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    greetings from Lochac

    Post by downunderrunner on Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:04 pm

    greetings all!

    just a former lurker, now member, rather enthused about the concept of building his own crossbows!

    and yet, unfortunatly, i live in Lochac ( Australia for those of you not in the SCA) in Politarchopolis, and crossbows are verboten!

    That being said, i do have access to private property where i could build and play with them, if someone would point me in the direction of a reasonable method for getting lighter poundage prods out of old leaf springs?
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    Re: greetings from Lochac

    Post by Basilisk120 on Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:00 am

    Hey and welcome to the site from the Kingdom of Atenveldt (Arizona, Usa) Very Happy

    http://crossbow.wikia.com/wiki/Making_a_steel_prod_from_a_leaf_spring#comm-2544

    That is some info on how to make a leaf spring prod, Strength is related to width.

    Will have more to say but off to Archery Practice.



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    Re: greetings from Lochac

    Post by downunderrunner on Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:02 am

    thanks for that basilisk! now to locate come scrap springs!
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    Re: greetings from Lochac

    Post by ferdinand on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:17 pm

    I made an 80 pound prod out of car leaf spring.
    Check my first build, prod is about 20mm in width, 70cm long.
    Its not to strong but wil kill a dingo at 50feet i think!
    Not saying u would want to kill anything.

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