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    Hello from CT but soon to be CA

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    Hello from CT but soon to be CA

    Post by coiner10 on Thu May 31, 2012 11:59 am

    So as the title says I'll be moving soon but thats not going to stop me from making my first crossbow. Very Happy I've already got wood for my stock, but I have some questions. My first question is I'm wondering how I should laminate my two pieces of cheery and maple, should the maple be sandwiched between the cherry, or the other way around? As for the trigger and nut I'm planning on buying that from Alchem, but I'm open to buying from somewhere else. the prod is going to made from a spring leaf and its going to be made according to the vintage projects plans. any info you guys can give to a newbie would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Hello from CT but soon to be CA

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Thu May 31, 2012 1:18 pm

    What part of CA? That is my home state,living in MA now.

    Regarding laminate construction, sticking to two halves made from the same wood (any hardwood species will be fine) will make your life simpler, but maple and cherry are both suitable and more than robust enough. Depends on how you want your tiller to look.

    Be prepared for a long wait with Alchem. I have purchased prods and ticklers from Slo Bows with no problems at all, great customer service and fast. Super nice guy, too. I have no expertise with leaf springs, but others here may be able to advise.

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    Re: Hello from CT but soon to be CA

    Post by coiner10 on Thu May 31, 2012 2:53 pm

    We'll be moving to the high desert area. I have lived in San Diego twice before too.
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    Re: Hello from CT but soon to be CA

    Post by Basilisk120 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:11 am

    Welcome to the forums.

    If you don't have to have a metal prod, Elk Ridge Archery http://www.elkridgearchery.com/Pilgrim%20Adult%20Longbows%20&%20Recurve.htm (scroll on down the page) makes some very nice Laminated prods. I have one and and shoots as well as it looks. (Which is to say very nice)



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    Re: Hello from CT but soon to be CA

    Post by coiner10 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:12 pm

    Thanks for the link, but their prods are out of my price range. Crying or Very sad

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