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

Latest topics

» Faking a medieval composite crossbow prod.
by kenh Today at 5:59 am

» Padre Island Bow
by Geezer Yesterday at 12:14 pm

» Blocked pictures by Photobucket
by Crossbowmen Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:33 pm

» Geezer website?
by Geezer Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:01 pm

» Could I get advise on order of operations?
by Bs1110101 Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 am

» Renaissance Sporting crossbow
by chaz Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:22 am

» Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
by Agniznag Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:26 pm

» The Arbalist Guild - Around the World
by Agniznag Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:56 am

» Questions about steel prod specs
by Daniel Levesque Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:58 am

» aluminum prod
by Geezer Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:50 am

» opinions please
by Geezer Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:19 pm

» Hello all!
by Tarzan65 Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:54 am

» Yet another one
by Daniel Levesque Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:37 am

» Renaissance peep sight
by kenh Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:48 am

» Crossbow with built in lever?
by kenh Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:24 am

» 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

» 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

» 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


    first post here

    Share

    fiddler49
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 19
    Join date : 2012-06-16

    first post here

    Post by fiddler49 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:19 am

    Hello from Anchorage ,Alaska
    I'm a trad archer, build my own bows an arrows, also do some blacksmithing
    Been playing the fiddle for 32 years, lived in Alaska since 1968. Hunt, fish, ski, kayak,
    All the outdoor stuff. I post a lot on Paleoplanet and have about 16 articles on Primitiveways. Did a lot of mountaineering in my youth, 64 years old, 3 sons, 5 grand kids. I read Ralph Pain Gallway's book" The Cross Bow" about 15 years ago and built the 600 lb steel prod bow he describes in the book. After shooting it a bit I broke the string and my wood windless and hung the bow on the wall. Just recently I've realized I have a lot more skills under my belt, so I took down the cross bow, built a new Dynema string,
    made a new metal windless, then made a cocking lever, rear sight and brass bolt keeper. The bow is now much easier and faster to cock and load. My bolts weight about 2 1/2 oz. out of 1/2" poplar dowel x 16" long. The bow shoots much faster than it did with the heavy thick hemp string I originally had on it. I'll try to post some pics cheers fiddler49

      Current date/time is Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:43 am