Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Nut from a pool que ball?
by drawknife Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am

» my composite crossbow lath project
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:07 am

» Trouble with my Gafa
by drawknife Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 am

» Do all triggers Have claws - what types and claw or no claw
by globalmark Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am

» For Sale: Masai Crossbow
by TonyU Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:15 pm

» Medieval composite bows
by juanjo Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 am

» yew and sinew prod help needed
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:34 am

» Small gothic crossbow (with wooden lever)
by OrienM Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am

» Binding on the stirrup
by Geezer Sat May 26, 2018 7:26 am

» horn inlay and veneer
by OrienM Thu May 24, 2018 8:44 pm

» Presentation
by c sitas Wed May 23, 2018 4:31 pm

» My latest crossbow
by drawknife Tue May 22, 2018 3:13 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by stuckinthemud1 Sun May 20, 2018 5:32 am

» angles and rivets
by Geezer Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm

» morticed nut blocks
by Dark Factor Wed May 16, 2018 12:02 pm

» Crossbow triggers
by Croftage Mon May 14, 2018 1:41 pm

» Cocking lever
by c sitas Fri May 11, 2018 8:09 am

» Late roman crossbow
by Dark Factor Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am

» Powermaster Madness
by Archer46176 Sun May 06, 2018 8:08 pm

» Fast loading crossbow
by septua Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am

» lashing a glass prod in raw hide?
by kenh Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:00 am

» Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci
by msalazar2310 Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am

» Goats Foot Lever
by Geezer Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:42 pm

» Hickory and Ipe 180lb flatbow
by actionbow Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:56 pm

» goat foot questions.
by Geezer Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 am


    "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Share
    avatar
    jds6
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 197
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Age : 55
    Location : Dallas,TX

    "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by jds6 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:52 pm

    Greetings all,

    I have only been doing this crossbow stuff for about 3 months and I have to say that I'm pretty well HOOKED! Just wondering if any of you guys are in or was in the same boat as me. The wife says " Crossbow this-Crossbow that" She's got a big surprise coming when I start using my bolts for eating utensils! Lol.

    jds6

    Thought I'd throw in a little humor!
    avatar
    stoneagebowyer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 490
    Join date : 2011-01-12

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:32 pm

    Do what I do, remind your wife that you could be out in a bar drinking with the buds or women of questionable intent, or she could be a sports widow. With crossbows, you are nearby in the shop and close at hand Smile

    Another nice trick is to use the skills you develop making crossbows to make her something. I have done that with different household projects, it works like a charm.

    Dane
    avatar
    jds6
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 197
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Age : 55
    Location : Dallas,TX

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by jds6 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:02 pm

    Thanks Dane for the encouragement. I'll give it a try.
    jds6
    avatar
    Warhammer1
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 68
    Join date : 2011-04-02

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by Warhammer1 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:27 am

    jds6 wrote: Greetings all,

    I have only been doing this crossbow stuff for about 3 months and I have to say that I'm pretty well HOOKED! Just wondering if any of you guys are in or was in the same boat as me. The wife says " Crossbow this-Crossbow that" She's got a big surprise coming when I start using my bolts for eating utensils! Lol.

    jds6

    Thought I'd throw in a little humor!

    Your wife is lucky you have only one crossbow. My poor wife is surrounded by crossbows to the left and right, and then some scattered parts and projects here and there.

    Then there are the holes in this and that from shooting in the house...
    avatar
    stoneagebowyer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 490
    Join date : 2011-01-12

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:49 am

    Bro, there is far more than one crossbow around the house! She always comments on the peculiar things that keep coming in the house - horn, bone, industrial plastics, stone, wood, spears, atlatls, darts, and other things. One of the strangest things I own is a M38A2 100-lb. practice bomb from WWII. They called them bluebirds, they were hollow bombs that you filled with sand from a cap at the fin end. My wife was the one who suggested I suspend it by wires above my desk. Looks great there, too. Smile
    avatar
    jds6
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 197
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Age : 55
    Location : Dallas,TX

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by jds6 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:57 pm

    warhammer, as of right now it is only one. I do have the parts for my second build as well as some stock of maple and walnut scattered in my office. Wife says " You are going to have that stuff every where" So I started working on a concrete slab in the back for a shop. As far as holes here and there I don't think I'm that brave! LOl

    jds6
    avatar
    Michael
    Techno Weeny

    Lets put a laser on it!!!


    Techno WeenyLets put a laser on it!!!

    Posts : 52
    Join date : 2010-09-29
    Age : 66
    Location : Oak Creek. Wisconsin

    Crossbow this Crossbow that"Hey

    Post by Michael on Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:25 pm

    Hey guys Crossbows are in my blood ever since I was a kid. I drive my poor wife nuts. Because of this Parkinson that I got the only thing I can do is making of the bolts (arrows),Like I said that medieval weapon is in my blood (better then medication) The wife is a lucky lady you could be at the bar etc,etc. Also you will meet a lot of nice people in this world of ours. World wide friends. Enjoy your new hobby to the max. Mike
    avatar
    jds6
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 197
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Age : 55
    Location : Dallas,TX

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by jds6 on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:44 pm

    Thanks Mike, Already I have talked to quite a few great people, looking forward to many more. As far as the new hobby, I enjoy every minute of it!


    jds6
    avatar
    Warhammer1
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 68
    Join date : 2011-04-02

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by Warhammer1 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:28 am

    Michael, good to see you keep yourself busy making arrows. Since you work with wood already, why not add slingshots to your crafting? There are some incredible craftspeople making some truly beautiful flippers...
    www.slingshotforum.com
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 30
    Location : NJ, USA

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by Ivo on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:05 pm

    My family is taking it pretty well...my frinds just love joking about me...especially if I'm talking to the ladies ~ *hey, ask him about his hobbies Laughing Laughing Laughing * ...which sounds sooo damn incriminating and I just have to get my list out.

    So far, can't complain - everything works for my benefit. king

    Best wishes to you all and your families. Oh, by the way - I bet your wives are just a bit jealous ~ I bet they'd love to have a bow of their own (but keep in mind, you might need to carve roses into the stock or something tongue )

    Ivo




    * *
    ~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."
    * * *
    ~ "All Genius is Simple"
    * *

    chaz
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 299
    Join date : 2012-04-13
    Age : 69
    Location : Texas

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by chaz on Wed May 09, 2012 4:01 am

    As far as any of my interests or projects ( now of which includes the fascination with crossbows) my wife reminds that, " You are a dreamer !" I have found the best response is "Yes and you are one of them."

    Chaz

    chaz
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 299
    Join date : 2012-04-13
    Age : 69
    Location : Texas

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by chaz on Wed May 09, 2012 4:41 am

    jsa6,

    Don't pay too much attention to what I say, one of my lattesrt interests is rattlesnakes and I believe diesel fuel should be a man's cologne.

    Chaz
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 30
    Location : NJ, USA

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by Ivo on Sun May 20, 2012 6:09 am

    Lets see if you guys can see what I see...I mean you gotta be a little crossbow crazy, but anyway...

    Tell me what you see here...





    ...Haha! Who knows...you might even beat me at this Rorschach test and see something I didn't (at least that's what I'm looking forward to Smile ).

    Let me know if you need a hint. Wink

    Ivo




    * *
    ~ "I don't have any special talents. I'm only passionately curious."
    * * *
    ~ "All Genius is Simple"
    * *

    Sponsored content

    Re: "Crossbow this-Crossbow that"

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:30 am