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    Hello all :)

    Post by gambisi on Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:04 pm

    Hello all,

    I am a long time archer shooting traditional long bows and recently had a chance to fire a fellow members medi evil styled crossbow. I immediately fell in love with it and thought I must build one Very Happy of course there is a lot of material floating around but no complete plans from what I have been able to see, I have seen a few of the projects on here and they look wonderful. If anyone can point me in the right direction to where I should start reading it would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing more from the members on here.

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    Re: Hello all :)

    Post by chaz on Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:03 am

    Welcome Gambisi
        Look at the lower right margin and find Alchem inc and go to their web site and look at the free crossbow plans ............. might be a good start, then just explore this web site........... you'll have a blast !

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    Re: Hello all :)

    Post by Geezer on Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:02 am

    Yes, Alchem's free plan is a good place to start for a more or less medieval type crossbow.  A careful perusal of pics online, with a few trips to museums will give you some cool ideas for additional details.  Geezer

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    Re: Hello all :)

    Post by gambisi on Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:37 am

    Chaz thanks,

    I had a look and it does indeed give some good ideas, Geezer I have indeed been to a local museum recently and found quite a few designs that I liked. I have all the materials I need and an extensive work shop so the question now is what type and design to go for

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    Re: Hello all :)

    Post by c sitas on Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:39 am

    Hello Gambisi; and welcome. This the greatest site . We all speak crossbow here,but not all the same tongue. Many flavors here. Have fun, my friend.

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