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    Post by Gnome Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:51 am

    So, what to do with all these crossbows I keep building, without any plan of selling or giving or otherwise getting rid of any of them? A medieval style A-frame weapon rack, of course.
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    Took me a couple of weekends to knock this together. All the lumber was scavenged from broken pallets at my workplace, except the pegs which are half-inch oak dowels. The only metal in the rack are the two hinge bolts, everything else is pinned with dowels and glued together. It's sanded just enough to keep from damaging the goods hung on it, lightly stained and finished with linseed oil to keep a "rustic" look. Still room for more crossbows, plus the reverse side for all my melee implements.
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    Post by War Song Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:34 pm

    Awesome stuff Very Happy. What kind of prod is the black crossbow on top using?
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    Post by Gnome Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:03 pm

    Thanks, War Song. That's your run of the mill 150# fiberglass prod, but covered in a leather sleeve about 1/8" thick. It disguises the prod's humble origins, but more importantly is a safety feature, since that design is overdrawn a bit past what that prod is rated for.
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    Post by woodsmith Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:25 pm

    Very nice rack Gnome, and quite the armory you have there!
    What did you use for the limbs on the compound bow?
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    Post by Gnome Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:39 pm

    Thanks, Woodsmith. The compound bow is one of two items on the rack I did not build or heavily modify, it's an old left handed Browning with composite limbs, had it for 30 years. (The other is an Indian cavalry sabre on the other side)
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    Post by Hermit Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:16 am

    Where do you keep the Morningstar you use to discipline the family?it was nowhere in evidence.............very tactfull,I thought.
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    Post by jeep Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:55 am

    Nice rack and nice collection . You give me a good idea, I have to do something for  my crossbows ho are crowding all the place. I have bit the same problem : building and building , and never throwing giving or sailing any of them.
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    Post by jds6 Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:08 pm

    Very nice Gnome, looks great! I think a lot of us guys are in the same boat!! I have all my builds and stuff all over my office in the house. Seems to me you probably started a trend here. Great job, really impressed!!!

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    Post by Hermit Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:22 pm

    Seriously tho' gnome,an impressive collection,and a  satisfying one when you know you made most of them plus the rack yourself.
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    Post by diyguy Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:30 pm

    Very cool, Gnome. You've got the wheels turning here.

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