On 29 Nov 2003 00:11:51 -0800, shane_d email@example.com (Shane D.
Maudiss) brought forth from the murky depths:
Plans, wood, metal, a bowstring, and bolts. Modify to suit.
Any other questions?
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About the only part of a modern crossbow that is made of wood is the stock. The
bow is usually composite fiberglass, carbon fiber, kevalar or the like. The
cocking and firing mechanism are metal. Unless you are a machinist, it would be
difficult or impossible to make. If you want to get into archery hunting, you
should get a compound bow or a traditional bow. The compound bows are the ones
with the pulleys. Traditional bows are similar to the old English longbow. See
your local archery shop. In the right hands, both are lethal hunting weapons.
With a little knowledge, you can make your own traditional bow.
When my kid gets bored with the kiddie compound bow we're getting him for
Christmas, I'm going to see about making a stock for it and turning it into
Crossbows are more fun to shoot, and I don't hunt anyway.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
Don't laugh, I actually saw my Dad do something similar.
I was a young pup and our family was on our way to Sunday church dressed in
our Sunday best. Of course, living out in the sticks, we had to traverse
some fairly backwoods roads. Suddenly, a big buck jumped out in front of
my Dad's car, got startled and confused, and tried to run through a barbed
wire fence instead of jumping over it. The deer's horns got hung up in the
wire and he was stuck. To the families amazement, my Dad slammed on the
breaks, reached under the front seat and pulled out a huge hunting knife,
threw open the door and proceeded to run across the ditch in his Sunday suit
straight for the deer stuck in the fence. Just before he got there, the
terrified deer managed to get untangled and took off through the woods. Dad
comes walking back to the car with a look of disappointment on his face,
puts the knife back under the seat, throws the car in drive and we head down
the road to church; you could have heard a pin drop the entire way.
Needless to say, I didn't learn much in church that day...my mind was
elsewhere. True story.
nice story and great memories BUT i gotta think your dad was real
lucky the dear got loose. those hooves and horns can do a LOT OF
DAMAGE to the human anatomy! my wife hit one once with the car. we had
almost gotten stoppedm before she hit it so it wasnt dead and only
minor damage to the car. we were taking a freind home after a day of
squirel hunting and had the 22's in the car so we put it out of its
missery [or so we thought] and through it in the trunk. it kicked the
snot out of the trunk lid but the car was a beater anyway so away we
went. within a few hours it was butchered and put away and we had
tenderloin and eggs for dinner. skeez
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