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My cross bow
Feb 12th, 2006 at 5:46pm
 
ok made a cross bow a few days ago. Not as cool as englishes but still a cross bow
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The trigger is nasty looking Ill get pics of it asap, it works but llike i say it aint pretty.

Yes i have shot the cross bow, no i dont know the poundage. string is sinew, wood is black locust, the pics above, the bow is not attached just sitting there. Ill get a few more soon ish.

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Reply #1 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 5:49pm
 
I'm excited . I have an old barrett crossbow that needa a new "bow". I'd like to make a new one of lighter poundage . I look forward to seeing more and how you made the "bow" Smiley
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Reply #2 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 5:53pm
 
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the trigger Smiley

ok the round part at the bottom pivots you pull up on the whole thing. a nail pushes the string out of the groove.
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Reply #3 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 6:02pm
 
I like your trigger, good idea.
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Reply #4 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 7:13pm
 
Wow, nicely done!

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Reply #5 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 7:30pm
 
Nice job on that one. I havent built a crossbow yet that worked decent (too busy making bows) but I suppose I would probably be able to make a crossbow now.. Maybe I should hop to and get one done. Good trigger idea, and your bowstring looks excellent. Black locust is very good bow wood, just has to be a bit wider because it frets. Can you do a full draw pic so I can admire the tiller? I think I kind of like the mona lisa.
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Reply #6 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 7:48pm
 
where did you get the sinew
nice crossbow Smiley
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Reply #7 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 7:50pm
 
my friend gave it to me Smiley

full draw huh? well the tiller is awful but give me a moment Smiley

thanks for the complaments Grin
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Reply #8 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 8:26pm
 
That looks great!

What is its' range?  Is it accurate?
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Reply #9 - Feb 12th, 2006 at 8:50pm
 
I truly only got one shot. I made the bare bones of the bolt, did not even put fletching on the thing (man its hard to find feathers) just loaded up a pointy stick and aimed at this rabbit across the street. I missed him, hit the road and the bolt broke Sad

Ill make a better bolt soon maybe tomorrow
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Reply #10 - Feb 13th, 2006 at 4:46pm
 
Nice crossbow! How do you connect the bow to the stock? That's my trouble.
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Reply #11 - Feb 13th, 2006 at 5:26pm
 
mine too Undecided

What i am trying now, is getting some leather cord soaked overnight in water, then wrapping that around the cross bow. I hope that when the leather drys it will shrink and hold it together.

One problem i have is the string. when i mount the bow, the string wants the whole thing to tilt, because the bow is mounted much lower then where the string rests.

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Reply #12 - Feb 13th, 2006 at 5:41pm
 
Try rawhide  instead of leather, you can get it from doggie chews. Grin  Soak it and you will beable to pull it apart, when it dries it will shrink.
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Reply #13 - Feb 13th, 2006 at 7:39pm
 
allright. I was thinking of backing the bow with that, but i did not know what that would do, so ill try attaching it to the stock with it.
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Reply #14 - Feb 13th, 2006 at 8:15pm
 
forgot to tell you to strech it as your putting it on...  you probably allready knew that though Smiley
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