Stringing by hand with only awls and dowels video?

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  1. graycrait

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    Not long ago I watched a video where a guy (maybe from India) sat on his bed and strung a racket with nothing but dowels and awls, maybe a lever. Does anyone have that link to that video or one like it where a racket is strung essentially in the lap? Thnx.
     
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  2. Irvin

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    Same principle

     
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    I'm going to have to take my Babolat cam pliers (cheating I know) and and give this a try sometime.
     
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    Thanks. I thought the guy was doing it by hand, memory was fuzzy, but now I see him with a machine- not so impressive. I'll do the video style that Irvin sent but with a campliers.
     
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  7. Steve Huff

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    You realize those are special awls made to hold string in the hole.
     
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  8. graycrait

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    I suspect my grinder & sanders can come up with something that will work and with 60 rackets on-hand, room for catastrophic errors abound.
     
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  9. blastforehand

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    Anyone know what the pins are in the video? I have been thinking about diamond coating awls of various sizes for an ultralight personal stringer. I would want to use a lot more force than in the above video to completely eliminate drawback, I hope. Damage to the grommets and polyester string at the grommets would be inconsequential relative to fast wear at the stringbed on my 16x19 frames, I also hope.

    That guy’s tensioner is ingenious compared to the hard rubber tube stuffed with pencils I used for a few patches in the early 70’s.
     
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  10. Ronaldo

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    How many crosses did you skip with your pattern?
     
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    Oops, corrected to 16x19. Yes, 16x9 would be very fast wear.
     
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