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    My latest crossbow

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    My latest crossbow

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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by actionbow on Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:45 am

    Beautiful! is that walnut and hickory?

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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by stuckinthemud1 on Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:28 am

    Stunning, wish I could do inlays like that

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    Post by fester on Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:50 pm

    Work of art. What are the bolts tipped with?

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    Post by drawknife on Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:43 pm

    Hi, the stock is beech, the inlays are black walnut, the string is linen with half cockscomb loop bindings, a delrin nut with steel wedge. The draw is 150lbs and the prod is bound as they did in medieval times with hemp. The bolts are 12" tipped with rubber blunts to flat shoot at men in armour (if allowed). Enjoyed making it.

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    Post by msalazar2310 on Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:36 pm

    Beautiful work, what do you use to cock the string?
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    Post by Andy. on Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:08 pm

    Excellent, work of art!
    Did you make the prod yourself? Old leaf spring?

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    Post by drawknife on Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:11 am

    The Prod was made by Andrew Kirkham, Rotherham, he is a medieval blacksmith. I have had a few off him, very good. It is hand drawn. The bolt table is camel leg bone, the back inlay is ox bone and the black markings are stain.
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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by actionbow on Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 am

    Ah, beech was my next guess.

    Armor would be a good idea. I wouldn't want to take a hit from those light bolts at 150 lbs pull!

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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by c sitas on Fri May 11, 2018 8:41 am

    One thing is for sure, there are some craftsman the hang out here.You my friend are one. Fantastic looker. How many hours building time would you estimate?

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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by drawknife on Fri May 11, 2018 9:01 am

    Hi, thanks for the compliment. It took about 4 months on and off, buying materials and waiting for the prod to be made. I do enjoy making them. That one is number 5 of 6. I have also made peg and slot crossbows for medieval groups.

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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by c sitas on Fri May 11, 2018 7:14 pm

    Draw knife , I also like the peg and slot. When I first made one , I had trouble with it just going off when  ever it wanted to, not a good experience. Ended up , reshaping the pin guide slightly backwards.Right or wrong ,I don't know but it worked great and everything was predictable .All funnin aside that going off was no fun.I also love the way your guy set up bow when he made it. Using the basturd string should be just a matter of fact. One thing is true, I'm 75, but never a day goes by that I don't learn something.A real great job for,  sure.
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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by OrienM on Sat May 12, 2018 8:33 am

    Tht's a beauty; love the inlays. Great job!

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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by juanjo on Sun May 20, 2018 2:54 am

    Beautiful work, I would love to be able to make something similar, congratulations for your good work.

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    Re: My latest crossbow

    Post by drawknife on Tue May 22, 2018 3:13 pm

    Hi, 
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    This crossbow is hand drawn. Put foot in stirrup and pull back.
    It works well

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