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    prod side plates

    Post by panne on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:16 am

    is it necessary to trim prod wedges flush and add plates to cover them or can they be left untrimmed with no cover plates? i'd like to be able to remove the prod easily for transport.
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    Re: prod side plates

    Post by Zardoz on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:20 am

    I would leave them open and untrimmed so that they can be tightened when needed.
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    Re: prod side plates

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:23 am

    I just posted photos of a weapon with bow irons and wedges. Historically, it was done that way, I believe.

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    Re: prod side plates

    Post by panne on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:19 pm

    i'm not too concerned with period correctness. i'm more of a make it simple, functional and safe first tinkerer. most of my creations tend to lean towards primitive and /or modern tech applied to recycled and/or natural materials and any and all combinations in between.

    if it was a bit heavier in draw weight, i may have needed something heavier duty like bow irons. i shrink wrapped my 75# aluminum prod with rawhide, then wedged it inside the oak tiller with some osage orange wedges. i've been shooting it half a dozen shots at a time and checking to see if anything will loosen up and so far it hasn't.

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