Hi guys, im new to arbalist guild! just wanted to introduce myself, i've been watching post for a time, and decided to make my first medieval build (first from several more to come) took some plans from the web but after some chiseling here and there i found that i probably made a huuuuge mistake, the plans supposed to say thay i should narrow a few inches of the flight riel (if im not mistaken) but not all the way over so i ended up with a few inches where the bolt wouldnt actually touch the wood or riel, neither would the string, , what i did was something like this:
(actually its not that deep , or that long) Do you suggest to start from scratch? make a steel plate? or leave it like that and it'll be fine.?
Thanks everyone for making this such a great website. cheers.