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    Post by shiloh Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:28 am

    Hi, here`s a model of a little notch-lock/pin cross bow, scale, small, about a 12" limb, composite wood, cherry and hickory, all bindings bridle and bow synthetic sinew, string waxes hemp, quiver from deer hide scraps, bolts 3/16" dowel, tips brass tube, flights paper business card stock, tiller white ash.
    After initial build this little bow pulled at 12lbs, and shot 4" groups from @25'. fun project, done while waiting for parts from Alchem(long wait to boot).

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    Post by kenh Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:05 pm

    Nice work! I'm impressed. I love short pistol-sized prods and nicely scaled miniatures like this.
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    Post by cnunley Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:49 am

    Very nice lines! More pics please. Or better yet, do you have any detailed dimensions or drawings for it?
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    Post by shiloh Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:02 am

    cnunley wrote:Very nice lines! More pics please. Or better yet, do you have any detailed dimensions or drawings for it?

    Thanx, sadly I only took the one picture, I gave it to my son in-law as a Christmas present, he was tickled pink, spent a good while out in the shop shooting my dart board, good fun!

    This project was basically build on the fly, with what ever scraps I had laying about. Should have taken more pics and sketched out some details.

    Basically the limb I think was 12-13", 3/4x1/4 at the bridal to 1/2x3/16" at the nock(cherry). Inner limb is hickory 1/4" thick matching the out line of the main, @90% length. Then bound with the syn. sinew and hemp(brown)
    The tiller is @17-18" long 1"wide and @2.5" deep at the string notch then tappered fore and aft, The tickler is wooden pined into place, the string pin is also pinned through a slot in the pin to keep it from falling out.
    You should try one, just make it dimensionally look right, that`s basically all I did.

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    Post by kenh Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:11 am

    Thanx Rick, that's enough design spec to go by -- prod is 3/4" x 1/4" cherry and hickory "leaf spring" style 12-13" long, with width taper. Tiller is basically a shaped 1" x 3".

    I find for small light draw prods/bows, that #36 Mason's line with its 700+ pound breaking strength makes great cheap bowstrings.
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    Post by shiloh Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:25 pm

    Kenh,

    No problem, as pistol style(concealable)cross-bows are prohibited in Canada, I`m definitely going to be making another little guy, it was fun and only burned a week end and some beer.
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    Post by cnunley Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:13 pm

    Ok! I'm also waiting on an Alchem prod and you post inspired me to knock out this little (2/3 scale?) wooden bow. I started out using some scrap maple from an old cutting board for the tiller and got really lucky with a hickory/black walnut laminate bow that is a surprising 40lbs w/a 6in stroke. I made some "headless" blunt bolts just so I could plink with it. It shoots really hard and fast and would make a great squirrel chaser.

    Thanks for the inspiration, I'll go back to waiting for Alchem again.

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    Post by shiloh Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:49 am

    Cliff,
    That little bow is awesome, I like building small, and it is surprising how hard they do hit. The little Pistola bow I made with the fiber/glass bow is extremely fast as well, I`d recon it`d be good on the pesky racoons we have around here, nothing wrong with a little moving target practice crossbow model 122272

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    Post by cnunley Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:56 am

    Did you ever get your prod from Alchem? I finally canceled mine, got a refund, and bought one from slowbow.com. Cost $20 more (slowbow charges for shipping), and it doesn't have a safety sheath, but it looks like the exact same prod. They had it in stock, I received it in a week.

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    Post by shiloh Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:23 pm

    cnunley wrote:Did you ever get your prod from Alchem? I finally canceled mine, got a refund, and bought one from slowbow.com. Cost $20 more (slowbow charges for shipping), and it doesn't have a safety sheath, but it looks like the exact same prod. They had it in stock, I received it in a week.

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    Hi, yes I did finally receive my order, which I placed 1st of Dec/2012, I got the goods around 2nd week of Jan, after telling him I would put in a claim against him through Pay-Pal. I don`t think he`s a goof or anything, some people are just slow about doing things. Needless to say once bitten.....

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    Post by jds6 Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:50 pm

    Hey guys, Gary at Slobows makes the prods for Jim at Alchem. The cost is higher through Slobows but the service makes up for it.

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    Post by Hotspur Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:38 am

    shiloh wrote:
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    Hi, yes I did finally receive my order, which I placed 1st of Dec/2012, I got the goods around 2nd week of Jan, after telling him I would put in a claim against him through Pay-Pal. I don`t think he`s a goof or anything, some people are just slow about doing things. Needless to say once bitten.....

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    I placed an order for a 1732 prod the first week of November 2012. The ETA was "about three weeks". No response to January or February requests for ETA. As it would be nice to try it out before next fall I will have to give your PayPal claim idea a go.

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