I'm still working out the layout for my postulant build.
I'd like to do reverse draw but that implies some sort of compound or pulley system.
I no longer have machining facilities so I was thinking of using a simple pulleys but how do I route the “ back string”?
The one coming off the front of the pulley (front of the bow furthest from the trigger) will be drawn back to the lock and propel the bolt, that's no problem.
The strings coming off the back of the pulleys go to the limbs on the opposite side of the bow. This is the most basic of the compound systems.
The pulleys need to be flat, that is in the same plane as the top of the arrow track, so how do I run the back string without massive friction?. It has to cross through the stock to get to the other side.
The only alternative I can think off is to lock two pulleys one on top of the other, just like most commercial compound bows, that would put the back string lower than the track so the friction will be reduced and the string miss the fletching. But it's doubled the weight of the moving parts!
What would happen it the “back strings” were fixed to the stock rather than run through it to the opposite limb?
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