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    RobbieOfSherwood
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    Post by RobbieOfSherwood on Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:08 pm

    Hi, my name is Robbie and I have an obsession with medieval times that has driven me here. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the first steps I need to take to get started on building a crossbow. I've no clue where to start, but I'm hoping that once I do, I'll be able to get expert at it. Thanks to anyone who helps out!
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    Re: Hello, I'm a noob.

    Post by Todd the archer on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:18 am

    Welcome, you could start by looking at the plans from Alchem Inc.

    http://www.alcheminc.com/plan.gif

    Of course you will find lots of info and inspiration on this site as well. If you have any questions there are plenty of good people here who would happy to assist you.



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    Post by chaz on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:59 am

    Robbie,

    Welcome. You are at the right place, a most facinating place for knowledge of crossbows. Be sure and check out all the info on the home page. You'll find everyone very encouraging and helpful with info. and ideas.

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    Re: Hello, I'm a noob.

    Post by kenh on Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:29 pm

    Read the Glossary listed on the right side of this page, so that when you ask questions you'll use terms that everyone understands.

    Decide on a region and period -- 15th century Flemish for example. The look on the New World Arbalest site (also on the right of this page) and study the various tiller profiles that Iolo/Geezer shows there relating to different periods/places, and see what turns you on.

    Another place that sells everything you'll need (except the wood for the tiller) is www.slobowcrossbows.com

    Read everything in the Medieval section here, and you'll find answers to questions that you did not even know needed to be asked

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