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» lashing a glass prod in raw hide?
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» Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci
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» Goats Foot Lever
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» Hickory and Ipe 180lb flatbow
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» goat foot questions.
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» My latest crossbow
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» Prod questions....
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» convert compound cross bow to ball shooter
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» Skane Lockbow replica (and making of)
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» horn inlay and veneer
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» String traps bolt to tiller when loosed
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» How close to original would you go
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» Crossbow bullet bolt's
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» Moving the nut lugs forward.
by Dark Factor Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm

» Bridle length and waxing?
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» Draw length VS. prod length on wood prods
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» Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows
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» Medieval stirrup crossbow
by Dark Factor Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am

» Reciprocating Saw?
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 am

» Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod
by Crossbowmen Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:43 pm

» Leaving the prod strung?
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» Crossbow for a 8 year old kid
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» Chinese carpenter make bed crossbow, earlest repeating crossbow and chu-ko-nu
by c sitas Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm

» Linen or Hemp String
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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, 5105Ivo10798View latest post on Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:56 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10164View 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. Apol10401View 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 SAM8851View latest post on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13224View latest post on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10045View latest post on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Fast loading crossbow 

Crssbow shoots 5 - 6 bolts per minute

3msalazar231086View latest post Today at 9:22 am
by septua
No new posts   lashing a glass prod in raw hide? 1fester33View latest post Yesterday at 7:00 am
by kenh
No new posts   Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci 

Crssbow shoots 5 - 6 bolts per minuta

0msalazar231080View latest post on Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am
by msalazar2310
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 4Rizzar4520View latest post on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   goat foot questions. 14phuphuphnik1298View latest post on Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My latest crossbow 

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

8drawknife244View latest post on Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 am
by actionbow
No new posts   Skane Lockbow replica (and making of) 

Making of the Skane lockbow replica

14Dark Factor753View latest post on Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am
by actionbow
No new posts   horn inlay and veneer 

anyone know how its done?

4stuckinthemud1219View latest post on Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:21 am
by Geezer
No new posts   How close to original would you go 9stuckinthemud1412View latest post on Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 am
by jamesjohnson
No new posts   Moving the nut lugs forward. 17fester595View latest post on Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Bridle length and waxing? 2fester236View latest post on Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows 1, 235stuckinthemud11363View latest post on Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Medieval stirrup crossbow 12Dark Factor922View latest post on Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Crossbow for a 8 year old kid 7Daniel Levesque320View 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 4stm2010403View latest post on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 3Stonedog261View 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? 3stm2010402View latest post on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:20 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Adding a steel sear insert? 10fester883View latest post on Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 pm
by fester
No new posts   Best diameter delrin for nut ? 5fester367View latest post on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Hemp cord and nut drilling? 4fester461View latest post on Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:10 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Making a tickler 2fester407View latest post on Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:41 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Brace Hieght? 3fester294View latest post on Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 pm
by chaz
No new posts   My 2nd crossbow project - german crossbow with cranequin 2MePilot11009View latest post on Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:08 pm
by fester
No new posts   Lillohus crossbow 11Dark Factor812View latest post on Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:45 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Medieval composite bows 5Dark Factor738View latest post on Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:44 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Best wood for a novice? 6fester747View latest post on Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Medieval Crossbow Bolts DIY Question 6Rumburak724View 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

12yeomanbowman1651View latest post on Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:54 pm
by Juniper
No new posts   Early Lever and pin Crossbow  2topfmine713View latest post on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 am
by topfmine
No new posts   Crusader crossbow 21hullutiedemies1812View latest post on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 am
by topfmine
No new posts   Padre Island Bow 

Blue Print

9whitebelt183727View latest post on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:14 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Geezer website? 3jbc98k428View latest post on Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:01 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Could I get advise on order of operations? 7White Oak448View latest post on Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 am
by Bs1110101
No new posts   Renaissance Sporting crossbow 

Building a crossbow

10tony a990View latest post on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:22 am
by chaz
No new posts   Yet another one 15Daniel Levesque615View latest post on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:37 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   Renaissance peep sight 

Building a peep sight

1tony a493View latest post on Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:48 am
by kenh
No new posts   Chinese crossbow with auxiliary string? 

title

12HeroSK566View latest post on Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:48 am
by stm2010
No new posts   15th century saxon prods 

composite crossbow draw weights

17stuckinthemud1759View latest post on Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:34 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My second crossbow 8Daniel Levesque644View latest post on Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:48 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   Need to locate Windlass Crossbow, pre 1600, in Rome, Venice, or Florence 

Need help locating munitions grade windlass crossbow

1Vincenti380View latest post on Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:24 pm
by 8fingers
No new posts   Finished Crossbow 9SlingerDave1264View latest post on Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:34 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Leonardo Da Vinci string with suport-rolls 0Oppenheimer437View latest post on Tue May 16, 2017 11:40 am
by Oppenheimer
No new posts   I need your advices on a new crossbow project 0Daniel Levesque376View latest post on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:58 pm
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   Chinese style crossbow trigger 3d modeled with templates.  0Bs1110101628View latest post on Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:14 am
by Bs1110101
No new posts   Medieval crossbow modeled in Tinkercad, with variant trigger design. 2Bs11101011138View latest post on Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:42 pm
by Bs1110101
No new posts   Top of Crossbow (launch?) 

Materials

6bigcountry_ky540View latest post on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:41 pm
by Geezer
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