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    1st Crossbow Project

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    1st Crossbow Project

    Post by kersht on Sun May 04, 2014 7:30 pm

    https://picasaweb.google.com/117417964084370605874/1stXBowProject?noredirect=1

    This is a shop made crossbow, using scrap wood, hardware from the local Ace, and a prod from Ebay.

    Just ready for test fire and initial tuning and sighting in.
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    Re: 1st Crossbow Project

    Post by Scotty on Mon May 05, 2014 12:27 am

    That's awesome.  Cool  I'm about to get started on my first xbow project, using a set of MK-180 foldable limbs and a red oak 2x4 from Baird Bros.  I'm thinking a simple pin lock for it, though.  I just don't feel skilled enough at this point to go for a more complex trigger mechanism.  In any case, I feel fairly certain it won't turn out as nice as your "hardware special."   Sad  Laughing

    Btw, love the sights on that thing.  Cool
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    Re: 1st Crossbow Project

    Post by kersht on Mon May 05, 2014 6:12 am

    Thanks! The sights are actually from old ones I had tried out but rejected for my old Mathews Conquest compund bow. I just had to figure out how to mount them... and I'm sure they will be modified a bit as I proceed.

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    Re: 1st Crossbow Project

    Post by jaeger22 on Mon May 05, 2014 12:24 pm

    Nice job! She looks like a lot of fun to shoot. What did you make the nut from?
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    Re: 1st Crossbow Project

    Post by kersht on Mon May 05, 2014 1:38 pm

    The nut was made from a piece of 1" diameter aluminum dowel - I purchased a 1' piece from Amazon. I will add a picture of it to the pictures linked above.

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