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  • leaking pen
    well, i was looking for making a chrisptmas present, heh. but thanks, ill keep that in mind. On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Peter Valentine ... -- That
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      well, i was looking for making a chrisptmas present, heh. but thanks,
      ill keep that in mind.

      On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Peter Valentine
      <wolfgang@...> wrote:
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      > In order to afford our SCA hobby we turned our crafting skills to making our
      > hobby pay for itself and selling 1/3rd scale mini marshmallow crossbows
      > earned enough money to buy several large period tents!
      > http://www.roguehaven.org/Merchanting/XBows/Crossbows.htm does not give you
      > a design, but from the picture its easy enough to work out..
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      > The key was the prods... finding a material that could act like crossbow
      > prod that would work reliably without breaking and was quick and easy to
      > manufacture... I was hunting for materials one day in my ladies sewing room
      > when I knocked over a jar of ladies corset stays... and voila!
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      > You can make a jig to bend an 8" corset stay into a prod shape and use a
      > ground off 10 penney nail and a strip of brass as a push pin and trigger. I
      > also put a brass spring clip on top to securely hold the ammo.. I used
      > hardwood (poplar) 1 by 2 as the lumber and cut it to shape.. drilled the
      > hole for the pushpin aligned with the notch for the string (See the PDF
      > instructions on that page) The groove for the ammo is routed on a router
      > bench and the prod attached with a screw to the front of the stock. I
      > jigged everything up for mass production and stained the wood to four
      > different colors for our customers.
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      > After having made literally over a thousand of these bows.. I can safely say
      > NEVER AGAIN!
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      > Wolfgang
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      > --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, "leaking pen" <itsatrap@...> wrote:
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      > > anyone have plans online anywhere?
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      > > That which yields isn't always weak.
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      That which yields isn't always weak.
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