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    Latchet Crossbow build along by Leo Todeschini

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    Latchet Crossbow build along by Leo Todeschini

    Post by Basilisk120 on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:05 pm

    http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=27236

    Just thought I would pass this along. Tod is doing a build along of one of my favorite crossbow styles, the Latchet Crossbow, on My Armoury.

    That guy has some serious skill when it comes to building about anything medieval.



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    Re: Latchet Crossbow build along by Leo Todeschini

    Post by mac on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:27 am

    Basilisk120 wrote:
    That guy has some serious skill when it comes to building about anything medieval.

    It's a fact. Tod is a fine craftsman.

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    Re: Latchet Crossbow build along by Leo Todeschini

    Post by chaz on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:08 am

    Mac,

    Thanks for sharing ........ the metal work is wonderful....... the prod is beautiful ! Pretty interesting web site.

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    Re: Latchet Crossbow build along by Leo Todeschini

    Post by Taxus on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:14 pm

    An intersting crossbow and some great craftmanship there,the trigger mechanism especially.
    It's good to have someone with his skill willing to document and describe his builds.

    I've also met Tod a couple of times at a reenactors market near where I live and had the chance to view some of his 'munitions grade' crossbows there and get some advice on building my own.
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    Re: Latchet Crossbow build along by Leo Todeschini

    Post by Basilisk120 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:23 pm

    Here is a video of the bow in action. Looks nice but has almost no power stroke.



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    Re: Latchet Crossbow build along by Leo Todeschini

    Post by mac on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:12 pm

    Basilisk120 wrote: Looks nice but has almost no power stroke.


    The stroke only seems short when you compare it to bows with thinner limbs. This is a pretty stout little bow. I have the feeling that he has pretty much nailed the working proportions. I think if he tried to get a longer stroke out of it, the safe working life of the limbs would be greatly reduced.

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    Re: Latchet Crossbow build along by Leo Todeschini

    Post by Basilisk120 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:41 pm

    Mac - I agree. The bow is using limb strength instead of draw length to get some speed but it just looks odd. But it just compared to what I'm used to seeing.



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