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

Latest topics

» invisible joints in bone spine-inlay
by Geezer Yesterday at 12:43 pm

» Plans and materials for my first build
by chilihook Yesterday at 6:18 am

» My 2nd crossbow project - german crossbow with cranequin
by MePilot1 Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:44 am

» Getting the best accuracy from a crossbow
by dutchbow Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:45 am

» Pictures of crossbow I have been build
by chaz Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:02 pm

» Finished Crossbow - Thanks to all - here some pic and if anyone wants info let me know happy to help .
by Geezer Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:16 pm

» Sharp bend in the tickler
by Geezer Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:11 pm

» Bolt weight to prod poundage
by Geezer Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:10 pm

» Commecial slingshot crossbow
by chaz Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:20 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by chrisgo Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am

» making my first crossbow string
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:04 pm

» Looking for some help Identifying this crossbow
by Geezer Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:15 am

» Knot to secure nut twine?
by c sitas Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:28 am

» bolt rest advice
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 pm

» what depth to Install a Prod and angle
by globalmark Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:19 am

» tickler taper
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:25 pm

» any sneaky hints and tips?
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 am

» Greetings from Central Connecticut
by chilihook Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:09 am

» how deep should I recess the nut?
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:19 am

» Ball shooting Crossbows worth the bother
by topfmine Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:25 am

» Marble Shooting Crossbow
by JacobL Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:27 am

» My first Crossbow
by Geezer Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:58 pm

» bridle eye horn re-enforcing examples anyone?
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:19 am

» Blocked pictures by Photobucket
by topfmine Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:18 am

» Italy palio tournament style bullet bow
by septua Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:22 pm


    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Share
    avatar
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 12
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 54
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo on Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:46 am

    Hello everyone, Very Happy

    I introduce myself "El Zurdo", I am French. I live Istres a city of the South-East of France. 
    Be indulgent with me please, I speak and I write very badly your beautiful language.
    I would be grateful if you could use simple words and not use too much slang or contractions because I would have a hard time understanding you. 
    Which would be a shame for me!  Embarassed

    My nickname "El Zurdo", simply because I am left-handed and if I believe my family and friends not so awkward as the legend says!  Wink

    I manufacture functional miniature weapons on my free time. My YouTube channel is of interest because few craftsmen make this type of weapon.
    To see my creations tap in the YouTube search bar "Gilles Lavandera" or "Comtedelanorena"

    That's why I registered on the forum. This forum of enthusiasts full of knowledge with which I hope to exchange opinions and share the knowledge and problems around this very strange art that is miniaturization...

    I recently built a medieval crossbow at 1/6 scale for a Texan collector. 
    With this crossbow, I set a world record distance of 49.21 yd. But the bolt could pull much further.



    If you are interested in this type of crafts I would be happy to answer your questions. I would not hesitate to ask you questions, because it is only my third medieval crossbow and I miss a lot of knowledge.

    Hope you like this new topic. EL Zurdo
    avatar
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 12
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 54
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo on Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:37 pm

    Hi guys,  Very Happy

    Few people seem interested in miniature crossbow on the forum.   ???

    I will try to make you appreciate the thing!  woot2

    Here is a video about the manufacture of the crossbow (Part 1).

    avatar
    Onager Lovac
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 120
    Join date : 2015-06-18
    Age : 27

    Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by Onager Lovac on Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:04 pm

    Thats awesome dude!, we do appreciate your work its amazing!, keep it up!
    avatar
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 12
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 54
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo on Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:06 am

    Onager Lovac wrote:Thats awesome dude!, we do appreciate your work its amazing!, keep it up!

    Hi dude, you are the first member of arbalist guild to post a comment on my topic, thank you very much!  All 10\'s

    Of course I will continue! First of all by showing you the videos of making this medieval crossbow. 

    Next, I would open another topic for my new creation. This is a "Baby Scorpyd", which I will realize at the scale 1/6.
    It will have a laser pointer, an integrated arming system like "AcuDraw" and vibration dampers of the rope, carbon bolts, in short the total set!  Cool

    avatar
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 12
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 54
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo on Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:31 am

    And now the third part !  Laughing

    avatar
    OrienM
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 160
    Join date : 2014-08-01
    Age : 42
    Location : New Mexico, USA

    Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by OrienM on Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:18 pm

    Welcome! Impressive work, and thanks for posting the how-to's...you're a very skilled craftsman. As a metalworker myself, I know forging some of these parts is not easy, even at regular size!

    I think I have seen photos of your work before, in my endless googling of medieval crossbow pix Razz ...in fact, I suspect I used one of your mini-crossbows as a visual model of attractive tiller shape while building my own. The workmanship was so precise, I didn't realize it was miniature at first!
    avatar
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 12
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 54
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo on Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:36 pm

    OrienM wrote:Welcome! Impressive work, and thanks for posting the how-to's...you're a very skilled craftsman. As a metalworker myself, I know forging some of these parts is not easy, even at regular size!

    I think I have seen photos of your work before, in my endless googling of medieval crossbow pix Razz ...in fact, I suspect I used one of your mini-crossbows as a visual model of attractive tiller shape while building my own. The workmanship was so precise, I didn't realize it was miniature at first!

    Thank you my friend, the best compliment that can be made to a miniature craftsman is that his work resembles so mistaken with scale 1.  Very Happy
    avatar
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 12
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 54
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo on Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:03 pm

    Happy New Year 2017 to everyone!   

    Just a little post to tell you the links of 4 new videos that show the manufacture of crossbow accessories.

    Thus you will be able to better appreciate and understand the techniques used in their manufacture.

    Friendly, Gilles










    Sponsored content

    Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:48 pm