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    Post by ferdinand Thu May 31, 2012 11:36 am

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    First steps towards a new build. Getting the angles correct on the parts to make it all work together whas kinda tricky. But i think it worked out. Next i have to clean them up and harden te surfaces to reduce wear, any ideas how to harden them? heating to redhot and cooling in oil sufficient? i made a short movie to show how it works. MAc, thanks for the picture of the 4 axel trigger assembly, i decided to keep it a bit simpler but it is basically the same.


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    Post by stoneagebowyer Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:30 pm

    Clearly you have a big...well .Smile Great news. These more powerful bows have so much potential for things to go wrong, but man, when they go right. Smile Nice job all the way around. The bolts look excellent. Maybe you can consider some other fletching material, feathers, or perhaps parchment?
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    Post by ferdinand Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:22 pm

    stoneagebowyer wrote:Clearly you have a big...well .Smile Great news. These more powerful bows have so much potential for things to go wrong, but man, when they go right. Smile Nice job all the way around. The bolts look excellent. Maybe you can consider some other fletching material, feathers, or perhaps parchment?
    Parchment! Sounds like a plan. But how and were do i get it?? Being animal skin it wont be something cheap! Maybe old drum skin?
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:57 pm

    Now that you mention it, it may not be true parchment, but I have purchased goatskin drum heads before. Nice and thin, really may make good fletching. And not expensive to purchase. Not sure where in Holland you would find this material. Perhaps call a music store or instrument repair place.

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    Post by ferdinand Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:02 pm

    stoneagebowyer wrote:Now that you mention it, it may not be true parchment, but I have purchased goatskin drum heads before. Nice and thin, really may make good fletching. And not expensive to purchase. Not sure where in Holland you would find this material. Perhaps call a music store or instrument repair place.

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    U might be on to someting there! There is a music store and they might have some old busted drum skins! I also have a musical friend that might know some drummers. Thanks Dane! I can always buy new ones if i cant find old ones!
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:08 pm

    New or old, it should be a good material. No problem at all.
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    Post by ferdinand Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:35 am

    stoneagebowyer wrote:New or old, it should be a good material. No problem at all.
    U are right! I cant wait! Last time the wood fletching hit the arrow guide and nocked it off! Probably the bolt twisted because of the slightly right turning fletching. But also because the fletching is so thick. Anyway, your way will solve it all! Thanks again!

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