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» How to measure and cut leather for prod
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» Crossbow with built in lever?
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» Of Bows and Torsion Engines
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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, ... , 4, 5105Ivo10792View latest post on Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:56 am
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No new posts  Sticky:  Crossbow triggers 

Trigger-work videos, diagrams, design discussion.

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No new posts  Sticky:  Trigger safety designs 1, 229Teagus10337View latest post on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:22 am
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No new posts  Sticky:  Collapsible/Folding Shoulder Stocks 5Ivo9051View latest post on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:56 pm
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No new posts   How to measure and cut leather for prod 

How do you measure and cut leather for an aluminum prod?

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by Celtic Archer
No new posts   Crossbow with built in lever? 

Are there designs for crossbows with a built in spanning device?

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36mb41372View latest post on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm
by John Edgerton
No new posts   Prod specs 1, 226Onager Lovac2785View latest post on Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Fixing a bad delflex 10Daniel Levesque661View latest post on Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:13 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   failure with a fiberglass tension bar loose laminate prod 

so my prod broke...

12War Song488View latest post on Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:52 pm
by War Song
No new posts   First Time Crossbow Building Questions 

Seeking advice for a potential first time crossbow maker

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by c sitas
No new posts   Restoration 5Onager Lovac319View latest post on Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:58 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Why did George Stevens glue a layer of linen to the prod and then wrap the prod in black tape? 

George Stevens Prod tapping, why?

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by Geezer
No new posts   Question about prod specs 22Daniel Levesque710View latest post on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   my 2016 homemade crossbow 

reverse draw crossbow

1ali.j1754View latest post on Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:35 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Aluminum sear plate for an under-100lb crossbow? 8Xamllew1399View latest post on Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:04 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My Newest Crossbow 11Onager Lovac1460View latest post on Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:16 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Hex Nut Plinking Bolts 17Xamllew1505View latest post on Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:03 am
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   Wood Prods 

Questions concerning wood prods

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by hullutiedemies
No new posts   Reinforcing a Wooden Nut 8Xamllew1144View latest post on Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:38 am
by OrienM
No new posts   CROSSBOW 1 

This is the first spring that I make here is the lack precento details to finish but now almost ready.

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by Andy.
No new posts   Homemade Crossbow 

Plans for a homemade crossbow

21Vince4408View latest post on Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:28 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Nylon as Nut Material 1Levnerad700View latest post on Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:28 pm
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   Pellet Crossbows 22Xamllew2921View latest post on Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:03 pm
by septua
No new posts   the best homemade reverse crossbow in 2015 1ali.j1141View latest post on Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:12 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Where to get wood!? 2Levnerad833View latest post on Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:36 am
by Hermit
No new posts   how made homemade (reverse) crossbow ? 1, 2, 359ali.j10056View latest post on Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:20 pm
by ali.j
No new posts   Nut dimensions 9benjaminh1231054View latest post on Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:45 am
by benjaminh123
No new posts   Crossbow Lock Sideplates 5benjaminh1231514View latest post on Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:14 am
by jaeger22
No new posts   Groove vs. "notch" 

Prod Building

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by mac
No new posts   Crossbow Triggers/Locks 14benjaminh1231833View latest post on Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:02 pm
by benjaminh123
No new posts   Crossbow Rail Profile 1benjaminh123899View latest post on Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:36 am
by kenh
No new posts   Aircraft cable as crossbow string? 6benjaminh123947View latest post on Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:10 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Introduction 

A Littel information about myself and why I joined the forum

12Vince594View latest post on Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:52 am
by kenh
No new posts   Help with basic wood/fiberglass prod 4benjaminh123797View latest post on Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:49 am
by kenh
No new posts   Old Crossbow Plans 7benjaminh1231600View latest post on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:14 pm
by benjaminh123
No new posts   Delrin strength  4Tim Jones861View latest post on Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:26 pm
by Tim Jones
No new posts   Trigger Mech 

Home made trigger

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by kenh
No new posts   A thank you. 

as above

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by Hermit
No new posts   getting rid of holes in leafsprings 

a method that should work.

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by Spyro.Magno
No new posts   Observation about Brace Height 23hullutiedemies3057View latest post on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:58 am
by Sterling Archer
No new posts   New World Arbalest / Crossbows.Net 

Question

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by Samuel Wilhelm
No new posts   improving the chu ko nu and medeival crossbow 22aldorath5654View latest post on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:38 pm
by actionbow
No new posts   What kind of prod could I make? (Small pistol crossbow)  15Failureisalwaysanoption2351View latest post on Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:24 am
by Hermit
No new posts   some ballistics and bow power calculations 

A work in progress, but here is how to calculate power and etc

9phuphuphnik1407View latest post on Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:33 am
by Jack Pine
No new posts   High draw weight, long draw length prod? 20kiltedcelt4778View latest post on Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:43 pm
by Todd the archer
No new posts   How many fletches on a crossbow arrow and how to accomodate them? 9kiltedcelt1467View latest post on Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:36 pm
by Jason D
No new posts   useful video 

discussion of video

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by Hermit
No new posts   Simple bolt/arrow question 6kiltedcelt1176View latest post on Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:55 am
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