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» Bullpup light crossbow
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» Making a wooden prod
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» 'mastic' in medieval crossbow decoration - what is it?
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» Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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» Geezers finnish crossbows?
by Geezer Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:50 am

» Miniature Cross Bows.
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» My first Crossbow Tell me what you think!
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» G/Day from Queensland Australia
by Andy. Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:15 am

» Here I go, overthinking again
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» What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods
by c sitas Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:13 am

» what's the best glue
by kenh Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:51 pm

» Finished Crossbow - Thanks to all - here some pic and if anyone wants info let me know happy to help .
by Gnome Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:08 pm

» Advice needed re test rig?
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:55 am

» yew and sinew prod help needed
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» Ball shooting Crossbows worth the bother
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» Crusader crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 pm

» Plans and materials for my first build
by chilihook Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:53 am

» carving on early crossbows
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:32 am

» invisible joints in bone spine-inlay
by Geezer Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:43 pm

» My 2nd crossbow project - german crossbow with cranequin
by MePilot1 Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:44 am

» Getting the best accuracy from a crossbow
by dutchbow Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:45 am

» Pictures of crossbow I have been build
by chaz Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:02 pm

» Sharp bend in the tickler
by Geezer Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:11 pm

» Bolt weight to prod poundage
by Geezer Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:10 pm

» Commecial slingshot crossbow
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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, 5109Ivo10856View latest post on Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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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. Apol10415View 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 SAM9162View latest post on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13253View latest post on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10052View latest post on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Making a wooden prod 2Daniel Levesque82View latest post on Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:28 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   'mastic' in medieval crossbow decoration - what is it? 9stuckinthemud1199View latest post on Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:51 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Geezers finnish crossbows? 4oravainen222View 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

9Crossbowmen600View 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

0stuckinthemud1238View latest post on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:15 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   what's the best glue 1stuckinthemud1178View latest post on Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:51 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Advice needed re test rig? 2stuckinthemud1218View latest post on Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:55 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   yew and sinew prod help needed 14stuckinthemud11020View latest post on Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:40 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crusader crossbow 23hullutiedemies2533View latest post on Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   carving on early crossbows 4stuckinthemud1316View latest post on Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:32 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   invisible joints in bone spine-inlay 4stuckinthemud1339View latest post on Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:43 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   My 2nd crossbow project - german crossbow with cranequin 5MePilot11745View latest post on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:44 am
by MePilot1
No new posts   Sharp bend in the tickler 1fester352View latest post on Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:11 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   making my first crossbow string 5stuckinthemud1521View latest post on Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:04 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Knot to secure nut twine? 3fester391View latest post on Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:28 am
by c sitas
No new posts   bolt rest advice 2stuckinthemud1314View latest post on Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   tickler taper 4stuckinthemud1320View latest post on Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:25 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   any sneaky hints and tips? 0stuckinthemud1236View latest post on Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   how deep should I recess the nut? 3stuckinthemud1365View latest post on Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   bridle eye horn re-enforcing examples anyone? 6stuckinthemud1377View latest post on Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   my composite crossbow lath project 1stuckinthemud1678View latest post on Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   nut from antler 16stuckinthemud1677View latest post on Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Trouble with my Gafa 

Difficulties to cock the string

8msalazar2310615View latest post on Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Medieval composite bows 11Dark Factor1425View latest post on Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 am
by juanjo
No new posts   Small gothic crossbow (with wooden lever) 5Dark Factor903View latest post on Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Binding on the stirrup 4fester413View latest post on Sat May 26, 2018 7:26 am
by Geezer
No new posts   horn inlay and veneer 

anyone know how its done?

7stuckinthemud1674View 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

14drawknife1030View latest post on Tue May 22, 2018 3:13 pm
by drawknife
No new posts   angles and rivets 5stuckinthemud1417View latest post on Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   morticed nut blocks 7stuckinthemud1497View latest post on Wed May 16, 2018 12:02 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Late roman crossbow 6Dark Factor905View 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

3msalazar2310682View latest post on Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am
by septua
No new posts   lashing a glass prod in raw hide? 1fester287View 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

0msalazar2310442View latest post on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am
by msalazar2310
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 4Rizzar5123View latest post on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   goat foot questions. 14phuphuphnik1749View 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 Factor1299View latest post on Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am
by actionbow
No new posts   How close to original would you go 9stuckinthemud1646View latest post on Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 am
by jamesjohnson
No new posts   Moving the nut lugs forward. 17fester825View latest post on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Bridle length and waxing? 2fester367View latest post on Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows 1, 235stuckinthemud12108View latest post on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Medieval stirrup crossbow 12Dark Factor1189View latest post on Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Crossbow for a 8 year old kid 7Daniel Levesque495View 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 4stm2010607View latest post on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 3Stonedog481View 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? 3stm2010501View latest post on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:20 pm
by Dark Factor
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