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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:34 am

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    Hello again everyone!

    I pressed the wrong button so have to type all over....My first Build. 914786774

    Firts the stock, glued two pieces of pine together and cut out the basic shape. Did a litlle sanding of the front to show the flame of the wood(is that propper english?).
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:35 am

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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:39 am

    My first Build. DSC_2887My first Build. DSC_2886Leafsprings of an old datsun i believ it was.

    Cutting and grindig it into a blade.
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:41 am

    My first Build. DSC_2895

    just to see how it would work out. Dont look at the mess i made, i always clean up after í finnisch, otherwise i misplace everything!


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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:43 am

    My first Build. DSC_2900

    making a hardwood inlay for the arrow, also to reduce wear of the string on the soft pine.
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:47 am

    My first Build. DSC_2920

    Sorry no pictures in between the last one. Anyway the previous picture shows the nylon nut i made to test it. Also added the foot bracket, strip metal bend into shape, made cutaways for the blade and rivets to mount it together. Forged an old bolt into a pin to hold it in the stock. The prod or blade is placed in the space in the stock wrapped in rough leather wich i oiled with old engine oil, damps the energy when i fire.
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:55 am

    The string i made from steel cable about 5mm thick. The loops i made using 15mm copper waterpipe wich i compressed an folded around, zoom in to get a better look. Later on i adjusted te stock to look more medieval and i forged the trigger. The nut is replaced by a hardwood one and a sheetmetal arrowclip covers it nicely!
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:57 am

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    wrapped the string in leather, brown shoe pollish makes it look 500 years old. king first glimps of a bolt1My first Build. DSC_2929
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:09 pm

    My first Build. DSC_2931

    These are my bolts! 12"long, 10mm thick shafts. I forged the arrowheads myself, long description is in "new member" topic. I glued them to the pine shafts using epoxy resin. leather bindings also with resin. Epoxy is a modern resin but nevertheless a resin wich i believ they would have used(am i right??). The fletching are Seagull, allthough the second from the left is special, feathers from a dove my cat Gizmo killed and ate "head to toe" skull and bones...... I think i did a nice job studying old arrows, correct me if i'm wrong.
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    Post by ferdinand Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:15 pm

    Well, thats about it guys!

    Dont know when i will start a new one.

    I think it will be stronger and maybe i'll try some bone inlay for the top. Or maybe silver decorations? Who knows. Thanks in advance for any replies, i look forward to hear any comments on how u think it would look better, what timeframe u would place it in or just questions "how and what".

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    Post by chaz Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:01 am

    Ferdinand, thanks for showing your first build that is very encouraging to me to see. I look forward to documenting my first build. I just responded to your comment about the leafsprings comments,

    Thanks again

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