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    Found supplier of crossbow parts!!!

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    Post by huntsmanlance on Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:33 am

    Here is the person who actually makes all of the different parts that alchem sells.... 8 different weight steel prods, irons, roller nut and claplock pieces

    Slobowscrossbows.com

    No more customer service frustrations!!!

    Hope this helps others too

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    Post by Geezer on Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:52 pm

    Lance: Garvin the slow makes the parts for Alchem. Jim Koch of Alchem makes sure the parts he sells are up to standard. Personally I would rather buy from Alchem. Geezer
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    Post by Teagus on Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:28 pm

    I am now selling wedge sets. See Ebay seller "teagus". Got tired of the service and attitude. Tired of wasting a friggin hour cleaning packing tape gunk off of one wedge set. Had to clean them in lacquer thinner. Next, I am going after stirrups. I can have them laser cut, bent and powder coated. And they are too damn small. Need to fit a larger shoe size. He screwed himself buy selling them too cheap. Quality labor, shipping and a small profit is just not there for him so you get what you pay for.

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    Post by Geezer on Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:27 pm

    Lacquer thinner to clean wedges? I've always wire-brushed the wedges, as well as sanding and wire-brushing the bow-irons. I bend the stirrups, then sand and wire-brush them. Then torch-blue them. The overall effect is much nicer than leaving them in the original state.
    As far as stirrup-size is concerned, Alchem/garvin stirrups are substantially larger than most of the one-foot stirrups I have seen. Period ones are normally rather smaller. Still given the price alchem charges, the bow-iron/wedge/stirrup sets are a great deal... assuming they ever arrive. Certainly it beats the dickens outa the old days when I cut my bow-irons from thick bronze plate. It took all bleedin' day to turn out a half-way decent set of bow-irons.
    Note that Darkwood Armory is now producing a set of bow-irons and stirrup that look very nice... much more delicate work than Alchem's, but they should be quite sufficiently strong. They don't offer good wedges yet, but I can make up my own wedges and keepers from 3/8 in. square bar stock in half an hour, so it's no big problem. Geezer
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    Post by huntsmanlance on Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:56 am

    I am pretty sure that this is Garvins site. If you look at the pieces they are identical to the ones i have gotten from alchem.

    I have sent an e-mail about a prod weight and will ask him to make sure.
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    Post by Geezer on Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:17 am

    Yup, Garvin subcontracts for Alchem... or at least he has in the past. Geezer

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