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    Where to get wood!?

    Post by Levnerad on Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:31 am

    Hello

         I am an amateur to arbalist building. I have been interested in this hobby for 2 years and have constructed 3 crossbows. The aesthetic and functional qualities of each one have improved progressively over time. Last summer I have finished my first nut and tickler crossbow. At this time, I would like to construct one of an oak tiller and horn nut. Also forge a metal prod instead of carving a wooden one.

    Can someone please tell me were to get such wood of appropriate size. I have looked in numerous local hardware stores and could not find any. The internet brings disappointment as well. I would like a link to a website which offers such material.

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    Re: Where to get wood!?

    Post by kenh on Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:24 pm

    First thing you need to tell us is where you are.  If you're in Finland, say, references to my local sawmill in Florida won't be very useful.  Oak is an easy to come by wood in many parts of the world.  Although you may not find a 3" x 6" x 30" timber easily, you can nearly always find 3/4" thick planks and glue them together.

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    Re: Where to get wood!?

    Post by Hermit on Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:36 am

    This forum can provide help and information on all aspects of crossbow building except one,the manufacture of steel crossbow prods.Our experience here is limited,because steel crossbow prods are made from spring steel,which has to be hardened and tempered.Unless you have extensive blacksmithing or metallurgical skills,and the appropriate equipment,building your own steel prod is almost impossible.The options that are available,is to purchase a prod from an online seller such as Alchem,or make one from an automotive spring.
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