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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Tue Aug 01, 2023 2:34 am

    Ok, so, my Skane lockbow is hopefully getting close to completion.  The lath is about 150lb to get to brace point, I have no real idea what final draw weight will be, but over 200lb I should think: next step is to make the string then finish tillering. I digress. I have no chance of drawing the bow using just my hands. None.  Nada.     Drawing the bow is kinda important.  Remember this is a pin lock and the string is placed into a slot, what will be a good way forward?  Realistically is a belt hook a good idea, or a wippe, or a double axle pulling string?  It would be nice to stay historically correct but I am quite happy to go modern.  Cocking the bow is first priority.
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    Post by hullutiedemies Wed Aug 02, 2023 8:36 am

    Modern commercial cocking ropes might or might not work.
    They are ment to be used with modern thin strings and automatically engaging tumbler type locks.
    The claws may be too tight for a thick string.
    Also depending the shape of the tiller behind the lock and the frame of the pulley the claws may refuse to engage the notch. I have tested them with several of my notch-lock builds getting mixed results.



    A crude wippe like the one below is not difficult to make.
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    The firewood log was part of the system. It is the "safety" placed under the butt to keep the trigger pressing against ground.

    Notice the pushing claw does not need to have fixed fork, although it would have been nicer if it did. But 2 separate pieces of board will do in a pinch.
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Wed Aug 02, 2023 9:17 am

    Thankyou, That is s really good to know. Does the lever push on the belly of the bow? I don’t see a hook and ring?
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    Post by hullutiedemies Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:11 am

    The rope looped over and around the tiller under the prod and was then hooked back to the bolt. It had to be untied after cocking.
    This was easy to make but rather clumsy to use.
    Made just for the initial testing.

    Make a proper traditionally shaped wippe with hook and ring, if you actually plan to use it more than once.
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:24 am

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