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Old Feb 16, 2004, 04:09 PM
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If you use dowels that fit tight, get 2-3 inches or more of dowel into each piece of elastic, the goop and rubberbands are just extra insurance. as you apply the tension to the line, the tubing will stretch and tighten around the dowel.

One thing that will help is to cut small rings around the dowel so the tubing as somethign to grab onto. You dont' want to use the type of dowel that is fluted the long way. That will reduce the contact area. Small rings scratched in with a knife will work great. They don't have to be deep, you are just creating some small grab areas. The rubber will squeeze into those rings and grab tight.
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