My name is Ferdinand from the Netherlands.
In advance i would like to apologise for any writing mistakes.
This Dutch guy is very exited to have find ur guild!
I whas looking for info about medieval croasbows and ran into this great source off skill and experiance!
My first build is done and i must say it has been a lot off help reading and watching pictures here.
I'm still trying to post pictures but no succes yet!
My first build is what i believe to be a medieval style "war"-crossbow.
It is fully functional and shoots fast and strong!
I didnt make it to detailed because i figured that would not be correct for a common soldiers bow.
I look forward to comments from experienced builders to hear what u think!
Unfortunatly i couldnt do without some screws for the lockplates and "arrowclip" but i hope u forgive me!
Most parts were made by hammer and fire, including artowheads.
Some parts like te thing u place ur foot in are strip-metal but with riffets to join them.
The blade is a piece of car spring blade(dunno the name).
The arrows i made and fletched myself, they shoot really nice.
Hardwood nut, and other pieces.
Made u curious? I'll try to upload pictures as fast as poasible!
Thanks for the inspiration amd facts!