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    How to build a Medieval Crossbow

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    corleone joseph
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    How to build a Medieval Crossbow

    Post by corleone joseph on Fri May 20, 2011 5:19 am

    Hello Guys
    I am a new member here , and i tired from search on google or youtube for " How to build a Medieval Crossbow" so please can anyone help me on it, I need plans and photos for how to put materials in their place . And what is the basic materials that i need it for building a crossbow.
    I am greatful if someone help me. Thanks Very Happy

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    Re: How to build a Medieval Crossbow

    Post by juancheco on Fri May 20, 2011 8:07 am

    Corleone!!!
    Welcome to our community!!!!In the Crossbow Workshop you can find what you need to get hands on work easily!!!
    There are plans, details, and topics about how to build a medieval style crossbow.
    I'm telling you this, because i was in the same place that you are now!!!!!
    Anyway, any doubt, any question, there are many people who know so much in the forum, that is impossible not to learn this amazing art!!!!!
    So, take a tour to Our House, but first, visit the New Members Introduction, so we all can know a little more about you...
    Good luck Corleone!!!!
    BTW, nice name!!!!!


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    corleone joseph
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    Re: How to build a Medieval Crossbow

    Post by corleone joseph on Fri May 20, 2011 11:28 am

    Thanks Very much juanchaco, I am very grateful for that wonderful words

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    Re: How to build a Medieval Crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Fri May 20, 2011 3:38 pm

    Welcome Corleone Joseph, plenty of info here. If you don't see it just ask. How long have you been in the USA?

    Here is a link on a project I am working on. Let me know if you are interested.
    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t319-looking-for-someone-who-wants-to-build-a-crossbow-crossbow-kit-development

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    Re: How to build a Medieval Crossbow

    Post by corleone joseph on Sat May 21, 2011 7:27 am

    Hello Todd the archer
    I've been in usa since 3 years .
    I love your project and I will take a lot of experience from you if you don't mind
    I have a lot of questions .... some of it " When I build trigger I actually use aluminum so can I use diffrent materials ?
    And stocks, I actually buy it and I really want to making it so if i can ,what can i use to building it? or how can I build it ?
    Excellent work
    Corleone Joseph Smile

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    Re: How to build a Medieval Crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Sat May 21, 2011 8:44 pm

    Aluminum may be too soft for a trigger, better to use steel. For the stock most hardwoods would work fine. I have used mostly walnut. Don't know what access you have for the different materials and tools. Let us know what is available to you.

    Todd

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    For plans go Alchem.

    Post by Michael on Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:11 am

    Ok Joe: First off Hello. Joe if you are still looking for(How to build a Medieval Crossbow). go to this guy: Alchem.com. This guy has plans right -up your alley. Another plus: he sell everything that you will need ok. Mike

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    Re: How to build a Medieval Crossbow

    Post by jake-owa on Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:12 pm

    Building a crossbow with someones pre made prod will simplify things immensely. I have been working at making fast composite prods of osage or hickory topped with bamboo and fiberglass and I would say its taken me a couple years just to get my technique to a satisfying level. I still break a very high percentage of the prods I build within 30 shots. The ones that make it past that are good for years but its been a long, costly task learning to get speed and durability out of my garage made prods.

    Unless you want the satisfaction of having done it all yourself, order stuff. Cost wise...much cheaper.

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