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    Help with basic wood/fiberglass prod

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    Help with basic wood/fiberglass prod

    Post by benjaminh123 on Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:45 pm

    Hello Everyone,
    Could you direct me to some tutorials on building basic crossbow prods?
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    Re: Help with basic wood/fiberglass prod

    Post by c sitas on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:41 pm

    Just search this forum . There is no end to the trail.Use good sense on your wording.
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    Re: Help with basic wood/fiberglass prod

    Post by kenh on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:04 pm

    You want to make prods like a wood-fiberglass "long bow"?  Only one or two people here are making prods that way.  Some of us are using poltruded solid fiberglass bars like chainlink fence tension bars or boat cover bow bars.  Some use those cheap solid fiberglass replacement crossbow prods.  Most others use metal, some few solid wood.

    What size/draw eight prods do you have in mind?
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    Re: Help with basic wood/fiberglass prod

    Post by benjaminh123 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:12 pm

    About 100lbs. How do you use protruded solid fiberglass bars like chainlink fence tension bars or boat cover bow bars?
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    Re: Help with basic wood/fiberglass prod

    Post by kenh on Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:49 am

    All I did was cut pin nocks in the ends of a length of the tension bar.  Here's the "build" for the crossbow seen in my avatar: 
     
    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t945-loose-laminate-pinlock-build?highlight=loose+laminate

    In the first attempt at nocks, I couldn't get any glue to hold.  So I just sawed pin nocks in the ends and coated them with a bit of epoxy putty rather than sanding them round and smooth.  A single 30" length of 1/4" x 3/4" tension bar will probably be around 100# draw.  I have two laminations -- 28" and 16", and the draw weight is around 250#.  I bought the tension bar from a local fence supply store.  A 6 ft piece was about $7.  If you can't find it, let me know and I can ge some for you.

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