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    My build so far

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    My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:07 pm


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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:09 pm


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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:10 pm


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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:12 pm

    Uz
    Curly maple stock
    150-190 lb prod by slobows
    All hardware made by me in the fire from round or plate steel except the screws.   Those i bought
    This is my first crossbow and im loving it!   First silver work and bone engraving too which has been fun


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    Re: My build so far

    Post by c sitas on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:41 pm

    You have the marks of a true craftsman. Your attention to detail is very good.What do you have in line of metal working tools?

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:03 pm

    Wow that ms very much c.    I have a propane forge i built two years ago,. Oxy/ cet torch, a chop saw,an angle grinder, a vice and some files and a drill press.    The bow irons took an incredible amount of time to make.   Im a farmer so i have a decent shop for fixing our machines.   This week i get to help out at the county fair blacksmithing stand, which is awesome bc i will finally get to see a real smith forge in person

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    Post by c sitas on Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:06 pm

    Well ,you don't have to take a back seat to anyone.You'll be having a great time. I used to roundeau with the mountain men . You had to have every thing 1840 and before. You learned smithing , woodworking, tanning and the list goes on. You'll be busy having a grand time. Can't miss.

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    Post by Armymedic.2 on Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:05 pm

    Thanks c! Thats what im hoping.  Maybe rondy one day when my cows are better behaved......

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by c sitas on Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:11 pm

    My friend , You are young and have to butter bread. I'm kinda sliding down the hill  myself. I need projects like this to keep me on track. Never retire , just maybe slow down . Someone that thinks you could never hunt or fish toooo much , never tried it. It's just no fun  by yourself. Everyone else is still working.
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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Gnome on Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:00 am

    Very nice work. Looks like you've reinforced the rolling nut socket with steel?
    This past weekend I was at Mount Vernon and spent quite a bit of time at the blacksmith shop, watching and dreaming dreamy little dreams about setting up my own forge someday. Keep us posted on your progress!
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    Re: My build so far

    Post by c sitas on Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:21 am

    Gnome , speaking about the forge, have you ever checked out the brake drum forge . They are great for small jobs,and will work larger stuff if, you use your head.

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by GodricSwin on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:45 pm

    I had to respond to this.  First Army, your work looks great.  It'll be nice to see it assembled. I think you are about a couple weeks ahead of me - anyway I hope it won't take me much longer to do the tiller, etc., except I'm going the "easy" way in that I will build this first one as a Skane bow, mainly as I have no forging experience/tools.

    And Sitas, I, too, was a mountain man and made my own outfit.  If I remember right the club was called "Sleepy Hollow" near Milwaukee, WI.  One of the most enjoyable experiences of my life - especially winter camping with all my gear - wake up in the morning and get the coffee going fast; them were shining times, pilgrim.

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    Post by c sitas on Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:41 pm

    Goodric, You remember right . I shot there many times. It was one of the best shoots. Great turn out ,and always lots of prizes. Your right  here to , "the hair of the bear" in mid January was cool in a teepee.

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:07 pm

    Thanks gents
    It is reinforced with metal. Heck this whole project has been metal work!
    But i like knowing it will never wear out the tiller Smile

    Stain is on and dry.    Off to burnish with steel wool and start laying in lmf gunstock sealer!

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:14 pm


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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:15 pm

    Ok that was not the untended photo.   Oh well.  Mobile phone issues

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    Re: My build so far

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:22 pm

    There we go!   Curl is popping nicely

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by c sitas on Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:25 pm

    Mr. Army, what do have for a trigger?

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:42 pm

    Hey c
    The tickler is in the third pic I posted on the first page. A simple curl with a twist midway Smile

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by c sitas on Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:30 am

    I take it, you made the bow in the pic with the nice doe. Great eatin stuff eh?Quiver is cool also.

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    Re: My build so far

    Post by Armymedic.2 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:50 pm

    Thanks!   Yeah i felled a hickory and made the bow.  I shot her the next year with it about 200 yards from where i cut the bow tree down.   Pretty fun.   The quiver is a coon i trapped a few years back itd served me well

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