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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wookiewannabe wrote:
wow those are some long feet....still have to add toes too.


Yeah, they breed them big down in these parts. The shoes on their own are a foot long, and they were a tight fit. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after a few months of sitting on the back burner I found some energy and enthusiasm to sink back into this, so I went to town on my bowcaster. One of the big issues with these things tends to be the transport of them, so I thought I'd share what I came up with.

Knowing that the barrel support should be flush with the body, I cut a notch at the front of the caster to allow for the bow arm.



Then I got some metal and cut the piece for the arm itself, cut to the same height as the caster body.



In the centre I found the area that would need to be cut away to fit into the notch I had cut on the frame. Rather than remove it completely, I drilled a couple of holes, cut a T shaped junction and bent the flaps to a 90 degree angle.



I marked out on the wood where the holes lined up and drilled them out, installing sockets for the bolts I would be using.



That allows me to secure the cross arm with 3 easy bolts, one on each side and one from the front. The front one also has the added benefit of helping to secure the barrel support.



And yeah, I know parts of it look rough as guts and as straight as a drunk walking a line, but I'm pretty chuffed with how it came out for what is pretty much a first attempt. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welp for now at least she's done and dusted. I just need to replace the balls on the end of the cross arm - they were polystyrene and deformed when the paint went on them. Que sera sera.

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