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

Latest topics

» Stonebow Buildalong
by banuvatt Yesterday at 10:20 am

» Can anyone help me ID this?
by Geezer Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:30 pm

» Mad Max "Road Warrior" build
by jungblut Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:21 am

» Just finished my windlass crossbow!
by Dennis Greenaway Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:09 pm

» First Build
by banuvatt Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:00 am

» How to lash on a lath?
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am

» Question regarding the goat’s foot lever
by Wildtech Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:25 pm

» Any one seen a string release like this?
by tallpine Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:10 pm

» PVC pipe prod: Normal or loose laminate?
by banuvatt Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:37 pm

» swiss national museum crossbow IN-46
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am

» Question regarding the goat’s foot lever
by Geezer Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:16 pm

» Just finished my windlass crossbow!
by Arcuballista Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:26 pm

» How to Test the Breaking Strength of a Matieral for a Bow String?
by banuvatt Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:13 pm

» Compound twinbow pistol (posts vs pulleys)
by chaz Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:07 am

» Linen or Hemp String
by banuvatt Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:35 am

» Length of End Loops for Prod String?
by Geezer Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:46 am

» Nut Diagram
by banuvatt Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:53 pm

» 17th century stonebow school project
by banuvatt Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:46 pm

» swiss national museum crossbow LM-6010
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:29 pm

» what depth to Install a Prod and angle
by globalmark Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:42 am

» Tickler Dimensions?
by Geezer Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 pm

» Pins in Trigger Mechanisms
by Gnome Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:49 pm

» How To Make a Roller Nut?
by banuvatt Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:16 pm

» Roller Nut Size
by banuvatt Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:59 pm

» anyone know anything about this one - updated with new image
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 am


    Dragon Bow

    avatar
    Gemhund
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 17
    Join date : 2012-06-28
    Age : 64
    Location : Southern Netherlands

    Dragon Bow Empty Dragon Bow

    Post by Gemhund on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:22 am

    Dragon Bow IMG_2118
    Not sure if this is the right place to put this.
    I finished the Dragons cross bow yesterday.
    63 pieces, but the gemstone nuts have 3 pieces each, namely the nut, the tube and the gemstone. There are ten nuts so 30 pieces and this raises the total count.
    Dragon Bow IMG_2125
    Loaded and ready.
    Dragon Bow IMG_2127
    And being fitted.
    Dragon Bow IMG_2126
    The left side were the first bolts.
    The didn't work well.
    The black ones are carbon fiber and they work better.
    I still have to put the vanes in.
    They only 110mm long so they not so serious Smile
    I turned the tips from stainless steel.
    avatar
    chaz
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 306
    Join date : 2012-04-13
    Age : 71
    Location : Texas

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by chaz on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:18 am

    Gem.

    Very nice ! Wonderfully creative ! We may grow old, hopefully never grow up!

    Chaz
    stoneagebowyer
    stoneagebowyer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 490
    Join date : 2011-01-12

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:21 am

    Wow! What a wonderful piece! I am very impressed. That it functions just adds to the overall sculpture. And keep reminding you wife that this keeps you out of the bars and cavorting with loose women Smile That always works for me when I get "the look" from my wife.

    Dane
    avatar
    chaz
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 306
    Join date : 2012-04-13
    Age : 71
    Location : Texas

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by chaz on Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:39 am

    Gem,

    I understand this is a fantasy piece, however, if the bolt retainer clip was shortened a bit to say just in front of the roller nut you might have less drag on the bolt when it is fired, as it is now the drag is almost full length of the bolt. Observation only ....... not to be critical.

    Chaz
    avatar
    Gemhund
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 17
    Join date : 2012-06-28
    Age : 64
    Location : Southern Netherlands

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by Gemhund on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:23 am

    I hear you Chaz, and in fact I first made a shorter and cute retainer clip first, but the bolts would wobble during flight as to be really bad.( potentially nailing my parrot instead of the target)
    I think the bolt design and the actual design of the cross bow are both somewhat pedestrian.
    I have much to learn concerning that.
    Cheers, Hans
    stoneagebowyer
    stoneagebowyer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 490
    Join date : 2011-01-12

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:45 am

    Would perhaps making a bolt groove such as early crossbows featured help to stabilize the bolts? It looks to me like doing that modification may be difficult and perhaps ascetically unwanted though.

    Dane
    avatar
    chaz
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 306
    Join date : 2012-04-13
    Age : 71
    Location : Texas

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by chaz on Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:39 pm

    Gem.

    That would be a bad Japanese movie ........... FANTASY DRAGON VS. PARROT

    Chaz
    whiteraven
    whiteraven
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 89
    Join date : 2012-05-19
    Age : 40
    Location : Mesa, Arizona, USA

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by whiteraven on Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:55 pm

    This is Epic Cool!! Love it, I'll take 1. Smile
    avatar
    Gemhund
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 17
    Join date : 2012-06-28
    Age : 64
    Location : Southern Netherlands

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by Gemhund on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:19 pm

    Dragon Bow DragonCrossbowFinished2
    OK, just to end this thread.
    I finished the Dragon Bow last week.
    Dragon Bow DSCN7868
    Kinda difficult to photograph. It's got so many shiny points they tend to blur the detail.
    A white tent does a bit better.
    Dragon Bow IMG_2339
    Close up of the bow section. This thing suffered from 'mission creep. Namely, it was supposed to remain simple but it became more and more complicated.


    Dragon Bow IMG_2329
    The display case being made.
    Dragon Bow Pieces
    And finally, the components. I forgot the wings but anyway, over 500 components. As I said, mission creep.
    My next project is a Ballista, for which I have millions of questions. I'll ask them in the right forum though.
    Cheers, Hans
    stoneagebowyer
    stoneagebowyer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 490
    Join date : 2011-01-12

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by stoneagebowyer on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:12 pm

    Hans, this is gorgeous all the way around. The gemstones are stunning, but so is the entire work. I feel honored to be able to view your work, so thank you for sharing.

    Dane
    avatar
    chaz
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 306
    Join date : 2012-04-13
    Age : 71
    Location : Texas

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by chaz on Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:25 pm

    Hans,

    Contest over .............. everyone else can go home Awesome cannot even give your skills enough credit ..................BEAUTIFUL

    Chaz
    cowscankill
    cowscankill
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 9
    Join date : 2012-05-19
    Age : 24

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by cowscankill on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:12 pm

    Beautiful. Just amazing.
    ferdinand
    ferdinand
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 301
    Join date : 2012-04-24

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by ferdinand on Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:59 am

    love it!

    Sponsored content

    Dragon Bow Empty Re: Dragon Bow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:47 pm