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    Post by gcostello65 Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:44 am

    Sorry for my Many posts lately, but I am only asking about what I can't find on existing threads. I was thinking of the many different methods to span my crossbow, and the wippe seemed like the most efficient for the money as a windlass would be far too expensive and my prod is not that strong. Does anybody have a step by step process to make a wippe? Also, what is the best way to make the hook on the front? Again I have no access to a forge and need this to bee easily bought at a hardware store, but authentic looking pieces would be nice. Thanks, G.
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    Post by Rizzar Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:46 am

    Consider a Wippe will not work with a rolling nut lock that is secured before spanning.
    It is best designed for a claplock.

    Concerning your parts you will probably run into problems.
    Forging will be the best way to get something authentic, but even non-authentic hooks will need metalworks.

    An idea a had before is to use a modified chain shackle, but I do not know whether there are some with the right dimensions or not.

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    Post by Clinker Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:56 pm

    This came up in the crossbow wiki: http://crossbow.wikia.com/wiki/Making_a_wippe

    Essentially, all you need is a 30 inch length of red oak 2x2 from Home Depot and a piece of red oak 1x4 about 12-14 inches long, a few inches of 1/4" steel rod from.. You guessed it home depot. The hook requires about a foot length of 1/4" square rod from the usual source and a Propane hand torch and a hammer and a decent Vise. The "forging" is very basic, and does not require much heat or tools.  You also need a saw, a drill and a 1/4" bit, a round file and a 1/2" chisel.
    Not a lot of tools, but it does require some.

    Payne-Galway's tome has a very good section on constructing a Wippe. I make the lever about as long as the draw length of the crossbow.
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    Post by Rizzar Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:16 am

    Ahh, I realised I confused it a little bit.


    I thought all the time about the half round ring in the front of the crossbow detached with a bolt instead of the hook on the wippe itself.


    Clinker already mentioned a good way to do it, but if you say you have only very basic tools I doubt there will be propane or a propane torch in your inventory.


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