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» best way of spanning a 200+lb bow
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» where to find antler for nut construction
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Early & Medieval Crossbows

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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. Apol10427View 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

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No new posts   help with patterns for my 'bow 9stuckinthemud1222View latest post Today at 3:20 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Binding a prod in leather? 2fester50View latest post Today at 11:55 am
by kenh
No new posts   Steel crossbow prods 

leaf springs

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by c sitas
No new posts   Yew Composite prod:help needed 

Looking for any andive I can get

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by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Knottelarmbrüste or other wooden crossbows 16stuckinthemud1392View latest post on Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:01 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   can you ID this crossbow? 3stuckinthemud1145View latest post on Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:04 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Safely un stringing / stringing powerful Medieval replica crossbow 1Tritonbob134View latest post on Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:09 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Seal lath bindings, what to use? 5stuckinthemud1205View 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?

3stuckinthemud1304View latest post on Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   best way of spanning a 200+lb bow 15stuckinthemud1798View latest post on Fri May 31, 2019 3:31 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   making a reproduction of a 15th century cranequin 15jokum3240View 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 15stuckinthemud1965View latest post on Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:09 am
by kenh
No new posts   Steel prod on a crossbow 17Daniel Levesque927View latest post on Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:33 am
by c sitas
No new posts   man made material for reinforced socket 4Lisjak387View latest post on Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:36 pm
by 8fingers
No new posts   Dimension help 2Archer46176314View latest post on Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:15 am
by kenh
No new posts   how do I finish a mixed material tiller 0stuckinthemud1232View latest post on Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:55 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Side plates and axle pin? 1fester403View latest post on Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:01 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Making a stirrup 1fester338View latest post on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:17 pm
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No new posts   8mm or 10mm for pivot 6stuckinthemud1447View latest post on Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:33 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   profile of medieval composite prods? 6fester651View 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

4stuckinthemud1493View latest post on Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:15 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Making a wooden prod 2Daniel Levesque605View latest post on Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:28 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   'mastic' in medieval crossbow decoration - what is it? 9stuckinthemud1550View latest post on Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:51 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Geezers finnish crossbows? 4oravainen611View 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

9Crossbowmen1022View 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

0stuckinthemud1437View latest post on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:15 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   what's the best glue 1stuckinthemud1368View latest post on Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:51 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Advice needed re test rig? 2stuckinthemud1355View latest post on Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:55 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   yew and sinew prod help needed 14stuckinthemud11347View latest post on Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:40 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crusader crossbow 23hullutiedemies2961View latest post on Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   carving on early crossbows 4stuckinthemud1488View latest post on Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:32 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   invisible joints in bone spine-inlay 4stuckinthemud1466View latest post on Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:43 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   My 2nd crossbow project - german crossbow with cranequin 5MePilot12131View latest post on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:44 am
by MePilot1
No new posts   Sharp bend in the tickler 1fester475View latest post on Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:11 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   making my first crossbow string 5stuckinthemud1754View latest post on Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:04 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Knot to secure nut twine? 3fester493View latest post on Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:28 am
by c sitas
No new posts   bolt rest advice 2stuckinthemud1414View latest post on Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   tickler taper 4stuckinthemud1449View latest post on Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:25 pm
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No new posts   any sneaky hints and tips? 0stuckinthemud1328View latest post on Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   how deep should I recess the nut? 3stuckinthemud1491View latest post on Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   bridle eye horn re-enforcing examples anyone? 6stuckinthemud1495View latest post on Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   my composite crossbow lath project 1stuckinthemud1821View latest post on Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   nut from antler 16stuckinthemud1822View latest post on Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Trouble with my Gafa 

Difficulties to cock the string

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by drawknife
No new posts   Medieval composite bows 11Dark Factor1788View latest post on Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 am
by juanjo
No new posts   Small gothic crossbow (with wooden lever) 5Dark Factor1080View latest post on Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am
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