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

Latest topics

» Chinese crossbow with auxiliary string?
by kenh Today at 5:16 am

» Crusader crossbow
by c sitas Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» Yet another one
by Daniel Levesque Yesterday at 11:51 am

» Whamo showed up, prod replacement ideas
by kenh Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:25 pm

» Renaissance Sporting crossbow
by tony a Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:10 am

» 15th century saxon prods
by Geezer Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:46 pm

» loose laminate issues
by c sitas Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:42 am

» Of Bows and Torsion Engines
by c sitas Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:55 pm

» My second crossbow
by Daniel Levesque Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:48 am

» Need to locate Windlass Crossbow, pre 1600, in Rome, Venice, or Florence
by 8fingers Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:24 pm

» Crossbow Projectiles
by Geezer Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:10 pm

» Greetings!
by OnlyHuman Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:40 am

» Anyone know what this is?
by Yuki23emma Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:54 pm

» Prod specs
by Onager Lovac Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm

» Finished Crossbow
by kenh Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:34 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by Turnigy Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:25 pm

» Reverse draw "compound" build
by Turnigy Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:20 pm

» Casting Resource
by White Oak Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 am

» The Road so far......
by White Oak Mon May 29, 2017 7:17 am

» GLOSSARY OF TERMS
by Onager Lovac Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm

» Hello from Maine
by White Oak Sun May 21, 2017 11:06 pm

» Leonardo Da Vinci string with suport-rolls
by Oppenheimer Tue May 16, 2017 11:40 am

» Compact repeating compound project
by Phil Abrahams Mon May 08, 2017 2:10 pm

» Trying to reduce the power stroke in my next project
by octavioaugusto.oliveira Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:27 pm

» Its good to be back!!
by Juan galeano Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:31 am


    wood in front of the prod for binding

    Share

    phuphuphnik
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 146
    Join date : 2013-12-02
    Location : The wastes West of Chicago

    wood in front of the prod for binding

    Post by phuphuphnik on Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:41 pm

    Howdy,
    How necessary is the wood in front of the prod when binding it instead of using irons? I have seen several examples of with and without. The bow is around 250# if that matters. Also, can I use metal instead of wood? This is one of those things I'm not sure if it matters, and I'd rather ask than hurt something.
    I'm almost done with the newest bow, pictures coming.
    Cheers in advance,
    chriso
    avatar
    Geezer
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 927
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 69
    Location : Austin, Texas, USA

    Re: wood in front of the prod for binding

    Post by Geezer on Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:12 pm

    If you're installing your prod with bow irons, you don't really need a block at all.  I usually put a bit of thick leather underneath the prod, and another over... mostly because it looks more finished and makes the bow a bit quieter, but the irons should keep it quite rigid, particularly if you have a stirrup in there as well.  Geezer
    avatar
    Geezer
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 927
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 69
    Location : Austin, Texas, USA

    Re: wood in front of the prod for binding

    Post by Geezer on Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:15 pm

    Ohh, I mis-read that.  You wanted to know if the binding or bridle block is necessary if you're tying in.  I always use a block when tying in, because it reduces the wear of the prod rubbing on the binding cord, and the hollow curves in the block keep the cord from trying to work out toward the ends of the prod.  In fact, I've seen a number of medieval/renaissance steel prods that were bound in without blocks, so I think you can get away with it. You'd want to make sure the edges of the prod, both front and back were stress-relieved (bevelled, not sharp) so the flexing of the prod doesn't cut the cord.  Geezer.

    Sponsored content

    Re: wood in front of the prod for binding

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:16 am