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» First Build
by banuvatt Today at 6:00 am

» Just finished my windlass crossbow!
by phuphuphnik Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:46 pm

» How to lash on a lath?
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am

» Stonebow Buildalong
by banuvatt Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:57 pm

» Question regarding the goat’s foot lever
by Wildtech Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:25 pm

» Any one seen a string release like this?
by tallpine Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:10 pm

» PVC pipe prod: Normal or loose laminate?
by banuvatt Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:37 pm

» swiss national museum crossbow IN-46
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am

» Question regarding the goat’s foot lever
by Geezer Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:16 pm

» Just finished my windlass crossbow!
by Arcuballista Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:26 pm

» How to Test the Breaking Strength of a Matieral for a Bow String?
by banuvatt Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:13 pm

» Compound twinbow pistol (posts vs pulleys)
by chaz Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:07 am

» Linen or Hemp String
by banuvatt Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:35 am

» Length of End Loops for Prod String?
by Geezer Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:46 am

» Nut Diagram
by banuvatt Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:53 pm

» 17th century stonebow school project
by banuvatt Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:46 pm

» swiss national museum crossbow LM-6010
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:29 pm

» what depth to Install a Prod and angle
by globalmark Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:42 am

» Tickler Dimensions?
by Geezer Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 pm

» Pins in Trigger Mechanisms
by Gnome Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:49 pm

» How To Make a Roller Nut?
by banuvatt Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:16 pm

» Roller Nut Size
by banuvatt Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:59 pm

» anyone know anything about this one - updated with new image
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 am

» Laminating crossbow limbs
by banuvatt Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:33 pm

» Info required for old laminated limbs
by banuvatt Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:48 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, 229Teagus10373View latest post on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:22 am
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No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 2Arcuballista277View latest post on Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:46 pm
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 4Arcuballista291View latest post on Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:25 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 1Arcuballista225View latest post on Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 5Arcuballista249View latest post on Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:26 pm
by Arcuballista
No new posts   How to Test the Breaking Strength of a Matieral for a Bow String? 2banuvatt161View latest post on Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:13 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   Length of End Loops for Prod String?  3banuvatt194View latest post on Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:46 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Nut Diagram 3banuvatt310View latest post on Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:53 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   How To Make a Roller Nut?  

I have been having a hard time finding information on how to make a roller nut. I looked on the internet numerous of times but no one offers a detailed tutorial on how to.

4banuvatt285View latest post on Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:16 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   how made homemade (reverse) crossbow ? 1, 2, 361ali.j10131View latest post on Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:08 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Hornbeam Prod 

Questions about hornbeam

8GodricSwin452View latest post on Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:18 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   home-made bolt heads 

anyone make their own bolt-heads?

2stuckinthemud1377View latest post on Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 pm
by OrienM
No new posts   measuring speed 

anyone know of audio measurement apps still available

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by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   where to find antler for nut construction 16victortkz726View latest post on Sat May 25, 2019 10:47 am
by victortkz
No new posts   Steel prod - unknown draw weight 4Cornerstone632View latest post on Sat May 25, 2019 3:07 am
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No new posts   Chinese Han Dynasty Crossbow 300lbs 20" powerstroke 3Chinesecrossbowman2624View latest post on Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:56 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Need some help with a Reverse Draw Crossbow  11JacobL823View latest post on Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods 4SAW3777891View latest post on Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:13 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Wooden Crossbows - Seeking Info 7toyotally1327View latest post on Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:16 pm
by Franck
No new posts   Pump action crossbow (powerful) 

crossbows using a pump action system that is not weak

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by Ivanhoe
No new posts   Nut from a pool que ball? 1, 230chaz5923View latest post on Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Do all triggers Have claws - what types and claw or no claw  24globalmark867View latest post on Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am
by globalmark
No new posts   String traps bolt to tiller when loosed 1Celtic Archer479View latest post on Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod 5JacobL1060View latest post on Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:43 pm
by Crossbowmen
No new posts   Crossbow Legality Help (Canada) 

Need some help figuring out if a certain design is legal or not.

4JacobL575View latest post on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   MISFIRES! ...String passing underneath bolt! 15Warbowman976View latest post on Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:18 pm
by Anatine Duo
No new posts   How to measure and cut leather for prod 

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

3Celtic Archer1204View latest post on Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:56 pm
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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36mb44173View latest post on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm
by John Edgerton
No new posts   Prod specs 1, 226Onager Lovac4042View latest post on Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Fixing a bad delflex 10Daniel Levesque966View 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...

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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 Lovac620View 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?

2Dennis Greenaway884View latest post on Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:31 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Question about prod specs 22Daniel Levesque1170View latest post on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   my 2016 homemade crossbow 

reverse draw crossbow

1ali.j3203View latest post on Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:35 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Aluminum sear plate for an under-100lb crossbow? 8Xamllew1834View latest post on Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:04 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My Newest Crossbow 11Onager Lovac1939View latest post on Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:16 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Hex Nut Plinking Bolts 17Xamllew2015View 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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50GodricSwin9976View latest post on Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:50 am
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No new posts   Reinforcing a Wooden Nut 8Xamllew1485View 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

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by c sitas
No new posts   Nylon as Nut Material 1Levnerad1016View latest post on Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:28 pm
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   Pellet Crossbows 22Xamllew4856View latest post on Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:03 pm
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