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    Post by KOSTAS FONIAS Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:07 am

    This is the first medieval crossbow to do from recyclable materials from the bow is leaf-spring from car
    and wood from beech firewood.

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    Post by riverwindflutes Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:31 pm

    Looks good, especially since you used recycled material, How many pound pull does it have,?, how long is the leaf spring ? does your leaf spring have a hole in the center ? were's a good place to get a leaf spring, junk yard auto parts supply ???
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    Post by Todd the archer Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:16 pm

    Same questions as above plus how about details on the string.



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    Post by olrono Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:58 pm

    WOW! This one to my eyes looks great! This leaf spring looks more like the real deal than anything I have seen so far from this country. In fact, it got me to remembering the spring shops I used to have work done on my cars. You know if you live in a bigger city that has a "spring shop" especially were they work on tractor trailer rigs, I know they could cut from stock any size bow you could ask for even with out that 'dreaded hole' . After you had the ends machined for the string knocks, they could re-temper the spring for you if you thought it was needed.
    This one really has me going... I think I have to go back to making stuff again and a 'cross bow' is it! The trigger geometry was always the thing that stopped me from it before in the past. I knew instinctively thirty years of experience was necessary to get it right, but now I can copy mine that "Geezer" made for me. Ha! look out guy's, the old craftsman is at it again!
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    Post by kenh Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:24 am

    Good looking crossbow, Kostas! Nice job. Details, please...
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    Post by ferdinand Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:06 am

    Looks great! Nice work binding the prod to the stock!
    Sure hope u worked around that hole by cutting the leafspring length wise!
    also verry curious about that string!
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    Post by jds6 Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:20 am

    Looks great! I am also courious about the string! Is the roller nut metal?
    Details please!!!
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