Homemade mini crossbow string

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    The pencil shooter and its big brother, the chest plate crossbow, both need a string to propel the projectile.<br><br>I used paracord until now. But truth be told I wasn't happy with the results. The inevitable chafing killed the string far too early, even though I polished all surfaces the string comes into contact with.<br><br>So I went to the arbalist guild forum and found the solution: The trusted traditional method.<br><br><a href="http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t216-bullet-bow-string-buildalong?highlight=string" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Watch a master at work here</a><br><br>I made myself a miniature crossbow string rig. This is needed as the procedure requires that the string is under strain why you wrap it. Then I took my 40 kg polypropylene string I always use for pouch attachments, and made this first version of a mini crossbow string from six strands, "served" with a seventh.<br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2pWxKQPoV1Y/T307LQZvd6I/AAAAAAAABks/X9-p8GYr0Go/s1600/String.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2pWxKQPoV1Y/T307LQZvd6I/AAAAAAAABks/X9-p8GYr0Go/s400/String.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a></div>
    <br>It is amazing how it feels, very very hard, and you can even bend it into shape like it would have a copper wire core. <br><br>Well waxed, it should survive a long time. I have ordered genuine Dacron, which is a lot thinner, and should give me even better results.
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    Hmm Maybe I could use something similar as an alternative to a leather attachement method fork setup...
     

  3. zamarion

    zamarion New Member

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    much better then paracord:p
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    looks solid
     
  5. SkauneJohan

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    very awesome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     
  6. e_monster55

    e_monster55 New Member

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    If I use paracord on my bow, and it works well, will this do better?