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

Latest topics

» Chinese crossbow with auxiliary string?
by Geezer Today at 10:08 pm

» Crusader crossbow
by c sitas Today at 9:41 pm

» Yet another one
by Daniel Levesque Today at 11:51 am

» Whamo showed up, prod replacement ideas
by kenh Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:25 pm

» Renaissance Sporting crossbow
by tony a Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:10 am

» 15th century saxon prods
by Geezer Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:46 pm

» loose laminate issues
by c sitas Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:42 am

» Of Bows and Torsion Engines
by c sitas Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:55 pm

» My second crossbow
by Daniel Levesque Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:48 am

» Need to locate Windlass Crossbow, pre 1600, in Rome, Venice, or Florence
by 8fingers Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:24 pm

» Crossbow Projectiles
by Geezer Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:10 pm

» Greetings!
by OnlyHuman Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:40 am

» Anyone know what this is?
by Yuki23emma Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:54 pm

» Prod specs
by Onager Lovac Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm

» Finished Crossbow
by kenh Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:34 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by Turnigy Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:25 pm

» Reverse draw "compound" build
by Turnigy Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:20 pm

» Casting Resource
by White Oak Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 am

» The Road so far......
by White Oak Mon May 29, 2017 7:17 am

» GLOSSARY OF TERMS
by Onager Lovac Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm

» Hello from Maine
by White Oak Sun May 21, 2017 11:06 pm

» Leonardo Da Vinci string with suport-rolls
by Oppenheimer Tue May 16, 2017 11:40 am

» Compact repeating compound project
by Phil Abrahams Mon May 08, 2017 2:10 pm

» Trying to reduce the power stroke in my next project
by octavioaugusto.oliveira Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:27 pm

» Its good to be back!!
by Juan galeano Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:31 am


    Can you imagine if we would do everything we could do?

    Share
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 29
    Location : NJ, USA

    Can you imagine if we would do everything we could do?

    Post by Ivo on Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:33 pm

    Hey guys, there has been some talk in the underground about our forum having contests, meet-ups, setting up an online store with kits and supplies, and even offering free supplies to support the buildalong guys.

    It's a long shot and is only in it's planing phase, but I think it has some potential a might boost the community to new levels. Only question is - What would you like see on it?

    Again, unfortunately none of this is even close to happening, but I thought I'd throw the ideas your way and perhaps we can get some ideas pushing towards making it reality.

    Personally, I'm not so interested in the financial side of it (I already have a donkey I'm fighting with business wise tongue ), as I am interested in the possibilities this will spawn for our community. I remember forums like ours having little fun events...I like that stuff and would like to bring back that spirit. Very Happy

    Though I admit, I'm a busy guy and can't always wrap my head around everything that's going on at one time...but I really try to participate as much as I can and help the community grow. Luckily, with the community growing I've got to know many of you and you have gained my utmost attention drunken , so I think with minds all put together we can power through this project together and give our "tribe" a little push, haha!

    All I would like to hear is what you guys want/need/look forward to in this community. I'm talking about "fun", it's the greatest thing to have, so why not have some? Let me know about the things you want to see this community do..."start small - dream big" Very Happy

    Ivo




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

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 490
    Join date : 2011-01-12

    Re: Can you imagine if we would do everything we could do?

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:34 am

    Over at Primitive Archer, they have a bow of the month contest, but not sure that kind of thing is applicable to what we do, the length of time it takes to build a crossbow, or the number of member of this forum.

    Meetups might be cool. We are scattered all over the world, but some of us probably live within driving distance of others. I put on a major stone age skills event each second Saturday of October, and had over 200 come last year. The primary focus is the atlatl and dart, bolas, primitive archery, and general skills such as traps and friction fire making. This year, we are finishing an outdoor archery range, and I am thinking of adding a medieval archery and crossbow event. Anyone on this forum is of course very welcome to come and play. It is a free event, with plenty of parking and three indoor restrooms Smile

    Dane
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 29
    Location : NJ, USA

    Re: Can you imagine if we would do everything we could do?

    Post by Ivo on Wed May 02, 2012 3:32 pm

    That sounds fantastic, a chance to hang with the trad archery crowd would be awesome. That's actually something of a goal to me, to bring the two groups together.

    You say you're in LA?

    We can put it on the calendar of events, so it'll pop up when it's on. Smile

    Anything else guys? C'mon, Roll in the Cannons!!! bom What's happening with the flight shoots? Where is the ballista crowd? What's the calendar for SCA events?

    Ivo




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

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 490
    Join date : 2011-01-12

    Re: Can you imagine if we would do everything we could do?

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Wed May 02, 2012 3:36 pm

    I live in Western Massachusetts. I grew up in LA, though.

    I'll send you detailed info on the stone age event a bit later, thanks for the offer, Ivo.

    Dane
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 1041
    Join date : 2009-11-25
    Age : 29
    Location : NJ, USA

    Re: Can you imagine if we would do everything we could do?

    Post by Ivo on Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 pm

    Very Happy

    Oh, almost forgot...I do plan on having contests on here with prizes and all that good stuff...and I might be able to remedy the bit with the build time. Wink Abo is testing my trigger right now and I'm talking with Basilisk about finding a small machining company that would be willing to work with us to make some parts...perhaps some historically correct set triggers and such to get some sweet builds rolling. As I mentioned I want to throw out everything from single parts to full U-Finish kits into the community to get things rolling.

    Right now I got materials ready for a dupli-carver similar to this little guy...



    So the U-Finish bows are happening eventually. Can't wait to carve some 18th crossbow blanks and trigger kits for you guys. drunken


    As well as some crazy modern stuff...



    Did someone say Halo...I swear I heard someone say it. Shocked Laughing

    Anyway...Should speed somethings up, no? Laughing ...but first gotta finish some stuff I promised earlier to some guys on here.
    Blangas's trigger for example.

    I'll try to get the topic up today...that's one project that is an opponent battle with who is worth a thousand before him.

    Ivo




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

    Sponsored content

    Re: Can you imagine if we would do everything we could do?

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:06 pm