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    Nut from a pool que ball?

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    Post by chaz Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:28 pm

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    Just a thought, has anyone cut a roller nut out of pool que ball ? The material seems as if it would be tough enough. However being new and not experienced crossbow making just a thought maybe ..............
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    Post by Kale Schlegel Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:03 pm

    I can say for sure I've never seen a nut made from a pool ball , very cool!
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    Post by jjfj80 Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:18 pm

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    I had forgotten I had an old cue ball laying around. Definitely phenolic. Smells like a circuit board
    when drilling or sanding. I cut a flat with a hack saw, then chucked it in my wood lathe. Drilled another flat, then a 1/4" pilot hole. I was then able to clamp it in my drill press vise and hole saw out the core.
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    Post by chaz Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:46 am

    BEAUTIFUL JOB !!! cheers

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    Post by juanjo Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 am

    I find this nut very curious, congratulations for your work.
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    Post by Geezer Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:16 pm

    The nut you have turned from a que-ball looks very much like the bone one found in the Buston-Crannog archaeological dig (maybe 6th century British) Optimally you'll find nuts that have the sear reinforce in a pocket, rather than cut all the way across as a step work a bit better.  They're better balanced and have less tendency to wobble in a close socket.  However, a substantial axle in the center, with good supports on both sides should take care of that.  Very nice work.  Geezer.
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    Post by drawknife Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am

    If you could turn a saddle from bone, horn or Delrin for the nut to rotate in (as medieval crossbows had) it should work very well. See Payne-Galways book. I don't like to use an axle.

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