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    Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

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    Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:40 pm

    Before you say It's a bad idea , I'm referring to those generic 150 lb (120) crossbow limbs that can be found anywhere online. Could I cut them down the exact middle without serious problems? And what size pulleys could I get away with ? I'll post a few pictures of what I'm thinking of making. Cool
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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by kenh on Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:26 am

    Can't see why you could not cut the fiberglass replacement prods. I got a 50# replacement prod for a pistol but it is steel with a bend V section...

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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by MRobin on Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:28 am

    Don't see any problem with cutting such bow in half and using it for a compound system (I guess you've got a reverse crossbow in mind)
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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:24 pm

    MRobin, BINGO, exactly what i had in mind!

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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by chaz on Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:32 pm

    Kale,

    Are you talking cut it inhalf length wise or across the middle ? waiting for a visual .

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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:28 pm

    Sorry bout that, might be uploading a few pictures tonight. By half way I meant in the middle vertically? I think so. Anyhow prodject drawing to come along once I decipher my chicken scratch. Very Happy
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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by Kale Schlegel on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:30 pm

    Here she is :
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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by Todd the archer on Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:39 pm

    Love the limb configuration. Taking the pulleys off the limbs tips is a great idea for removing mass where it would hurt performance the most.

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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by chaz on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:49 pm

    A picture is worth a thousand words ! Lookin' great ! I believe you know what you are trying to achieve.

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    Re: Cutting Cheap-o Limbs

    Post by MRobin on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:47 am

    Yeah. Let's get to work !
    I suggest that you give the pulleys a large groove so you can have a certain tolerance with the string to avoid frictions when it meets itself.

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