again that every one here has made before. So, what is it that none
of you guy's has ever made or even seen? A 1000 lb. PLUS crossbow!
I intend to have the spring made for me
by a spring fabricator that makes and repairs heavy equipment. I
am thinking the bow stave will be over all length 40” and 3”
wide and ½ inch thick! The tiller will be made as a platform to
accommodate this bow and not necessary pretty. I will use a
4 x 6 Douglas fir with 1/4” steel
plate on the sides from the 'bow notch' up to the lock. The 'roller
lock' will be made from steel. I am thinking the socket will have to
be made from a solid metal block with a hole in front of and behind
the socket to be mounted between the side plates with bolts to hold
this tremendous force. Even the axle for the tickler will have to go
through these heavy side plates.
The bow it self will be attached to the
front of the tiller with the same size U-bolts that hold them on an
axle of a semi trailer. A 2” pipe will go through the tiller and
side plates about 10 inches from the bow notch and the 'round' part
of the U-bolts will be held on the pipe there. A steel plate or
saddle will hold the bow stave on front with four holes that the
U-bolts pass through and can be 'torqued' to this arrangement and
'checked' at anytime.
The only area that I am not that sure
of is the size of the roller and the tickler were the sear and
release take place? Every thing else is very solid and I don't want
this monster to explode in this weak area.
I want this thing when it is fired to
make a very loud bang and see a little 'smoke' come off it. If you
know what I mean? Can't wait to read your comments on this one...