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

Latest topics

» Trouble with my Gafa
by msalazar2310 Yesterday at 6:27 pm

» My latest crossbow
by drawknife Yesterday at 3:13 pm

» Medieval composite bows
by Dark Factor Mon May 21, 2018 12:46 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by stuckinthemud1 Sun May 20, 2018 5:32 am

» Presentation
by juanjo Sun May 20, 2018 2:13 am

» angles and rivets
by Geezer Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm

» morticed nut blocks
by Dark Factor Wed May 16, 2018 12:02 pm

» Crossbow triggers
by Croftage Mon May 14, 2018 1:41 pm

» horn inlay and veneer
by OrienM Sat May 12, 2018 8:59 am

» yew and sinew prod help needed
by OrienM Sat May 12, 2018 8:29 am

» Cocking lever
by c sitas Fri May 11, 2018 8:09 am

» Late roman crossbow
by Dark Factor Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am

» For Sale: Masai Crossbow
by TonyU Tue May 08, 2018 6:35 am

» Powermaster Madness
by Archer46176 Sun May 06, 2018 8:08 pm

» Fast loading crossbow
by septua Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am

» lashing a glass prod in raw hide?
by kenh Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:00 am

» Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci
by msalazar2310 Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am

» Goats Foot Lever
by Geezer Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm

» Hickory and Ipe 180lb flatbow
by actionbow Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm

» goat foot questions.
by Geezer Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 am

» Prod questions....
by Geezer Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:58 pm

» convert compound cross bow to ball shooter
by kenh Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:34 am

» Skane Lockbow replica (and making of)
by actionbow Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am

» String traps bolt to tiller when loosed
by Geezer Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am

» How close to original would you go
by jamesjohnson Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 am


    New memeber from Michigan

    Share
    avatar
    artificer161
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 3
    Join date : 2010-06-05
    Age : 45
    Location : Michigan

    New memeber from Michigan

    Post by artificer161 on Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:41 am

    Hi everyone you can all call me Art. I am a bit of a tinkerer and have always had a fascination for crossbows. I have wanted to build a few from myself for sometime and was very surprised to find this forum.

    My main interest at the moment is Stonebows. I have seen very little in the way of posts about them here. Just hope some of you share my interest in this odd crossbow variant.
    avatar
    Geezer
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 1010
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 70
    Location : Austin, Texas, USA

    Stonebows, huh?

    Post by Geezer on Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:46 pm

    Hey there artificer: Just a warning. It's possible to make a stonebow shoot backward... right into your eye. So how do you suppose I know that?
    If you want to build stonebows, I recommend you concentrate on the 'bullet-bow' variety that contain the ball within a tube, or beneath a slur-plate. A word to the wise. DRW
    avatar
    artificer161
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 3
    Join date : 2010-06-05
    Age : 45
    Location : Michigan

    Re: New memeber from Michigan

    Post by artificer161 on Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:46 pm

    Geezer wrote:Hey there artificer: Just a warning. It's possible to make a stonebow shoot backward... right into your eye. So how do you suppose I know that?
    If you want to build stonebows, I recommend you concentrate on the 'bullet-bow' variety that contain the ball within a tube, or beneath a slur-plate. A word to the wise. DRW
    Yes I have read about that type of accident before. But with proper safety gear and testing many an accident can be avoided. Thanks for the warning

    Sponsored content

    Re: New memeber from Michigan

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Wed May 23, 2018 8:25 am