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    Hello from the UK

    Post by ratfinkabooboo on Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:29 am

    Hi all,
    I am new to crossbows, and would like to learn more with a view to building my own. I have plenty of wooden longbow knowledge I am also a cabinetmaker so I have the necessary skills and tools for a bit of wood butchering Smile I just need to pick your considerable collective brains to find out where to start.
    Man your going to need to be patient, I forsee a lot of replies featuring Rolling Eyes and Laughing .

    Hope your ready.
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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Post by Todd the archer on Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:39 pm

    Welcome Rat.Bring it on, we will help in what ever way we can.



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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Post by Basilisk120 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:16 pm

    Howdy and welcome to the Forum Rat.

    I have dabbled in making longbows myself, What kind of long bows have you made?

    "...Wood Butchering..." So I see you have seen me work before. Razz Might have borrow that phrase. Laughing



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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Post by Lightly on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:51 pm

    "Wood butchering" indeed! You guys onlt see the bows that don't REALLY get butchered...

    Poor Geezer... we threw out many an unusable stock early on...
    He would say to me: "It's only wood. We have more" when I would be staring in despair at a bit of wood destined now only for the hearth, or binding blocks.

    I daresay my wood butchering skills have greatly improved since then!
    Welcome, Rat!


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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Post by ratfinkabooboo on Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:47 pm

    Thanks Chaps,
    I have been looking at the posts and I have decided to buy a 150lb fiberglass prod from ebay, and build a bow around it. trying to keep evrything as simple as possible (about my limit anyway Very Happy ) I'll be asking questions when I get it.
    As for my longbows, they were all English pattern, made from laminated staves some of which I brought and some I glued up myself. All were in the 40-50lb draw weight except for one 70lb for clout shooting. I'll see if I can dig out some pics for you. but they were not anything special. most longbows look very similar anyway.
    I also enjoyed making arrows, and wonder if crossbow arrows are the same. spine, centre of gravity, weight. etc. or are they not as critical? either way i'll be making my own.
    Also having seen the exceptional workmanship on these pages, I will have to get my best cabinetmaking trousers on to keep up with you guys.
    once again thanks for the welcome Very Happy
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