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    Post by Ivo Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:49 am

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    Me being the first registered user here I'd like to welcome everyone and wish You all a good stay. Have fun! Very Happy
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    Post by Euell Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:11 pm

    Say Ivo thanks for the welcome to your site, also would like to thank the members for the help on my first build. Here's what I've done so far downloaded the plans from Alchem,made a template, change the butt end of the stock. Now ready to make the stock,being careful because I'm going to make an oak plate to cover the mech. so to remove plate to do repairs if needed. My nephew coming up this summer, we will put it together, when done I'll post pictures.
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    Post by Daniel Levesque Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:39 am

    Hello !

    The name's Daniel, I'm a first time builder and halfway through my first project. I live in Quebec, Canada (french canadian) so please, forgive my lack of vocabulary and/or mistakes in your beautiful english language ! Very Happy

    I've been lurking on the forum for some answers since a while now so I'm now happy to be a part of it ! 

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    Post by Agniznag Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:26 pm

    Hi everyone,
    Was looking for something completely different, but stumbled over Asian crossbows, 2000 BC. Then got caught by their simple but ingenious trigger designs. O well, a new hobby I reckon, one that fits nicely to my other shooting hobbies like blowguns, airguns et cetera.
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    Post by SturlasIdeer Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:17 pm

    Hi Guys, Sturla from way up in the arctic here. Crossbows are not very popular here, but si still make them, just for fun, and to test my skills against the Commercial ones. I am now working on several Projects, were my New spring Powered rdt crossbow pistol should shake up some dust. The springs are extration springs With a max load of 85 kg pr spring (one pr arm), at max Draw length, witch is only about 7 cm, so design is of  the essence. I first thought of making a simle system to syncronize the limbs, but my "sponsor" , the spring factory owner, gauranteed me that the springs i have gotten are 100% alike. I have my doughts, but since he has alredy given me varioius very extiting springs of varoius types for future Projects- I first thought of using another spring, that stretches about 10-12 cm, at max 75 kg as the first step, where the inswing of the limbs, and further extension of the string as the second step. i am considering if this can cause the wanted elevated speed effect, cause I would assume that the speed of the larger, but Shorter first (and last) spring will contract very fast, since it has fewer coils, larger diameter and Shorter unstrained length. I might be wrong, but this is my only hope to avoid cams. The second option is to og all in With the first spring, the two limb springs, as well as very aggressive cams. I am really nobody, but i still have a dream. And that is to beat 550 ft.pr second using a mix of known, trusted materials and also some techniques. But i aim to explore how in example spings can be used as a single Power Source. I have one at home now, that pulls almost 300 kg at max length, wich is only about 15 cm, but still, it will work for a crossbow.
    I will comment, be curteous, but inquisitive, and always seek New knowledge. Looking forwared to be here. Hope i didnt misunderstand the placing of this reply
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    Post by kenh Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:57 pm

    Welcome Sturla!   Where in the Arctic are you?   Your spring-powered projects sound interesting!

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