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274474 Darrell <larchmont479@g...> 2021‑08‑31 Re: Crossbow project
On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 6:30 AM Claudio DeLorenzi 

> That’s awesome Darrell!  Is there anything you would have made differently
> now that you’ve used it a bit?  I went down the rabbit hole this morning to
> discover that there are plenty of videos on making crossbows and all the
> accoutrements on the inter webs.
> Cheers from Waterloo
> Claudio

Good question, but not one that I have a good answer for. The biggest
challenges were not having any measurements beyond the 99 cm length of the
prod (the bow part), and learning how to tiller the thing.

I didn’t go any further into that rabbit hole than I did because I thought
what I had found was “enough” and knew that if I kept digging I would end
up with way too many choices. That way lies madness.

One thing I want to try is making a better string. Mine is much skinnier
than a normal crossbow string. That might be affecting the performance but
I won’t know until I experiment more with it.

I’ll be back at the range on the weekend, and will see what happens after a
few hundred rounds.


Oakville ON
Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User

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