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On 3/21/2018 at 11:11 AM, Toxn said:

Having tried recently to teach someone the basics of archery using one of my existing bows, I've very quickly come to the unstartling conclusion that a centre-shot riser design really is the easiest option for people who didn't spend their childhood dicking around with bows.


My next project is thus going to be a baby's first centreshot riser and sight.

After lots of work, this is what I ended up with:



The most useful thing so far had been the sight - although it's hilariously over-complicated for something which could just be a ring bolted to the side of the riser.


Fair warning to anyone wanting to make a slingbow in this style: it's very important that your grip be as close to the centre of the bow as possible. Too far off the centre and the arrow gets kicked upwards at an angle.

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2 hours ago, Sturgeon said:

@Toxn this is pretty cool:


I remember this one. Sort of an alpha version horse archer. 


Funny thing: those vaguely triangular early middle eastern composite bows (egyptian, assyrian et al) are known to be very fast-shooting. I suspect that these things were no fun to be on the other side of, even if the whole setup looked a bit goofy.

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