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» tickler taper
by Geezer Yesterday at 12:41 pm

» Knot to secure nut twine?
by fester Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:19 pm

» any sneaky hints and tips?
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» Plans and materials for my first build
by chilihook Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:36 am

» Looking for some help Identifying this crossbow
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» Greetings from Central Connecticut
by chilihook Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:09 am

» how deep should I recess the nut?
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:19 am

» Ball shooting Crossbows worth the bother
by topfmine Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:25 am

» Marble Shooting Crossbow
by JacobL Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:27 am

» My first Crossbow
by Geezer Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:58 pm

» bridle eye horn re-enforcing examples anyone?
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:19 am

» Blocked pictures by Photobucket
by topfmine Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:18 am

» Italy palio tournament style bullet bow
by septua Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:22 pm

» Wooden Crossbows - Seeking Info
by Franck Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:16 pm

» crossbow prod material/what type of steel
by Franck Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:11 pm

» my composite crossbow lath project
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm

» Limb harding\ tempering ?
by ragumup Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:03 am

» how made homemade (reverse) crossbow ?
by Ricardo Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:56 pm

» Pump action crossbow (powerful)
by Ivanhoe Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:50 am

» nut from antler
by OrienM Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 am

» Nut from a pool que ball?
by drawknife Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am

» Trouble with my Gafa
by drawknife Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 am

» Do all triggers Have claws - what types and claw or no claw
by globalmark Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am

» For Sale: Masai Crossbow
by TonyU Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:15 pm

» Medieval composite bows
by juanjo Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 am


Early & Medieval Crossbows

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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, ... , 4, 5107Ivo10826View latest post on Sun May 20, 2018 5:32 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10170View latest post on Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
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No new posts  Sticky:  Todd the Archer's Crossbow Kit 

First impressions of his prototype kit

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27Mr. Apol10409View latest post on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:42 pm
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No new posts  Sticky:  XVI - XVII centuries Crossbow with Windlass 

A crossbow replica, I made about 3 years ago

14Mr SAM8972View latest post on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13245View latest post on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10048View latest post on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   tickler taper 3stuckinthemud164View latest post Yesterday at 12:41 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Knot to secure nut twine? 0fester55View latest post on Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:19 pm
by fester
No new posts   any sneaky hints and tips? 0stuckinthemud162View latest post on Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   how deep should I recess the nut? 3stuckinthemud194View latest post on Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   bridle eye horn re-enforcing examples anyone? 6stuckinthemud1199View latest post on Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   my composite crossbow lath project 1stuckinthemud1487View latest post on Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   nut from antler 16stuckinthemud1512View latest post on Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Trouble with my Gafa 

Difficulties to cock the string

8msalazar2310523View latest post on Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Medieval composite bows 11Dark Factor1246View latest post on Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 am
by juanjo
No new posts   yew and sinew prod help needed 13stuckinthemud1677View latest post on Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:34 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Small gothic crossbow (with wooden lever) 5Dark Factor744View latest post on Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Binding on the stirrup 4fester335View latest post on Sat May 26, 2018 7:26 am
by Geezer
No new posts   horn inlay and veneer 

anyone know how its done?

7stuckinthemud1607View latest post on Thu May 24, 2018 8:44 pm
by OrienM
No new posts   My latest crossbow 

150lbs pull, beech stock inlaid with Black Walnut, Delrin nut with wedgejute boung prod

14drawknife888View latest post on Tue May 22, 2018 3:13 pm
by drawknife
No new posts   angles and rivets 5stuckinthemud1348View latest post on Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   morticed nut blocks 7stuckinthemud1415View latest post on Wed May 16, 2018 12:02 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Late roman crossbow 6Dark Factor773View latest post on Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Fast loading crossbow 

Crssbow shoots 5 - 6 bolts per minute

3msalazar2310562View latest post on Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am
by septua
No new posts   lashing a glass prod in raw hide? 1fester246View latest post on Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:00 am
by kenh
No new posts   Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci 

Crssbow shoots 5 - 6 bolts per minuta

0msalazar2310381View latest post on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am
by msalazar2310
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 4Rizzar4902View latest post on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   goat foot questions. 14phuphuphnik1597View latest post on Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Skane Lockbow replica (and making of) 

Making of the Skane lockbow replica

14Dark Factor1030View latest post on Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am
by actionbow
No new posts   How close to original would you go 9stuckinthemud1561View latest post on Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 am
by jamesjohnson
No new posts   Moving the nut lugs forward. 17fester710View latest post on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Bridle length and waxing? 2fester326View latest post on Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows 1, 235stuckinthemud11746View latest post on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Medieval stirrup crossbow 12Dark Factor1082View latest post on Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Crossbow for a 8 year old kid 7Daniel Levesque412View latest post on Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 pm
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   Chinese carpenter make bed crossbow, earlest repeating crossbow and chu-ko-nu 4stm2010513View latest post on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 3Stonedog351View latest post on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:47 am
by kenh
No new posts   Why the ratchet in Greek gastraphetes can hold on the string force? 3stm2010454View latest post on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:20 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Adding a steel sear insert? 10fester945View latest post on Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 pm
by fester
No new posts   Best diameter delrin for nut ? 5fester435View latest post on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Hemp cord and nut drilling? 4fester497View latest post on Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:10 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Making a tickler 2fester474View latest post on Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:41 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Brace Hieght? 3fester317View latest post on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 pm
by chaz
No new posts   My 2nd crossbow project - german crossbow with cranequin 2MePilot11206View latest post on Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:08 pm
by fester
No new posts   Lillohus crossbow 11Dark Factor945View latest post on Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:45 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Best wood for a novice? 6fester818View latest post on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Medieval Crossbow Bolts DIY Question 6Rumburak825View latest post on Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:17 pm
by Rumburak
No new posts   Berkhamsted Castle and Glasgow Museum wooden prod crossbow 

Information for an approximation

12yeomanbowman1793View latest post on Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:54 pm
by Juniper
No new posts   Early Lever and pin Crossbow  2topfmine801View latest post on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 am
by topfmine
No new posts   Crusader crossbow 21hullutiedemies2001View latest post on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 am
by topfmine
No new posts   Padre Island Bow 

Blue Print

9whitebelt183810View latest post on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:14 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Geezer website? 3jbc98k472View latest post on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:01 pm
by Geezer
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