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    Post by Archer46176 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:05 pm

    Hey everyone,
    I havent been here for quite sometime now and figured I would swing bg and check in. I hope all is well with everyone here and I will add a bit about me for those of you who ha e forgotten or dont know me.
    I am 36, married, stay at home dad of one 8 month old daughter and my wife is an RN about to become the head of a Hospice office. I was a butcher from the time I was 17 until after my first divorce in 2002. I owned and operated my own small slaughterhojse and retail meag shop and raised many of the hogs, beef, chickens, goats, sheep, ducks and turkeys myself. At one time I had 800 laying hens to provide eggs to many CO-OP customers.
    I joined the US Army after the 1st divorce and ended up jumping into Bashur Iraq from a C-17 airplane, serving 2 tours in Iraq and 2 tours in Afghanistan in the Korengal Valley. I came home and went into industrial maintenance and then into Millwright work rebuilding power plant generators(turbines) and wind turbines. I stopped working shortly before my current(3rd) wife ga e birth to our daughter and I am now a Mr. Mom.
    Love to hunt, fish, camp, cook, build my own recurves, longbows, knives, arrows from scratch, train people in firearms use, reload my own ammo and do some gunsmithing. My current and only(so far) crossbow is a Horton Summit HD 150. I am VERY interested in making a reproduction WORKING OSS Big Joe so if anyone has plans for it I would greatly appreciate it. I know it is not a traditional crossbow but I want to make one.
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    Post by robert.collard.5 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:48 am

    You might try this link I found in our Guild.
    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t416-ww2-big-joe-5

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    Post by Archer46176 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:14 am

    Thanks for the link. I have tried that before and even offered to pay Jeep for a digital or hard copy of the plans he worked from but instead he kept telli g me to buy a book that I can only find on Amazon for over 90.00 US dollars. I explained to him I would like just the plans that he usednor made himself but again he told me to track down that book. I am not sure if there was a language barrier of somekind or what but from what I ha e been able to see of the book it is more historical writings and pictures rather than plans with measurments which is what I need and want.
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    Post by kenh on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:04 am

    Well the first thing I would do is put in an Interlibrary Loan Request for the book with your local library.

    At first glance, it seems to me that that prior thread had pretty much everything you need to work up a "first draft" of the bow, subject to revision after getting the book to peruse...

    That thing is right up Joerg's alley!

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