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    Post by msalazar2310 Thu May 10, 2018 5:40 pm

    I would like to have some advise in a particular problem.
    I built a crossbow out of leaf sprong steel with the following characteristics:


    length - 900 millimeters
    wide in the center - 40 millimeters
    wide at the tips 11millimeters
    thickness - 6.4 millimeters

    First I made a wooden wipe, but I was afraid to brake it for the bow is too heavy, than I made one out of steel, with a long lever and did not work either,  besides I made holes in the lever in order to adjust the angle.
    I have not measured the bow weight in a scale but when I look at crossbow pictures I see that many of them look heavier than mine.
    The reason I am not enclosing a picture is simply because I do not know how to do it , (I tried with the different buttons and I just can not do it), howeer I can send ot to an e-mail adress.
    Can somebody give me some advise?

    Manuel Salazar
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    Post by c sitas Fri May 11, 2018 8:09 am

    Manual, When you take a bow  to two hundred pounds,or maybe more, they become a whole different beast to handle. First and I think,the hardest part is overcoming the fear of such a beast. A lot of people will suddenly realize, holy balls ,this thing is a whopper.I know  I can remember my first encounter with high power ,kinda scary is the way I would  put it. I have  used the designs for the different types of cocking adds found on this site.All work well when finally adjusted to do the proper job."Todds stuff"  has several good videos  of him cocking and shooting heavy bows. In all cases ,when he goes to cock it's one quick motion and done. One tip would be to lay the heavy bow aside , Make something much lighter,just a fake . Get your cocking tool work on this . Get so you are going through the motions and it all appears to be working. The big deal here is everything has to have the right length so you end up with the amount of leverage needed to do the job. It's  lots easier working with something light.If all else fails you can always use a winch. I use that real often and they are simple to make.I use a number 35 chain drive sprocket for the ratchet. Don't give up keep trying and you'll get it. Also  Geezer on this site describes the goats foot, the hows and whys. An excellant  article . Very much to the point.

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