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BJD Restringing Tutorial by kagen-no-tsuki BJD Restringing Tutorial by kagen-no-tsuki
A quick tutorial in restringing a BJD. It's a basic type body, nothing fancy. Just covers the basics.

I am not an expert on BJDs, I do not consider myself an expert but if you have any questions I will do my best to answer them.

Appologies about the photo quality. It got dark when we started doing this.

I injured myself so ~MrBlueSuit helped me out.

Edit: Added a darker font to make it clearer to read. Hope that helps!
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CursedChaos2-0 Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So many different ways to do this xD.... It's interesting to see how other people restring. Never stop learning |D
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This has been brilliantly helpful, and I've passed it on to all of my friends entering the hobby. Thank you for posting such nice, clear pictures and detailed instructions!
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the-waffle-van Dec 10, 2013  Student Writer
this is so helpful! Thank you
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CaptainLeda Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wondering, I'm very new to BJDs, why do you have to restring the doll if there's only a small part with a mark? Couldn't you just scrub it off - or is it necessary for it to soak first?
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ixh Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are many reasons to restring a doll other than cleaning it, such as sueding, tightening, and changing old strings.
The tutorial simiply said that it would be a good idea to clean some marks off, but that wasn't the point of restringing the doll.
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AmantAeternumMM Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that if you scrub it off, there is a chance that it gets damage on the 'skin'. And 'healing' that isn't easy in my opinion. 
Sorry for my poor english ;u;...  
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tspeecestudios Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a fantastic tutorial.  I just started researching how to build your own BJDs and so many of the stringing tutorials just assume you know what's going on.  Your step-by-step is way more helpful and you are awesome for taking the time to write it up and share.
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Hi first thank you for the tutorial I have a couple of questions i hope i can explain them without confusion. my doll is an older Lutz head on an older B&G body. When you put the S hook through the string at the top of the neck does it only go through the loop without the knot? So does the S hook hold that side of the string above the neck and the knot hold the other side in? I am a bit confused on that part do you keep the loops separate so that both sides of the loop on the hook string stay together to go down through a leg and the same with the knotted side? or do you cross them so you use one side of the knot side with one side of the hook side? What if the string comes off the S hook will it get pulled into the upper body? Also my dolls head is not held on with the slots to turn the S hook into the head to lock it in place. So do I use the S hook to connect the top of the head? There is a thing that has a hole in the center it hangs down from  the top part of the head about 3/4 of an inch. The Shook slides right into it but I am not sure if that is how I am suppose to hook it in. When I got her I picked her up and her entire head fell off so I didn't get to see how it was attached. It does not look easy to connect it that way so i wanted to make sure it was right before i take on the challenge. Thank you!
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NotEnoughGemiinii Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This will totally help with re-stringing my boy for the first time. Thanks!!
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HaraKiri523 May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was very helpful in figuring out how to get the best tension! Thank you!
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