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    Post by Gemhund Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:22 am

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    Not sure if this is the right place to put this.
    I finished the Dragons cross bow yesterday.
    63 pieces, but the gemstone nuts have 3 pieces each, namely the nut, the tube and the gemstone. There are ten nuts so 30 pieces and this raises the total count.
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    Loaded and ready.
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    And being fitted.
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    The left side were the first bolts.
    The didn't work well.
    The black ones are carbon fiber and they work better.
    I still have to put the vanes in.
    They only 110mm long so they not so serious Smile
    I turned the tips from stainless steel.
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    Post by chaz Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:18 am

    Gem.

    Very nice ! Wonderfully creative ! We may grow old, hopefully never grow up!

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    Post by stoneagebowyer Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:21 am

    Wow! What a wonderful piece! I am very impressed. That it functions just adds to the overall sculpture. And keep reminding you wife that this keeps you out of the bars and cavorting with loose women Smile That always works for me when I get "the look" from my wife.

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    Post by chaz Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:39 am

    Gem,

    I understand this is a fantasy piece, however, if the bolt retainer clip was shortened a bit to say just in front of the roller nut you might have less drag on the bolt when it is fired, as it is now the drag is almost full length of the bolt. Observation only ....... not to be critical.

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    Post by Gemhund Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:23 am

    I hear you Chaz, and in fact I first made a shorter and cute retainer clip first, but the bolts would wobble during flight as to be really bad.( potentially nailing my parrot instead of the target)
    I think the bolt design and the actual design of the cross bow are both somewhat pedestrian.
    I have much to learn concerning that.
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:45 am

    Would perhaps making a bolt groove such as early crossbows featured help to stabilize the bolts? It looks to me like doing that modification may be difficult and perhaps ascetically unwanted though.

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    Post by chaz Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:39 pm

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    That would be a bad Japanese movie ........... FANTASY DRAGON VS. PARROT

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    Post by whiteraven Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:55 pm

    This is Epic Cool!! Love it, I'll take 1. Smile
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    Post by Gemhund Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:19 pm

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    OK, just to end this thread.
    I finished the Dragon Bow last week.
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    Kinda difficult to photograph. It's got so many shiny points they tend to blur the detail.
    A white tent does a bit better.
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    Close up of the bow section. This thing suffered from 'mission creep. Namely, it was supposed to remain simple but it became more and more complicated.


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    The display case being made.
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    And finally, the components. I forgot the wings but anyway, over 500 components. As I said, mission creep.
    My next project is a Ballista, for which I have millions of questions. I'll ask them in the right forum though.
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:12 pm

    Hans, this is gorgeous all the way around. The gemstones are stunning, but so is the entire work. I feel honored to be able to view your work, so thank you for sharing.

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    Post by chaz Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:25 pm

    Hans,

    Contest over .............. everyone else can go home Awesome cannot even give your skills enough credit ..................BEAUTIFUL

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    Post by cowscankill Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:12 pm

    Beautiful. Just amazing.
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    Post by ferdinand Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:59 am

    love it!

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