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    Post by Rpastor248 on Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:04 am

    Greetings,

    I have built some historically accurate crossbows in the past by using a solid tiller drilling, chiseling, and mortising the tickler and nut mortises. I would like to make my next one as a two-piece tiller, mortising on both sides then laminating them together. Is there any historical evidence for doing it this way? Thanks.
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    Post by Geezer on Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:21 pm

    Laminated medieval stocks? Yes, my ex-apprentice, now Journeywoman, ME Porter, known here as "Lightly" visited Higgins Museum in Massachusetts a few years ago (they have since sold off their collection to another concern and shut down) While doing maintenance/repair on some demo/docent bows we made for the Higgings, she had the chance to examine their ancient bows and discovered at least one of those was laminated up out of several boards.  I'll see if I can get her to drop in here and give us an update.  Geezer.
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    Post by Rpastor248 on Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:27 am

    Thanks. It would be so much easier to do the mortising on two halves then glue and peg them together:)

    Robert

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