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Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

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Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby teagus » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:48 am

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any marital problems resulting from the purchasing of MORE TOOLS! :twisted:

The plan: Add a Ben Pearson style dead center prod to a hybrid Alchem style tiller.(Stock is for rifles, Tiller is for Trad CB)

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As the BP prod has a longer power stroke, the nose (front) is longer.

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I am so confident this is going to work I am doing a batch of six.

The three on the left are spoken for:
1. Purpleheart/Yellowheart center board (Bill)
2. Red Oak/Bubinga centerboard (Mark)
3.Br. Rosewood/Ash centerboard (Me)

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Yo, Trux. Pick from the next three:
3. Santos Mahogany/Peruvian centerboard
4. Wenge/Ash centerboard
5. peruvian Walnut,Teak centerboard

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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby Trux » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:31 pm

I do like the looks of that wenge! I'm excited to see what you come up with.
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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby tattman2 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:46 pm

I agree with Trux,that wenge wood is pretty cool.I'm going to have to get some of that stuff.
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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby BK in TEXAS » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:09 pm

Wenge looks incredible when finished. It is however a bitch to finish with those crater sized pores...so much so I rarely use it anymore even though it is beautiful !!!
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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby teagus » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:04 am

The tiller does not have the stresses of bows. The prod is serious business. The tiller is a blank canvas to use all that other stuff. I just have to look at the wenge and splinters appear in my hand.
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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby teagus » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:49 am

A fresh load of Paduak came in . I hopped on the best board in the lot. Four more Paduak/Peruvian Walnut/Paduak. The last one I made with this combination I had Keith powder-coat the hardware bronze. This takes the first batch up to ten.

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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby teagus » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:53 am

Next part overview:

Three boards. Center board 1/2" thick. Right side and left side boards 3/4" thick.

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Drill holes for nut axle, trigger axle and nut pocket.

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Cut the center board.Drill forward center board for quick reset pin, hair trigger set and trigger return spring. Also rout bolt groove on top (table).

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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:12 pm

Great buildalong!!!

Where can I find these parts for the trigger & such? I think this should be on my to-do list. :)
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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby teagus » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:30 pm

It's coming BK. Trust me. Go get your lumber 36" long x 3 1/2" wide. BTW, I'm getting my 10" table saw out of storage next weekend to make the cut-out for the prod. Going to get that saw blade you posted in your build-a-long if I can find it. Nuts are made by Keith. I make my own triggers from 3/8" stock and oxy/acet set of B tanks/rosebud. Reminds me I have to get a bigger o2 tank. Axles from MSC.

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Re: Traditional Crossbow - BP Hybrid Tiller

Postby BK in TEXAS » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:11 pm

teagus wrote:All will be revealed grasshopper.

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