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

Latest topics

» Crossbow with built in lever?
by Geezer Yesterday at 9:00 pm

» Chinese crossbow with auxiliary string?
by stm2010 Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:48 am

» 15th century saxon prods
by Geezer Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:34 am

» Yet another one
by jocky Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:09 am

» Crusader crossbow
by c sitas Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:41 pm

» 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

» 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


    Another new member

    Share
    avatar
    kiltedcelt
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 91
    Join date : 2010-02-17

    Another new member

    Post by kiltedcelt on Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:25 pm

    I've built one medieval crossbow so far. It was primarily a learning experience - sort of a "Can I do this?" kind of thing. Anyway, I have plans to build two new crossbows which will be much more elaborate than the one in the attached photo. Anyway, I'm hoping some of the more experienced members on here can give some advice as I begin these new projects.

    avatar
    Jason D
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 33
    Join date : 2010-01-14
    Location : Alberta, Canada

    Re: Another new member

    Post by Jason D on Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:47 pm

    Hello,
    I've seen your crossbow before on one of the archery boards, you should really post the description of your build over in the Crossbow Workshop. It is a story that should be told here, you have built a very attractive piece, and the way you overcame some of the issues are very interesting.

    P.S. Welcome
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

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

    Re: Another new member

    Post by Ivo on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:23 am

    Good Day and Welcome kiltedcelt!

    Jason said it..I've also seen your crossbow before...literally it went around the world in the world wide web...I've seen discussions where people were debating whether it was an authentic reproduction, criticism and compliments all in one boiling pot. Very Happy

    Again I second Jason on that it would be awesome if you posted the process in the Crossbow Workshop. Very nice and clean build kiltedcelt! cheers

    Welcome to the Arbalist! Welcome

    Ivo
    avatar
    kiltedcelt
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 91
    Join date : 2010-02-17

    Re: Another new member

    Post by kiltedcelt on Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:48 pm

    Ivo,

    I'm curious about these other discussions you mention. If I remember correctly, I only posted the crossbow photos on Paleoplanet and Primitive Archer. I do remember it was met with some pretty mixed reviews on those sites, but then again they're dedicated to bows and mostly primitive ones at that. I like that there's a forum dedicated specifically crossbows. Anyway, please do enlighten me as to these interesting discussions regarding my bow. As to more detailed information, I'll post something over in the other section in a few days. Right now I'm recovering my main laptop from some hardware replacements along with a complete reinstall of XP.
    avatar
    Ivo
    Admin
    Admin

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

    Re: Another new member

    Post by Ivo on Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:10 am

    The work is very VERY neat and there is not a doubt in the world about it's functionality, details like inlay and clean lines were admired.

    The more Historical guys were of coarse having a blast saying one thing...and that it was not authentic stuff...but then again said that it was certainly a clean functional piece.

    These complements and critics were on another (Russian)crossbow building forum, so that's what I meant when I said "around the world" and I wouldn't be surprised if a picture of your work has made it's way into some small discussion group that we don't know about yet. Smile

    I'll be glad to see your build in the workshop section...also good luck with your computers, I had to send all of mine out to repair as well and only received them recently.

    Good Day,

    Ivo




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

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 91
    Join date : 2010-02-17

    Re: Another new member

    Post by kiltedcelt on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 pm

    Ivo,

    That's interesting. Funny how something like that can get all over the 'net. Anyway, the two new bows I'll be working on will be much more historically accurate. I'll endeavor to post photos throughout the construction of those two bows so people on here can follow along. I didn't take any photos of my first crossbow during its construction, however I do have several more shots that are far more detailed. Additionally, I can also explain how and why I did some of the things that I did and where I made some mistakes and such. I should be able to post about that some time this weekend. Computer is all fixed and running fine now.
    avatar
    Lightly
    Master Crossbowyer
    Master Crossbowyer

    Posts : 199
    Join date : 2010-01-12
    Age : 57
    Location : Austin, Tx

    Re: Another new member

    Post by Lightly on Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:14 am

    Kiltedcelt,

    I would very much like to see your new bows as they come out, and more detailed photos of the bow at the top.
    How did you tie on that prod? I like the look of it and would love to see a close up of that, as well. I guess these would go up in the crossbow workshop part of this forum? Maybe I should have looked there before writing!

    But, yes, certainly! More photos!

    Sponsored content

    Re: Another new member

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:08 am