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    new to forum and crossbow making but old hand at woodworking

    Post by munshado2001 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:49 pm

    Greetings. I am new to this forum and to building crossbows but am an old hand at woodworking. I am currently interested in making the medieval type crossbows and would appreciate any ideas on the central european style crossbow.


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    Re: new to forum and crossbow making but old hand at woodworking

    Post by juancheco on Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:02 pm

    Hello, and welcome to the forum. This place is full of useful information, you can probably find what you're looking for.
    And looking around, I wonder what kind of woodworking do you perform. Right now, I'm wanting to do something about it.
    Again, welcome to our home.
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    Re: new to forum and crossbow making but old hand at woodworking

    Post by Basilisk120 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:13 pm

    Just dropping in to give a quick welcome.



    Not sure what sources you have looked at so far. Sorry if none of these are new to you

    At New World Arbalest[http://www.crossbows.net] you can download "Iolo's First Book of Crossbows" http://www.crossbows.net/ifboc.php

    Its fairly short but packed full of useful goodness on crossbows. It has some good diagrams and drawings of different styles of medival crossbows. As well as shooting tips and troubleshooting help.



    And then there is always Ralph Payne Gallway's book "The Crossbow" which can be found on Amazon for a resonable price or online here: http://www.crossbowbook.com/


    Both of the above links will have point out different crossbows and mention at least a bit of were there from so you can start to get a feel for what a Central European crossbow might look like versus say a Spanish or English crossbow.



    But if you want some more insperation and check out what our friends in Europe are doing: http://armborst.forum24.se/armborst-about112.html It is on a Swedish site but if you scroll down the page there is a large number of pictures. Unfortunalty none of the pictures are labeled but they still can get the imagination going.



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    Re: new to forum and crossbow making but old hand at woodworking

    Post by munshado2001 on Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:35 am

    Juancheco ;I have mostly done ornamental boxes and carvings as well as minor furniture construction and I am looking to branch out and have one friend that is interested in a central european style crossbow.Maybe a good christmas gift next year for her plus I always have been interested in crossbows and how to build them.



    Basilisk ; I am so new to this area I was about to ask for suggested sites and readings from the forum so your post is timely.Thank You for the information. I have been to New World Arbelest but didnt see any links for downloading any books so that is a great help. Now I know what to look for. I just wish my local library had some books on crossbows other than generic history of crossbows.
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    Re: new to forum and crossbow making but old hand at woodworking

    Post by Ivo on Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:01 pm

    Munshado2001, Welcome to the forum! Smile

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    Re: new to forum and crossbow making but old hand at woodworking

    Post by Lightly on Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:08 pm

    Hi Munshado, and welcome!

    You will find folks very helpful around here, they have certainly been nothing but courteous and informative to me...

    I have a Flickr page you might find a little helpful, I have been Apprentice to New World Arbalest for over three years now, and have documented my learning process there on Flickr.

    Here is a link to one of the bows I have made:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swifthoundbows/sets/72157623186044585/

    Best of luck and take care!

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