Howdy! my title needs more words

Discussion in 'Welcome & Introductions' started by Enn Block, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Enn Block

    Enn Block New Member

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    Hi, I was wandering the tubes a few weeks ago when I found the Zombie Squad forums. I was looking through the non-firearm weapon section and kept finding topics made by a JoergS, with various comments about his designs. That led me to the slingshot channel and to these forums. <br>At the time I was considering buying a crossbow, but after watching some of Joerg's videos I think it would be much cheaper, and much much more fun to figure out how to make one myself. I have a lot of questions however, and I want to get as much info as I can before I start constructing anything, the only problem is I am not entirely sure which forum would be appropriate to put my questions in, so I would love if someone would point me in the right direction.<br>An example of one of my questions would be: <br>what is the best way to attach a string to a frame? I know Joerg likes to use a clamp method, but what parts should I use? how should I make it?<br>I have a lot more to ask but again I don't want to end up putting it in the wrong place.
     
  2. Meckillim

    Meckillim New Member

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    I would just purchase some marine grade faileads (im a sailor) and you cant get a sturdier rig than that. Sailing stoppers are designed to withstand hundreds to thousands of kg of pressure<br><br>Check these out: <a href="http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=484431&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=11151&storeNum=50045&subdeptNum=50083&classNum=50085" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=484431&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=11151&storeNum=50045&subdeptNum=50083&classNum=50085</a>
     

  3. Meckillim

    Meckillim New Member

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    You can find seaman's knots that will allow you to attatch lines to the fairleads
     
  4. Enn Block

    Enn Block New Member

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    I'm sorry, pardon me, I used the completely wrong word in my first post. By "string" I meant band. He mentioned in the Montie Gear Slingshot Review that he posted a little over a week ago that he really liked the clamp on method and it allowed for a lot of versatility of bands. I was wondering in that specific question how you/I would make such a clamp, and what materials would be used.<br><br>If the fairleads are the answer, I hate to sound ignorant, but considering I am not a sailor I do not know what is attached where or how to theoretically set up the fair leads on the crossbow. If this isn't the method to use you can ignore this question.<br><br>But this all kind of diverges from my main question I had to ask, and that is: which forum is the best place to ask all these sorts of questions?<br><br>Thanks for the input on the fairleads, I will keep it in mind if I need to clamp string.
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    welcome, the general section is best to post questions, there are also a lot of question asked already, if you look around a lot of your questions may be answered, if not, just ask