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    A Total Newbie

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    A Total Newbie

    Post by petercro on Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:30 pm

    Hello all.
    My name is Peter from the UK.
    Some time ago, for some reason I gained an interest in crossbows. And desided to build my own.
    After many hours/weeks on the net, Researching, A few days ago I started to build the trigger mechanism!
    Never worked with aluminium before, I found it very enjoyable.
    My passion is wood though, and i'm looking forward to making the stock.
    I have obtained a good size piece of well seasoned (opepe) an African Hardwood.
    The trigger mechanism seems to be coming along well. The design has changed a few times as I hit problems, but it does the job.
    It is no where near finished, because the wife keeps finding me jobs to do.
    Anyway, if anyone is interested in my version of the trigger design. I'm blogging the hole crossbow build. Please take a look and leave lots of comments. (Peters Crossbow)
    I only found out about this forum after IVO became a follower of my blog and invited my to join in here.
    Cheers

    Peter
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    Re: A Total Newbie

    Post by Ivo on Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:33 pm

    Hey man, Welcome to the Guild.

    Hope you like the place...it's sort of like a bunch of blogs bunched up into one Crossbow Building Universe. Smile

    Check out the Crossbow Building Resources - *triggers topic*, we discussed a little on aluminum and what you can and can't do with it and why. Also, since you were looking for info - there is a topic on stock design, etc.

    All in all, the place is full of info and you're welcome to join the conversations - ask questions/share your ideas/and most importantly you can do a presentation of your own project. That way you can get all the knowledge you need to do it right and drop the refined info into your blog.

    Let me know if you need anything and I welcome advertisements here, so you can add a link to your blog to your signature(it's in the control panel on the right) here and it will show with every post. Wink

    Ivo




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