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Thread: Home made stringing machine
12-02-2006, 11:49 AM #1
Home made stringing machine
Few months ago I thought that construction of stringing machine isnt’t complicated and should’t be very difficult to make it in home. I watched of photos and some stringing videos, spoke with stringers and of course read threads on BadmintonCentral. Then I drawed some project, collected pieces, and get down to work.
Tension: 6-15KG (13-34LBS)drop weight- not level horizontal, but something like in StringWay/LaserFibre “constant pool”; tension is accurate on the every position of angle (it tested using fishing scale).
8 point mounting head system (2 inside on the centre, 4 on “traditional” position, 2 on the top of frame)
I restringed almost 40 badminton racquets (graphite, aluminium even steel) isometric and oval shape (f. e.:Cab 8200, Cab23, Iso 62, 63,75MF, MP 21, 23, 27, 55, 100; AT 300; Wilson Sting Power, Carlton Airblade 600) on the different tension (15-28LBS)using various guage of strings (0.68-0.80).
Best time to restring one racquet: 33min (non Yonex racquet- large grommets)
String lenght: 9m.
String pattern: 22/22, 4 knots (3 Parnell knots, 1 starting knot)
About my stringing job from picture:
racquet- Yonex Ti-5
string- Pro’S Pro Explosion 0.69
tension-Main: 10KG (22LBS), Cross 11KG (24LBS)
What is your opinion about this badminton “machine”? Would you risk to give me Your own racquet to restring? J
I’ll try to answer for eventually questions.
And thats the results:
12-02-2006, 01:24 PM #2
Very creative! Thanks for sharing.
12-02-2006, 01:49 PM #3
nice piece of engineering. You must have metal welding skills
12-02-2006, 02:33 PM #4
looks like fun =)
12-02-2006, 02:36 PM #5
The tensioner concept is similar to Stringway's .
12-02-2006, 02:43 PM #6Originally Posted by Pete LSD
Does the small rod on the red mounting move, or is it fixed?
12-02-2006, 02:50 PM #7
Neil, from the series of photos above the rod that the string goes over do move. I am just hypothesizing that the rod keeps the string, under tension, as parallel to the frame as possible.
Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
Last edited by Pete LSD; 12-02-2006 at 02:56 PM.
12-02-2006, 02:57 PM #8
The frame supports are just about perfect for badminton. Very good job!
12-02-2006, 03:35 PM #9Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
The small red part is fixed to the gripper, but it is move with lever (the angle between this "something" and lever is the same- about 90 degree)
http://www.stringway.com/en/info/dropweight.htm - here is something about Stringway/LaserFibre tension system
12-02-2006, 04:45 PM #10
wow... impressive work mate, so how long did it take you to make? and how much did the raw materials cost?
12-02-2006, 05:23 PM #11
Good job, the supports look very...umms...supportive...haha
12-02-2006, 05:30 PM #12Originally Posted by coops241180
About costs- I didn't buy anything, but I think, that raw materials cost shouldn't be higher than 20-30$- against all appearances the construction is simple.
BTW- I'm not an engineer- my occupation is very very different
12-02-2006, 05:38 PM #13
wow.. thats great. you should put together the design and post it on here.. i'm sure there are lots of people who would love to build there own. (me included)
12-02-2006, 06:10 PM #14
The design is sound. you just need fixed clamps and the entire system will be perfect .
12-06-2006, 09:32 AM #15Originally Posted by Pete LSD
Just my opinion - I think it is a little challenging or may not be efficient to use fix clamp on that mounting system. It may hinder the hand movement during clamp/move the fix clamp. Unless, someone has some idea how to trim down some of those excess metal on the mouting system.
12-10-2006, 06:05 PM #16
Can someone post back the images, i'm very curious to see since i also have made my own machine but my time is not that great (about 1h30min)
12-11-2006, 03:06 AM #17
Sorry.It's some problem with server, where I published the pictures. I'll repair this as soon as possible.
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