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» What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods
by Geezer Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:11 pm

» Finished Crossbow - Thanks to all - here some pic and if anyone wants info let me know happy to help .
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» 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
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» 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
by chaz Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:20 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by chrisgo Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am

» making my first crossbow string
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:04 pm

» Looking for some help Identifying this crossbow
by Geezer Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:15 am

» Knot to secure nut twine?
by c sitas Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:28 am

» bolt rest advice
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 pm

» what depth to Install a Prod and angle
by globalmark Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:19 am

» tickler taper
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:25 pm

» any sneaky hints and tips?
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 am

» 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

» Marble Shooting 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, 5109Ivo10852View latest post on Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10174View 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. Apol10411View 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 SAM9083View latest post on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13246View latest post on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10050View latest post on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   yew and sinew prod help needed 14stuckinthemud1824View latest post on Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:40 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crusader crossbow 23hullutiedemies2264View latest post on Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:54 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   carving on early crossbows 4stuckinthemud1185View latest post on Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:32 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   invisible joints in bone spine-inlay 4stuckinthemud1226View latest post on Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:43 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   My 2nd crossbow project - german crossbow with cranequin 5MePilot11549View latest post on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:44 am
by MePilot1
No new posts   Sharp bend in the tickler 1fester258View latest post on Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:11 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   making my first crossbow string 5stuckinthemud1371View latest post on Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:04 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Knot to secure nut twine? 3fester295View latest post on Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:28 am
by c sitas
No new posts   bolt rest advice 2stuckinthemud1218View latest post on Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   tickler taper 4stuckinthemud1266View latest post on Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:25 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   any sneaky hints and tips? 0stuckinthemud1190View latest post on Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   how deep should I recess the nut? 3stuckinthemud1294View latest post on Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   bridle eye horn re-enforcing examples anyone? 6stuckinthemud1346View latest post on Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   my composite crossbow lath project 1stuckinthemud1628View latest post on Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   nut from antler 16stuckinthemud1617View latest post on Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Trouble with my Gafa 

Difficulties to cock the string

8msalazar2310581View latest post on Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Medieval composite bows 11Dark Factor1350View latest post on Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 am
by juanjo
No new posts   Small gothic crossbow (with wooden lever) 5Dark Factor859View latest post on Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Binding on the stirrup 4fester371View latest post on Sat May 26, 2018 7:26 am
by Geezer
No new posts   horn inlay and veneer 

anyone know how its done?

7stuckinthemud1659View 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

14drawknife967View latest post on Tue May 22, 2018 3:13 pm
by drawknife
No new posts   angles and rivets 5stuckinthemud1384View latest post on Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   morticed nut blocks 7stuckinthemud1454View latest post on Wed May 16, 2018 12:02 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Late roman crossbow 6Dark Factor860View 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

3msalazar2310633View latest post on Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am
by septua
No new posts   lashing a glass prod in raw hide? 1fester274View 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

0msalazar2310407View latest post on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am
by msalazar2310
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 4Rizzar5027View latest post on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   goat foot questions. 14phuphuphnik1667View 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 Factor1155View latest post on Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am
by actionbow
No new posts   How close to original would you go 9stuckinthemud1607View latest post on Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 am
by jamesjohnson
No new posts   Moving the nut lugs forward. 17fester751View latest post on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Bridle length and waxing? 2fester341View latest post on Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows 1, 235stuckinthemud11948View latest post on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Medieval stirrup crossbow 12Dark Factor1164View latest post on Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Crossbow for a 8 year old kid 7Daniel Levesque452View 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 4stm2010570View latest post on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 3Stonedog423View 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? 3stm2010473View latest post on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:20 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Adding a steel sear insert? 10fester986View latest post on Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 pm
by fester
No new posts   Best diameter delrin for nut ? 5fester458View latest post on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Hemp cord and nut drilling? 4fester510View latest post on Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:10 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Making a tickler 2fester523View latest post on Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:41 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Brace Hieght? 3fester328View latest post on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 pm
by chaz
No new posts   Lillohus crossbow 11Dark Factor1000View latest post on Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:45 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Best wood for a novice? 6fester855View latest post on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 am
by Geezer
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