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    Post by jeep Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:46 pm

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    Slurbow finished ,a new project on the way: A 19th century style,Belgium hunting crossbow. I'll use two 150# fibreglass prods.The original one had steel bow around 400# but only 6" power stroke and something like 200/250 fps. Mine will be 9 1/2" power stroke for bit more then 300#, the result should be interesting.
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    Post by jeep Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:31 am

    side plate,  trigger guard,goat foot pin.
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    Post by jeep Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:40 am

    Next step the goat foot.
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    Post by jeep Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:47 am

    Is anybody ho still have a Barnett wildcat or this kind of crossbow can give me the distance between the back of the  prod and the anchoring point (the trigger). It will help for the setting . Thanks.
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    Post by African Archer Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:18 pm

    Jeep i have an old barnet, not sure if it is a wild cat, cant get to it right now, will wake my wife, but will measure it in the morning for you.

    Just checked google, it is the one you are looking for.
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    Post by jeep Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:23 am

    Goat foot is on the way. Forge is really great  ! Now I need practice.
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    Post by jeep Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:26 am

    Hope tomorrow will bring more progress!!

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    Post by Gnome Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:16 am

    Looks like the new forge is opening some options for you, Jeep. Can't wait to see how those sandwiched fiberglass prods work out, I was thinking of a similar application for a future build.
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    Post by jeep Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:05 am

    here the finished goat foot lever. Folded with a belt hook and a cherry wood handle .

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    Post by jeep Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:08 am

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    Post by jeep Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:25 pm

    Unfortunately I was right!! Draw length is to long and the goat foot don't work properly. Medieval draw length is generally 5"1/2, mine is 9"1/2. Leverage ratio no good. Never mind! I have started a spanning lever. I'll use the goat foot for a next medieval realisation.
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    Post by jeep Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:38 am

    Here is the spanning lever, it's the one I was using for my "skane" I just change the pivoting arms to fit with the bigger draw length. I span the crossbow for the first time! So I could check two very important points: The double bow withstand perfectly to the stress , the delrin nut also. That for the good : Todd was right,  the set trigger spring is to week to realise the nut (heavy poundage) . I have to go back with setting and balance. Probably I will have to change the trigger to bad I likeed this one . 

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    Post by jeep Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:44 am

    Gnome. It is OK with the "sandwich fibreglass prod". I cut the inside one shorter, like my Chinese bamboo slat crossbow and I tie them with string so they are free to slide.
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    Post by jeep Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:49 am

    Next step for the prod, wrapping into leather an sewing.
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    Post by jeep Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:55 pm

    No way with the set trigger this is the new one and the housing.
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    Post by jeep Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:10 pm

    Here is the finished crossbow.
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