Thought I would kick it off with some progress pics of the crossbow I've been working on to go with the trigger mech I posted some time ago. I finally have had some time in the man cave to devote myself to this weapon. As I work away from home this is a very rare commodity, so It's been nice to string a few days together.
Timber is 2 pieces of Tasmanian Oak laminated together. Beautiful timber to work and stain.
The prod is an Alchem 130lb and the shape fits the style of bow nicely. I assembled it today for a test shoot before I start to get carried away with detailing, sanding, polishing and timber finish. Turns out my sear faces were slightly out and it would not take the string under load! After some furious stripping of parts and a little filing of the offending faces, she now holds that prod back without breaking a sweat. At least the test shoot served it's purpose and the bolts now fly true and sweet.
Trigger still needs a few minor tweaks just to get it a little more crisp as well as some other minor make overs
here and there but all in all a pleasing start to the new year. Once I have it at completion I will ditch the phone camera and take some proper pictures . Probably a couple more weeks as I'm away next week