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» Just finished my windlass crossbow!
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» How to lash on a lath?
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» Stonebow Buildalong
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» Question regarding the goat’s foot lever
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» Any one seen a string release like this?
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» PVC pipe prod: Normal or loose laminate?
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» swiss national museum crossbow IN-46
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» Question regarding the goat’s foot lever
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» Just finished my windlass crossbow!
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» How to Test the Breaking Strength of a Matieral for a Bow String?
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» Compound twinbow pistol (posts vs pulleys)
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» 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
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» 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
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Early & Medieval Crossbows

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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, ... , 4, 5109Ivo10876View latest post on Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10189View latest post on Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
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by kenh
No new posts  Sticky:  Todd the Archer's Crossbow Kit 

First impressions of his prototype kit

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27Mr. Apol10430View latest post on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:42 pm
by Bs1110101
No new posts  Sticky:  XVI - XVII centuries Crossbow with Windlass 

A crossbow replica, I made about 3 years ago

14Mr SAM9706View latest post on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13315View latest post on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10072View latest post on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   How to lash on a lath? 

Need advice on material type and size

19stuckinthemud1387View latest post on Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   PVC pipe prod: Normal or loose laminate?  18Bs11101011295View latest post on Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:37 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow IN-46 0stuckinthemud1226View latest post on Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 5Stonedog967View latest post on Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:35 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   17th century stonebow school project 17phuphuphnik3857View latest post on Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:46 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow LM-6010 

report on rare 15th century target lock-bow

4stuckinthemud1972View latest post on Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:29 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Tickler Dimensions? 4fester345View latest post on Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   anyone know anything about this one - updated with new image 10stuckinthemud1833View latest post on Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 5Rizzar5930View latest post on Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:47 am
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Cranequin drawings 0Crossbowman306View latest post on Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:46 am
by Crossbowman
No new posts   Drilling out the trigger grove? 4fester301View latest post on Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:41 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finally started my first composite bow 4stuckinthemud1459View latest post on Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:37 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Faux ivory 3sydney1942350View latest post on Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:36 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Fish skin cover on early hornbow 4stuckinthemud1381View latest post on Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:14 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   what is nordic/swedish/northern style 2stuckinthemud1413View latest post on Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:09 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   crossbow 17136, Royal Armoury Collection, Sweden 

pictures and notes on the above crossbow

7stuckinthemud1821View latest post on Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:26 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats foot leaver design  3tallpine486View latest post on Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:17 am
by Geezer
No new posts   mounting sideplates 3sydney1942448View latest post on Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:01 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Binding a prod in leather? 3fester472View latest post on Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:08 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   help with patterns for my 'bow 11stuckinthemud1625View latest post on Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:23 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Steel crossbow prods 

leaf springs

2sydney1942651View latest post on Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:09 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Yew Composite prod:help needed 

Looking for any andive I can get

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110Edward donald2280View latest post on Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:10 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Knottelarmbrüste or other wooden crossbows 16stuckinthemud1942View latest post on Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:01 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   can you ID this crossbow? 3stuckinthemud1388View latest post on Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:04 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Safely un stringing / stringing powerful Medieval replica crossbow 1Tritonbob373View latest post on Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:09 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Seal lath bindings, what to use? 5stuckinthemud1373View latest post on Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:54 am
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
No new posts   birch bark covering 

do I need to cover back and belly on a sinew and yew lath?

3stuckinthemud1429View latest post on Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   best way of spanning a 200+lb bow 15stuckinthemud1927View latest post on Fri May 31, 2019 3:31 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   making a reproduction of a 15th century cranequin 15jokum3462View latest post on Fri May 03, 2019 3:51 am
by victortkz
No new posts   can you point me in the direction of a post on nut-making 15stuckinthemud11148View latest post on Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:09 am
by kenh
No new posts   Steel prod on a crossbow 17Daniel Levesque1124View latest post on Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:33 am
by c sitas
No new posts   man made material for reinforced socket 4Lisjak483View latest post on Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:36 pm
by 8fingers
No new posts   Dimension help 2Archer46176438View latest post on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:15 am
by kenh
No new posts   how do I finish a mixed material tiller 0stuckinthemud1316View latest post on Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:55 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Side plates and axle pin? 1fester552View latest post on Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:01 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Making a stirrup 1fester456View latest post on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:17 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   8mm or 10mm for pivot 6stuckinthemud1592View latest post on Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:33 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   profile of medieval composite prods? 6fester811View latest post on Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:46 am
by Armbrustier
No new posts   please critique this tiller/stock dimensions 

worried that the thickness of the jaws of the tiller are marginal

4stuckinthemud1614View latest post on Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:15 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Making a wooden prod 2Daniel Levesque765View latest post on Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:28 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   'mastic' in medieval crossbow decoration - what is it? 9stuckinthemud1668View latest post on Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:51 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Geezers finnish crossbows? 4oravainen754View latest post on Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:50 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My first Crossbow Tell me what you think! 

Medieval inspired crossbow

9Crossbowmen1190View latest post on Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:50 am
by kenh
No new posts   Here I go, overthinking again 

Sundry questions about the end stages of the build

0stuckinthemud1529View latest post on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:15 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   what's the best glue 1stuckinthemud1453View latest post on Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:51 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Advice needed re test rig? 2stuckinthemud1462View latest post on Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:55 am
by stuckinthemud1
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