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    7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

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    7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

    Post by phuphuphnik on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:55 am

    And they work. We'll be putting them through their paces in the next couple of weeks.



    I bought them each a pewter crossbow pin from Billy and Charlie as a congratulatory present. Now comes the hard part. Writing the research paper on how to build these.
    Thanks to everyone for the help. Especially Geezer who pointed me in a much safer direction in bow design.
    cheers!
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    Re: 7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

    Post by Hotspur on Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:44 am

    Congratulations on a great project! Lucky kids!
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    Re: 7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

    Post by Hotspur on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:59 pm

    Is that an aluminium smelter in the background?

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    Re: 7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

    Post by phuphuphnik on Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:53 pm

    It is a little propane forge. I had to build it in a hurry. My farm forge's blower died. Well, the crank broke off! Gotta get me a new one of them...
    The smelter is being built this summer. I'd like to do bronze. Imagine a spanning windlass with bronze pulleys!
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    Re: 7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

    Post by Gnome on Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:01 am

    Wish I'd had a teacher like you in 7th grade, Chriso! The students get to keep them, right?
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    Re: 7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

    Post by phuphuphnik on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:12 am

    Gnome,
    Yes they do. I've explained to them and their parents that they will be unstrung when they go home.
    We'll be doing a popinjay shoot at our Mayfaire festival. The younger grades will choose a champion who will compete on their behalf.

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