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    Hello fello builders of weapon things!

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    Post by AboMickey Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:22 am

    I'm new to this forum but not new to crossbows.

    My first experience with them was before I was even in pre-school when I hung out with my crazy neighbors and we built crossbows out of sticks and used nails with string attached as a trigger.

    since then I've gone from sticks to PVC limbs then making my own out of the spring-like steel from saw blades, to just buying prods online. Kindof like my own evolution of man.

    I have a few crossbow pistols with rotating nuts that I've made and of course own one of those chinese/taiwan (whatever they are) 120 pound 90 dollar crossbows that everybody owns.

    Right now I'm in the process of building what I hope is gonna be a pretty sic modern crossbow that I'll make a post for.

    Ivo is a bud of mine (or at least I think so) so I thaught I'd join his guild.

    Thanks for havin me and Hello fello builders of weapon things! 524936

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    Post by Ivo Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:48 pm

    Haha! This guy! jocolor

    I wanted to welcome you yesterday, but my phone died and I have no computer at home. It's damn good to see you here, man!!! Feel right at home, good helpful people here that I'm sure you will enjoy learning from...and quite a few that will have a blast learning from you too, I've posted some of your builds around the site - you have some fun ideas (sometimes even genius). Smile

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    Post by Warhammer1 Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:31 am

    Hey there, and welcome!

    Pretty cool place for us incurable builders of all things that shoot sharp pointy things really fast. Even as a kid I wasnt happy with a normal slingshot made from the crotch of a tree, and I guess that started it.

    Got a few bows myself. Looking around my living room I count one regular crossbow, a DTM355, and four torsion proto's. I dropped off two more for testing this morning with a friend. Today I am waiting on the UPS guy to gimme my Telson 130.

    Lotta nice talent here and a lot of good information, friendly folks.
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    Post by Basilisk120 Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:11 pm

    Welcome AboMickey Hello fello builders of weapon things! 376108

    Sounds like you have some interesting stories to tell Razz Looking forward to see what you build



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