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    my composite crossbow lath project

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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:07 am

    Hi guys,
    I am building a composite lath/prod and thought I'd start this thread as a kind of progress-update come questions conversation.  This week I have finally been able to get a 1/2 dozen horn off-cuts sawn into plates which I will be re-sawing into 13mm wide recatangular strips over the next week or so.  Progress will be very slow so expect updates infrequently.

    This is what I have so far - smaller pieces are for inlays, strengthening plates and such

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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm

    I've reduced some of my horn plates into 50 bars roughly 1/2 wide, ranging between 4" and 10" in length.  I've also managed some time with the power file to clean about half of them up and start chamfering their ends into long shallow tapers - the natural profile of the horn is largely determining their shapes. As you will recall they are from the hollow section of the horn, not necessarily an issue as the pieces would have to be tapered anyway,  just the pieces are a bit shorter than if they were cut from solid horn sections.  I've spent a lot of time studying the image Mac supplied in this thread https://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t1350-horn-bows-they-are-weirder-than-you-think?highlight=hornbows+are+weirder+than+you+think

    and it has been very, very, helpful. Mac, if you read this,  I don't suppose you could turn the line colour  into blue please - red on brown is invisible to those of us who are red-green colour-blind.....

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