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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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    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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    Re: My latest crossbow

    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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