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    Post by phuphuphnik on Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:59 pm

    The other parents at school have been talking about an intervention. I was asked about how many bows I have made since I did the stone bows with the 7th grade last year. 
    These are the in house bows, with one in progress, and 2 more on the workbench and several locks in parts.


    This one was sent as a secret Santa gift to California.



    I like using the cheap $10 fiberglass prods for making little bows. It is cheap and I get to work on my woodworking. That is the main reason for making so many; you only get good through practice.

    Thanks goes out to everyone on this forum for providing a friendly place to exchange thoughts on everyone's favourite weapon.
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    Re: It's a sickness I tell 'ya

    Post by edstuff on Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:37 pm

    Ha ha I'm sure it is.  The lil guy on the right is actually what I'm aiming for my first build.

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    Re: It's a sickness I tell 'ya

    Post by phuphuphnik on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:22 pm

    That is a claplock. My 8 year old made it all by herself except for the clap and the hole for the lock.

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    Re: It's a sickness I tell 'ya

    Post by edstuff on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:43 pm

    Oh. well not that one then. It'll have a roller nut and tickler.
    But seriously your daughter made that?
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    Re: It's a sickness I tell 'ya

    Post by Gnome on Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:34 am

    There are certainly worse diseases to contract, Chriso!
    My wife reminds me, somewhat wistfully at times, of all the other hobbies and pursuits I used to enjoy before I got obsessed with building crossbows. Maybe four years since the idea got into my head that I wanted to build "a" crossbow, and now 9 finished, 3 in progress, parts in the shop for half a dozen more, and no hope for a cure!
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    Re: It's a sickness I tell 'ya

    Post by phuphuphnik on Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:10 am

    Ed: yep, Morganna built it. I made the lock and drilled the holes for the lock, she did the rest, including the tickler. She use a plane, rasp, and 1/4" (6mm) chisel. It took her about 6 hours. 
    Gnome: It seems like building these things is like restoring a model T, eventually you have more than one in parts, so you just keep putting them together.

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