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    Hello from Poland!

    Post by jopsa on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:02 pm

    I'm new on this forum, but I see old world crossbow community friends - Todd the Archer and Moon.
    everybody!
    Thank's Moon's inspiration a few months ago I started old crossbow building. First prepared steel parts for Western European XV-XVI century crossbow, about 640 lbs of draw weight:

    Bought parts for next wooden (XI century) and composite (XIV century) crossbow too: yew, walnut and ash wood, deer tendons, karuk (original fish glue), deer bone for bone nut, cattle bone for incrustations; just looking for big goat horns (in European Union horns must be utilised, so difficult to buy).
    I hope find there help and new friends.
    regards - Robert


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    Re: Hello from Poland!

    Post by Ivo on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:21 pm

    jopsa,

    Welcome to The Arbalist Guild!

    Mighty good work! ...and I've seen you jumped in right away with good info...always a pleasure to see such an active member join our our circle.

    To help you out with finding the horns...look on e-bay for Gemsbok horns.

    Being a half blood medieval half blood modern crossbow enthusiast, I've never gotten as far as actually witnessing a real composite crossbow prod build in progress, so if you don't mind sharing this experience, we will all be eternally grateful.

    Enjoy your stay,

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    Re: Hello from Poland!

    Post by Basilisk120 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:51 pm

    Welcome and sounds like you are going to start some really nice projects. Can't wait to see them and I second a composite prod build-a-long.



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