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    New member from Michigan

    Post by Nick D on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:17 pm

    Hello,

    I'm Nick, a historian and blacksmith from Michigan.  In the forge I specialize in medieval reproductions. 

    I've wanted to make a crossbow for a while, but I'm not much into woodwork.  My brother is a woodworker but doesn't do metalwork.  So between the two of us we're going to start building one.  We're still working out details, but I'll document the process as we go.
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    Re: New member from Michigan

    Post by Todd the archer on Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:17 am

    Welcome and don't be afraid to ask any questions.

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    Re: New member from Michigan

    Post by kenh on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:37 am

    Welcome to you and your brother!  LOTS of good resources here.  Enjoy.  If you ask, e will answer!

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    Re: New member from Michigan

    Post by Itegorm on Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:20 am

    Hello Nick from Michigan. I am also Nick from Michigan. As the others have already said there is a lot of information on here. The forum inspired me to get started on my first crossbow build.
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    Re: New member from Michigan

    Post by Gnome on Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:07 pm

    Welcome! Better plan on building two crossbows so you don't fight over who gets to shoot it first. Don't act like I don't know what I'm talking about, I have brothers!  Very Happy 
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    Re: New member from Michigan

    Post by Nick D on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:56 pm

    Thanks all!  We're planning two, but my wife also wants one and I've been wanting to do a repro of the balestrino in Leeds, so we'll be busy.  Once we've finalized the design and all the measurements and details we can start on them, but I need to work on the prod, which I'll be forging myself.  I can forge it and I'm confident about being able to heat treat it, though I'll be doing test runs to be sure.

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    Re: New member from Michigan

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