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    Post by Phil Abrahams on Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:02 pm

    Hi all,

    Been a while now sinse being on here, hope everyone is doing fine and keeping very well. Anyway been working on this new compound bullpup crossbow and had to take quite some time out in order to think of the best way to make this new prod/bow system. The Claw is a unique crossbow being made from American black walnut with my top rail design and Mantis trigger unit. It is winch cocked as the draw weight will be around 500lbs maybe even higher,lol. The powerstroke is 15" and the length of the bow is 35" and 18" wide so very narrow. Been working on the prod of which is laminated carbon steel and fitting the pulley's is a very demanding challenge and extremely intricate engineering work. But all going good so far. Will post phot's and a vid or two on here when completed which should be around 8 week's tme maybe sooner as i am at it full time now. Here is a drawing i did in 20019.Claw crossbow prototype 46606110


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    Post by Dennis Greenaway on Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:34 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the results.

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    Post by Phil Abrahams on Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:02 am

    Hi all, got some semi mock up pics of the new Claw crossbows heres the Claw and Mico Claw bows. Just waiting on parts from the foundry.


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    Post by Phil Abrahams on Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:15 am

    The Claw is 35" long and 17" wide and the Micro Claw is 25" long and 14" wide. Powerstroke on the Claw is 15" and powerstroke on the Micro Claw is 10" both bows will be ready soon after i get all metal parts from foundry. Draw weights will be from 150 lbs to 1000 lbs so yes the speed and power will be truly something else. Will post pics on copletion and some new vids too.
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    Post by Phil Abrahams on Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:20 am

    The prods are made from laminated high carbon spring steel and can store immense amounts of energy so should be something else fully tested out on the bench machine for speed etc and all came together perfect, well almost,lol.

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