Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Crossbow with built in lever?
by mb4 Today at 7:38 am

» Chinese crossbow with auxiliary string?
by stm2010 Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:48 am

» 15th century saxon prods
by Geezer Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:34 am

» Yet another one
by jocky Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:09 am

» Crusader crossbow
by c sitas Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:41 pm

» Whamo showed up, prod replacement ideas
by kenh Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:25 pm

» Renaissance Sporting crossbow
by tony a Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:10 am

» loose laminate issues
by c sitas Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:42 am

» Of Bows and Torsion Engines
by c sitas Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:55 pm

» My second crossbow
by Daniel Levesque Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:48 am

» Need to locate Windlass Crossbow, pre 1600, in Rome, Venice, or Florence
by 8fingers Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:24 pm

» Crossbow Projectiles
by Geezer Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:10 pm

» Greetings!
by OnlyHuman Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:40 am

» Anyone know what this is?
by Yuki23emma Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:54 pm

» Prod specs
by Onager Lovac Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm

» Finished Crossbow
by kenh Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:34 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by Turnigy Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:25 pm

» Reverse draw "compound" build
by Turnigy Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:20 pm

» Casting Resource
by White Oak Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 am

» The Road so far......
by White Oak Mon May 29, 2017 7:17 am

» GLOSSARY OF TERMS
by Onager Lovac Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm

» Hello from Maine
by White Oak Sun May 21, 2017 11:06 pm

» Leonardo Da Vinci string with suport-rolls
by Oppenheimer Tue May 16, 2017 11:40 am

» Compact repeating compound project
by Phil Abrahams Mon May 08, 2017 2:10 pm

» Trying to reduce the power stroke in my next project
by octavioaugusto.oliveira Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:27 pm


    7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

    Share

    phuphuphnik
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 146
    Join date : 2013-12-02
    Location : The wastes West of Chicago

    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!
    chriso
    avatar
    Hotspur
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 150
    Join date : 2012-06-28
    Location : British Columbia, Canada

    Re: 7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

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

    Congratulations on a great project! Lucky kids!
    avatar
    Hotspur
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 150
    Join date : 2012-06-28
    Location : British Columbia, Canada

    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?

    phuphuphnik
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 146
    Join date : 2013-12-02
    Location : The wastes West of Chicago

    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!
    cheers,
    chriso
    avatar
    Gnome
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 399
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 53
    Location : Capitol Area Maryland

    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?
    Gnome

    phuphuphnik
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 146
    Join date : 2013-12-02
    Location : The wastes West of Chicago

    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.

    Sponsored content

    Re: 7th Grade stonebows are finished!!

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:15 am