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    Post by Gnome Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:09 pm

    A couple quick shots of a piece I'm putting the finishing touches on. Haven't built one in a few years, but I've had the prod and the walnut boards for a long time just waiting for inspiration and free time. The prod is a SB-BB from Slobows. This is the first time I've completely fabricated the bow irons, it was a lot of trial and error but I'm pretty happy with how it came out.

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    Post by kenh Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:57 pm

    Really elegant, Gnome.  Job well done!
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    Post by banuvatt Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:16 am

    Haven't been on here in a while, but you did an absolutely fantastic job!! It looks like if they kept the design of crossbows up to date with the matchlock.
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    Post by chaz Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:01 am

    Very nice !

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    Post by chaz Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:39 am

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             Would you happen to have pictures in progress of the build that you would share ? The tiller looks especially nice wood and design.

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    Post by Gnome Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:33 pm

    Chaz, I took a few in-progress shots, I'll see if any of them are any good and post them when I get the chance. I tried as much as possible to use materials I already had on hand for this build, the tiller was made from a single 5.5x.75x96" walnut board that was cut into pieces and laminated together along with a scrap of .25" walnut of a slightly different color.
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    Post by chaz Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:43 pm

    Thank you

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    Obviously the design for the butt end of this tiller changed considerably from what I started with. The stick-butt seemed like a good idea, but wasn't balanced at all, visually or physically.

    Routing out the lock cavities. The tickler, which I got from Alchem for my first build and ended up not using, is still in the original form.
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    The quarter-inch center board was cut to shape and glued to one side, and the tickler has been reformed to the geometry I wanted.
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    routing out grooves for the brass rails. I wanted to use lighter gauge angle to keep the weight down, but as mentioned earlier, I was keen to buy as little as possible so I stuck with what I had on hand. 
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    The rails are screwed and epoxied into place and it's time to glue this mess together.
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    Exra thickness needed to added to the lock area and front to level out with the brass rails. 1/4" stock was glued on and then taken down to 1/8".
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    Edges rounded and shapes finalized
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    Nope. 
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    Lopped off most of the butt and cut the remainder into a tenon.
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    Chiseled out mortices in the new stock
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    Looks better already
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    Post by chaz Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:41 am

    Gnome,
     The last picture nocks it out of the  park for me. Love the rifle style stock has the inset for the tickler and the notch behind the nut for the pully rope the brass plate and the laminations of the wood.
    Just beautiful !
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:33 pm

    Love that!
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    Post by Gnome Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:44 am

    Closeups of the sights. They both pivot down out of the way for travel. The front is adjustable, obviously, the rear currently has one peep that will be for 20 yards or less. The idea is to drill additional peeps for longer ranges once I get a chance to shoot it at longer ranges to get an idea of where they should be.
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    Post by chaz Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:29 am

    oh yes the sights ....................... awesome !!!!!!!

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    Post by c sitas Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:43 am

    Fantastsic job . You attentention to detail is stiffling. That will also  be a great shooter. Thanks for all the pic , great job.
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    Post by Andy. Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:33 pm

    Absolutely brilliant work... looks beautiful!

    Love the hybrid traditional/modern look, and functionality of the stock and sights.
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    Post by c sitas Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:47 am

    One extra comment here. I love the foot sterip. Looks like you could actually put your boot in it. Most I see are way toooooo small and tough to use. Beautiful.
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    Post by Gnome Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:41 pm

    Thanks, all. Yes, Sitas, I made the stirrup extra wide for my extra wide feet in my extra wide winter boots!
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    Post by c sitas Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:47 pm

    Now that's using the ol noodle , so to speak. I  think that that's important as for making you more solid when cocking and so on.
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    I can't open any of the pictures here.. -(
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    FrenckBrambo wrote:I can't open any of the pictures here.. -(
    Oops, I can't either! I was trying out a new photo hosting site and decided I didn't like it and it looks like they dropped me. I'll try to put the images back when I get a chance.
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    All images have been re-linked.
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    Gnome, I don't know what's the matter, but I still can't see the pictures, not in Chrome, not in IE nor in Opera..
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    I give up.
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    Post by lyonsmayne Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:31 pm

    Gnome, that is a beautiful crossbow! I was able to open the finished product and man! it was worth it! Congratulations. Love the stirrup! 
    May I ask , what is the draw weight and did you use a spring for the trigger and roller?
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    Post by Gnome Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:08 pm

    Glad you like it. Yes, there is a spring to aid in positive lock-up. The prod is Slowbows SB-BB, which is rated at around 165 pounds, if I recall correctly. I have stronger steel prods but they are shorter, with shorter power strokes- typically 8.5" versus this prod's 10.5". That two inches extra power stroke makes a lot of difference, in my opinion.
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    Post by lyonsmayne Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:00 pm

    Interesting. I thought it was the angle of the prod that determined the draw weight. Or is it a combination of length and angle?

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