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    Goatsfoot lever or Cranequin?

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    Post by ferdinand Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:08 am

    First topic message reminder :

    I am looking to build a goatsfoot lever or cranequin for my "halbe rustung". i think it originally is done with a cranequin but that is maybe a little to much to make for me, maybe later. I think a goatsfoot will do fine for now, anyone have some advice for me on how to build or what things to take in to calculation?(u still get what i mean?)
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    Post by jds6 Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:44 am

    Thanks Ferdinand, your right, every bow has a different draw lenght. I guess fit to size is best. Anyway, very nice work!

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    Post by ferdinand Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:51 am

    jds6 wrote:Thanks Ferdinand, your right, every bow. has a different draw lenght. I guess fit to size is best. Anyway, very nice work!

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    What i measured whas the distance from the pin the feet turn around to the nut center. That is the length of the hooks. So that if the lever is at 90degrees with the stock the string is almost over the nut. If u pull further, the string goes back and down once it is past the nut. And the length of the feet is basically long enough to reach the pin when the hook is on the string. No fancy mathematics for me! Just imagine it and try to 'see' it before u make it. Easy said, but not done unfortunatly!

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