Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Medieval bowyer
by Dark Factor Yesterday at 12:30 pm

» Medieval composite bows
by kenh Yesterday at 10:55 am

» New crossbow builder
by wjbates1430 Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:10 pm

» Airsoft Crossbow-Finished at Last!
by JacobL Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:27 pm

» Powermaster Madness
by c sitas Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:41 am

» Powermaster
by c sitas Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:58 am

» Best wood for a novice?
by Geezer Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 am

» Adding a steel sear insert?
by Geezer Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:13 am

» Great Machines
by c sitas Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:39 pm

» Medieval Crossbow Bolts DIY Question
by Rumburak Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:17 pm

» Berkhamsted Castle and Glasgow Museum wooden prod crossbow
by Juniper Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:54 pm

» Beware of Alchem
by Archer46176 Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:33 pm

» How to measure and cut leather for prod
by Celtic Archer Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:56 pm

» Crossbow with built in lever?
by John Edgerton Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm

» Of Bows and Torsion Engines
by JacobL Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:03 pm

» Early Lever and pin Crossbow
by topfmine Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 am

» Crusader crossbow
by topfmine Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 am

» First Efforts
by rickraedeke Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:25 am

» aluminum prod
by Phil Abrahams Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:38 am

» First whitetail buck taken with medieval crossbow
by Phil Abrahams Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:38 am

» Airsoft Crossbow
by JacobL Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:11 pm

» Questions about steel prod specs
by JacobL Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:25 pm

» Faking a medieval composite crossbow prod.
by JacobL Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:13 pm

» Airsoft Bow
by JacobL Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:56 pm

» Hello All!
by JacobL Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:54 pm


    Weapon rack

    Share
    avatar
    Gnome
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 404
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 53
    Location : Capitol Area Maryland

    Weapon rack

    Post by Gnome on Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:51 am

    So, what to do with all these crossbows I keep building, without any plan of selling or giving or otherwise getting rid of any of them? A medieval style A-frame weapon rack, of course.

    Took me a couple of weekends to knock this together. All the lumber was scavenged from broken pallets at my workplace, except the pegs which are half-inch oak dowels. The only metal in the rack are the two hinge bolts, everything else is pinned with dowels and glued together. It's sanded just enough to keep from damaging the goods hung on it, lightly stained and finished with linseed oil to keep a "rustic" look. Still room for more crossbows, plus the reverse side for all my melee implements.
    Gnome
    avatar
    War Song
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 29
    Join date : 2013-11-20

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by War Song on Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:34 pm

    Awesome stuff Very Happy. What kind of prod is the black crossbow on top using?
    avatar
    Gnome
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 404
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 53
    Location : Capitol Area Maryland

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by Gnome on Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:03 pm

    Thanks, War Song. That's your run of the mill 150# fiberglass prod, but covered in a leather sleeve about 1/8" thick. It disguises the prod's humble origins, but more importantly is a safety feature, since that design is overdrawn a bit past what that prod is rated for.
    Gnome
    avatar
    woodsmith
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 16
    Join date : 2013-11-07
    Age : 62
    Location : Kitchener, ON, Canada

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by woodsmith on Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:25 pm

    Very nice rack Gnome, and quite the armory you have there!
    What did you use for the limbs on the compound bow?
    avatar
    Gnome
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 404
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 53
    Location : Capitol Area Maryland

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by Gnome on Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:39 pm

    Thanks, Woodsmith. The compound bow is one of two items on the rack I did not build or heavily modify, it's an old left handed Browning with composite limbs, had it for 30 years. (The other is an Indian cavalry sabre on the other side)
    Gnome

    Hermit
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 245
    Join date : 2013-09-10

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by Hermit on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:16 am

    Where do you keep the Morningstar you use to discipline the family?it was nowhere in evidence.............very tactfull,I thought.
                                                          Hermit.

    jeep
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 379
    Join date : 2011-04-07

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by jeep on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:55 am

    Nice rack and nice collection . You give me a good idea, I have to do something for  my crossbows ho are crowding all the place. I have bit the same problem : building and building , and never throwing giving or sailing any of them.
    avatar
    jds6
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 197
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Age : 54
    Location : Dallas,TX

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by jds6 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:08 pm

    Very nice Gnome, looks great! I think a lot of us guys are in the same boat!! I have all my builds and stuff all over my office in the house. Seems to me you probably started a trend here. Great job, really impressed!!!

    jds6

    Hermit
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 245
    Join date : 2013-09-10

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by Hermit on Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:22 pm

    Seriously tho' gnome,an impressive collection,and a  satisfying one when you know you made most of them plus the rack yourself.

    diyguy
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 7
    Join date : 2014-07-02

    Your rack

    Post by diyguy on Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:30 pm

    Very cool, Gnome. You've got the wheels turning here.

    Sponsored content

    Re: Weapon rack

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:45 pm