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    Finished Crossbow - Thanks to all - here some pic and if anyone wants info let me know happy to help .

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    Post by globalmark on Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:48 pm

    Hi Guys 

    Thanks to anyone gave info and i read a lot here - 
    this was supposed to be 100% home made crossbow but snapped my bamboo and timber prod , made PVC one didn't like the look so Bought a £20 taiwanese one from ebay - here some details if anyone want more info Just ask 

    Stock - Glued up ELM 
    plates around prod and stock end  - Stainless steel 1.2mm
    Prod - 160lbs Taiwanese from ebay 
    String - Homemade Dacron B50 28 strands , long bow serving material and Doubled Served in centre with strong Linen thread covered in bees wax
    Trigger- took Pic of Chinese one - used photoshop slightly enlarge - cut out and made in timber for trial then Aluminium 4mm side plates and 9-10mm for trigger and other parts (roll nut part made from 3 pieces of 4mm glued and screwed together (used tap and die set make thread) - then oak spacer plates and springs found in a draw ..
    (did have trouble this trigger not holding string weight but slight file a better angle on parts now rock solid) 
    Safety made from bolt with part ground away, home made aluminium thumb push screw and glued on , brass cover washer  
    Side cover plates- unknown timber 8-9mm thick held on with M4 brass machine screws into Glued in threaded inserts 
    foot stripup - strip Aluminium i had 
    ash timber to cover roller nut 
    Bolt/arrow holder - bit old bandsaw blade 
    Bolts made from leftover timber IPE , OAK , Maple - ones 9.5mm home made dowel - turkey feathers and arrow points ..
    Finished sanding to 240grit then sanding sealer then several coats Danish oil - then beeswax on arrow bed and edges where string will touch 

    Think thats all for now ask if any questions ..
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    Post by globalmark on Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:50 pm

    Couple more pics have plenty during build - if anyone want let me know as have to shrink the size first ..
    Cheers Mark 



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    Post by globalmark on Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:52 pm

    couple more 

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    Post by chilihook on Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:16 pm

    Hi Mark - thanks for the info on my post. There are great pics here too. Can you post a larger pic of your trigger mechanism? Beautiful crossbow!

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    Post by globalmark on Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:39 pm

    here you go - 1st pic was chinese one from internet pic then i edited it in Black and white ,I printed it out on paper couple times till was happy for size for my stock as chinese one was quite small .
    Then cut out in wood by hand for proof it worked - 
    after cut out bit oversized In Aluminium .
    only part hard to see is roller nut made of three pieces aluminium sandwiched together then glued and screwed - i felt this was easier then grinding middle of roller nut and more accurate .. 
    any thing else mate happy to help 


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    Post by globalmark on Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:42 pm

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    Post by globalmark on Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:45 pm

    few more - Last pic is my safety sticking out the side - sorry no picture of that myself but will try and explain


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    Post by globalmark on Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:01 pm

    Ok 
    here is one picture NOT MINE found online after i made mine but a similar idea to help explain .
    I think this picture is better then mine and far easier to make and do - and next time i take apart my trigger i might make similar and make like this - same as mine just a better fixing idea - + couple washers 

    What I did was i took a dome head carriage Bolt (filed off the square part under the head) then worked out where i needed to file it and then I filed half the shaft away (like in picture) - 
    This then goes through the stock - through the trigger drop in Mechanism and the other end it has a shaped NUT "i used aluminium cut a finger push taped it with tap and die set .
    cut the thread exact length so i could put on tight and thread hit end of nut - i glued on with epoxy also for security - 
    but many ways to do this same system and lots other safety systems far better out there .

    you can see on my close up of trigger mech on central far right a hole through - this is where the safety goes - turn 180˚ its on turn 180˚ other way its able to fire .. - all it does is stop the trigger being pulled - 100% manual no self return so i have to cock the cross bow (put string behind roller nut) then put safety on , load a bolt , aim turn safety to fire the can fire ..
    hoe that Makes sense - let me know if anything more you need 

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    Post by Andy. on Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:35 pm

    Well done, like the trigger!... though look out for wear and galling on the sear faces if aluminium.

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    Post by chaz on Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:58 am

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       Your info is very appreciated and very interesting ,,,,,,,,,,,Great Job

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    Post by globalmark on Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:39 am

    Hi Guys 
    Thanks for that - 

    Andy , cheers i will keep a look out for wear ,i also have plenty meat left on the parts so can refile probably at least once and maybe replace main trigger parts in steel easy enough .. as made as lift out unit .
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    Post by chilihook on Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:24 pm

    Hi Mark - can you tell me the draw length of that prod? I have the same one and just want to make sure that my measurements are in the ballpark. Thanks!

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    Post by globalmark on Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:32 pm

    Hi Mate 

    I contacted the seller and the European importers in Holland neither could tell me - 
    but a i did heaps of googling and found some people say 11" some say 12" and some even said 13" - so i put on my tillering tree and could comfortable get max 12-12.5" and would get 13" but i was not comfortable - 

    so i ended up setting it at close 11 3/4" - but think you can set 12" and also ok ..
    with my set up i can comfortable cock this by 2 hands on the string and foot in stirup so dont need any cocking string or anything .

    I have just added a very basic dry fire Mech (basically a bit aluminium on a string just infront of rollernut - will add pics when all finished and pretty.

    hope that helps 
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    Post by chilihook on Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:04 pm

    Perfect, that info will definitely be handy. I appreciate the help!
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    Post by Geezer on Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:16 pm

    The Chinese fiberglass prods, approx 27 inches long are copies of the old Barnett fiberglass prods... also seen on Italian San Marino crossbows..  I would say go for about 12 inches from belly of prod to the lock, give or take half an inch.  Geezer.

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