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

Latest topics

» New crossbow builder
by wjbates1430 Today at 4:58 pm

» Medieval bowyer
by kenh Today at 3:55 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

» Padre Island Bow
by Geezer Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:14 pm


    classical era crossbow

    Share

    jeep
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 379
    Join date : 2011-04-07

    classical era crossbow

    Post by jeep on Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:44 pm

    First topic message reminder :

    Return to early crossbow around XIV th,on Mac's trail. I love the design and the efficiency of those military crossbow they where light, powerful, rough , but very elegant and made to serve a soldier in harsh condition. Tiller:cherry wood prod:yew,nut and decoration:delrin, metal parts forged (Sure Mac is a lot better for this)

    avatar
    hullutiedemies
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 177
    Join date : 2012-07-03
    Location : Fennoscandia

    Re: classical era crossbow

    Post by hullutiedemies on Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:32 am

    jeep wrote: I am waiting for a nice piece of leather to sew and cover (protect) all the the prod before to adorn. I am  thinking adding a bamboo slat on the belly to get some more poundage but I am not sure of the benefit .Is anybody try and find is a good idea?

    You mean loose laminate ?
    It might cause problems with that leather cover.
    avatar
    kenh
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 731
    Join date : 2012-08-03
    Age : 69
    Location : Living Aboard a Sailboat in Fort Myers, FL

    Re: classical era crossbow

    Post by kenh on Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:38 pm

    I agree with Nerd.  A loose laminate inside a leather cover may not be such a good idea.  They are usually tied/lashed to the other laminations.  In my avatar pic you'll see black shrink tubing which is doing the same thing.  The laminations need to slide against each other a bit.

    jeep
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 379
    Join date : 2011-04-07

    Re: classical era crossbow

    Post by jeep on Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:47 am

    The stock is more rounded square then round. I choose this shape referring to the few image or painting I have seen.Beside I found it elegant and the tiller is very light this way.I love narrow oval tiller also but is a later design, mostly used with composite bow.
    I've tried leather cover over laminate prod on a previous crossbow I had not any problem with it. But finally  I wont put extra slats on this one ,it is strong enough. I find new peace of yew for  new prod, but this time I will back it with sinew.Will see the result within six month!!
    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: classical era crossbow

    Post by jds6 on Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:32 pm

    Greetings:
    I am also a big fan of the slim,longer and lighter military bows. Very nice work, indeed.
    What is the width of the tiller at it's widest point. Hard to tell from the pics.
    Once again nice job

    jds6

    jeep
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 379
    Join date : 2011-04-07

    Re: classical era crossbow

    Post by jeep on Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:35 am

    Here measurements:

    Sponsored content

    Re: classical era crossbow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:18 pm