull with the cam action clamp, slide the awl in, tie off, and then pull the awl out.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    Hey Rick

    Yeah, I just saw it when I was looking for another stringing video for one of the kids I teach and it made me laugh.

    I've never seen an awl used in that way to tie off, will have to give it a try.

    Ash
     
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    hey yeah ive seen that video. Its great. And woh Drak i never thought of doing that :p I'll do it now seems genius.
     
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    ^^^ just be careful not to 'nick' the string when you push the awl into the grommet - it goes through enough stress going through there as it is, without having a chunk of it removed! :)
     
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    yeah, I was taught to do that way back when I learned to string. However, as you said, one needs to be careful as it could damage the string and/or grommet if done improperly. Make sure to wax the awl before doing it, and ensure the awl is smooth with a nice rounded tip.

    Cheers!
     
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