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    classical era crossbow

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

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    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)

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    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.
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    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.

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    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!!
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    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

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    Re: classical era crossbow

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

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