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

Latest topics

» Medieval composite bows
by OrienM Today at 3:29 pm

» Medieval bowyer
by Dark Factor Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:30 pm

» New crossbow builder
by wjbates1430 Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:10 pm

» Airsoft Crossbow-Finished at Last!
by JacobL Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:27 pm

» Powermaster Madness
by c sitas Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:41 am

» Powermaster
by c sitas Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:58 am

» Best wood for a novice?
by Geezer Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 am

» Adding a steel sear insert?
by Geezer Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:13 am

» Great Machines
by c sitas Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:39 pm

» Medieval Crossbow Bolts DIY Question
by Rumburak Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:17 pm

» Berkhamsted Castle and Glasgow Museum wooden prod crossbow
by Juniper Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:54 pm

» Beware of Alchem
by Archer46176 Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:33 pm

» How to measure and cut leather for prod
by Celtic Archer Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:56 pm

» Crossbow with built in lever?
by John Edgerton Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm

» Of Bows and Torsion Engines
by JacobL Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:03 pm

» Early Lever and pin Crossbow
by topfmine Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 am

» Crusader crossbow
by topfmine Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:53 am

» First Efforts
by rickraedeke Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:25 am

» aluminum prod
by Phil Abrahams Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:38 am

» First whitetail buck taken with medieval crossbow
by Phil Abrahams Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:38 am

» Airsoft Crossbow
by JacobL Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:11 pm

» Questions about steel prod specs
by JacobL Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:25 pm

» Faking a medieval composite crossbow prod.
by JacobL Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:13 pm

» Airsoft Bow
by JacobL Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:56 pm

» Hello All!
by JacobL Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:54 pm


    First Cross bow

    Share

    Guest
    Guest

    First Cross bow

    Post by Guest on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:56 am

    deletion


    Last edited by Gui on Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:16 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : deletion)
    avatar
    Basilisk120
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Posts : 548
    Join date : 2010-03-01
    Age : 38
    Location : Arizona

    Re: First Cross bow

    Post by Basilisk120 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:55 am

    Looks excellent. The side plate and inlet work look great on them.

    I see you had the same problem of the Alchem prod cutting your string. Effective way of handling it.



    Something Something Dark Side

    Guest
    Guest

    Re: First Cross bow

    Post by Guest on Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:33 am

    Thanks.

    Yes, the original string was Alchem and it did that strange thing of somehow inverting the bow i.e. the string ended up in front of the stock after firing it's 6th shot!! Pulling it back, next shot it snapped at one of the bow loops. Made that one myself a little shorter with more cords and has worked fine (you just know it'll snap now I've written that Wink
    avatar
    Gnome
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 404
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 53
    Location : Capitol Area Maryland

    Re: First Cross bow

    Post by Gnome on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:47 pm

    Very nice, Gui! Ambitious for a first go. Love the brass track. I have two weapons using the same Alchem prod as yours, pretty similar mechanically except one has the brass track and one has polished oak. The brass gets you a big speed boost. It's been quiet on the forum this summer, it's nice to meet a new member and see some great new work.

    Gnome

    Sponsored content

    Re: First Cross bow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:30 pm