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    Question regarding the goat’s foot lever

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    Post by Arcuballista Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:30 pm

    I have searched the forum and asked the question in a topic on the goat’s foot lever before but I could not get any answers so maybe someone could help me out here Wink

    I’m wondering if I need to get the steel hardened on a goat’s foot lever? Will it bend if not?
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    Post by Dennis Greenaway Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:35 pm

    Possibily Tod Culter of Todstuff would sell you one.
    I received one with my crossbow I purchased from him.
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    Post by banuvatt Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:06 am

    I'd rather be safe then sorry, I would harden it just in case. You already took so much work to make it why not take the precautions to make sure everything goes to plan?
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    Post by Andy. Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:36 pm

    Depends on the weight of your bow, how robust the lever is, geometry, pivot points etc.

    Personally I would build a rough prototype in mild steel and see how it works, bearing in mind the sliding forks/prongs will be the weakest link if anything fails.
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    Post by Wildtech Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:25 pm

    HI

    I have built 2 Goat foot Levers so far
    My Prods are under 150 kg.
    First was way over engineered and does not bend at all
    Second I still used a 10 tone press to bend to shape and has 12mm thick x 6mm wide prongs.
    This one still doesn't give when loading as you slide into the thickest part of the lever.

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