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    Post by jake-owa Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:58 pm

    First topic message reminder :

    Do people just not mess with them? It seems like most are metal or fiberglass. I have been playing with treating and tying bamboo for fun but it seems like there could be some potential there. Also, fiberglass backed hardwoods seem light and efficient but I don't know the what the upper limits are on poundage. I imagine that it takes a much longer wood prod to match the draw weights of the short metal ones.

    I suppose it's all down to what type of bow you are after but I would be interested to hear thoughts about this from people who have thought a lot more about it than I have. scratch
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    Post by Ivo Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:49 pm

    Good to see you back Orcbow! Smile

    My younger brother was playing this game yesterday and it reminded me of your bow...all I had to did was think and there you are. That's some mystical coincidence. Laughing

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    Mac, JMC, nice bows guys!

    Mac is that the one with the brazed trigger?



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    Post by Orcbow Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:06 pm

    Ivo: that's no surprise to me...lol

    Thanks for the positive thoughts!
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    Post by mac Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:39 pm

    Ivo wrote:
    Mac is that the one with the brazed trigger?

    No, that one has a forged trigger. If you would like, I will get a pic of the brazed one, and try to post it.

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    Post by mac Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:49 pm

    Ivo,

    Here is an overall view of the bow with the brazed trigger.

    [img]Wood prods, general question - Page 2 Mhhbow11[/img]

    Here is a detail of the brazed joint.

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    Post by Ivo Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:16 pm

    Thank you mac, very neat braze!!! and overall a really nice looking bow. cyclops cyclops cyclops

    The reason I asked about brazing is because I've been trying to braze together parts of my trigger and that little sheet metal brake I was talking about in the Metalworking section and it has been a pain...I'll try to free up some time this week to post a few updates on my projects and perhaps you guys can give me a few pointers on what I'm doing wrong. Wood prods, general question - Page 2 499925 Wood prods, general question - Page 2 728780 Wood prods, general question - Page 2 207946 study Wood prods, general question - Page 2 576186Wood prods, general question - Page 2 576186 Wood prods, general question - Page 2 576186 Wood prods, general question - Page 2 576186

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    Post by Basilisk120 Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:55 pm

    Orcbow, That is one sweet looking crossbow. I like the spanning mechanism. very clever

    Mac, That is one clean looking braze. that really gives the trigger a nice look



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    Post by testhero Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:44 pm

    I love that spanning box Orcbow ! Can you also use it to Put the string on the bow ?
    Very different look to your bow not my preference but very striking in the second darker colour.
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    Post by mac Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:53 pm

    Basilisk120 wrote:
    Mac, That is one clean looking braze. that really gives the trigger a nice look

    Thanks! It might, now that I think about it, be a silver solder, rather than a brass braze. (It's been many years) It's all the same thing really, but the silver solder flows better and is a better color match for the steel.

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