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    Post by Todd the archer on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:27 pm

    Got a plain crossbow that is stripped of all the fancy trimmings:

    Dark Walnut tiller

    commonly available tiawan prod "150" closer to 120~125 pounds

    Chronographed 196 fps with 475 grain arrow

    tickler with finger grooves, no saftey.

    Bolt on stirrup that holds the wedges in place for the prod. Simple to remove for shipping.

    Think it has a beauty all it's own.







    Last pic shows glued in side plate

    200.00 plus shipping

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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by jds6 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:54 pm

    Todd;
    Nice bow. Tickler is pretty cool in itself, like the finger grooves!
    Is the nut walnut also?
    If not to much trouble try to post a few more pics, would like to see more of the wood grain.

    Simple yes, but gets the job done!!!! Very nice indeed sir.


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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by shiloh on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:07 pm

    That is very cool, beauty in simplicity, love the grain pattern in the grain aft of the nut, last pic, burly curly, my favorite brand of walnut, the use of plain walnut should be out-lawed. Smile

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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by Stonedog on Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:05 pm

    I love the "workingman's" style of most things...and this is no exception!
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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:23 am

    The nut is made from walnut as well, and the tiller is finished with tru-oil.

    Will try to post more picture to show the grain better.

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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by kenh on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:02 am

    Nice job Todd. Clean and simple.
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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by Taxus on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 am

    Good work, an elegant tiller and some very nice grain in that walnut.
    I may try making my own bow with a fiberglass prod to keep costs down as this one looks rather nice.
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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:04 pm

    Some more pictures in better light.







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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by robert.collard.5 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:12 am

    Todd, I'd be surprised if this were not sold already. Any extras like goats foot, quarrels, etc.? If not sold, what would the shipping rate be to the following address?
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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:30 pm

    Yes, I still have it for sale. I think shipping will be around 20.00 but will double check tomorrow.

    I do have some arrow/bolts/quarrels I can throw in. No goats foot but not too difficult to cock by hand. If needed one could use a rope cocker but it will need a groove filed at the end of the tiller.

    Should mention again it has no saftey so depending on your use you have to be cafeful when handling it. There are ways of incorporating one if needed.

    Any other questions I will do my best to answer them.

    Thanks for inquiring, Todd
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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by robert.collard.5 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:50 pm

    I will need a mailing address too. My payment preference is a money order. Drop whatever you can spare in the package, it will give me ideas for making my own bolts, mainly for target. I practice with a group from the SCA. I have not joined yet, but, they are a great bunch of people. Lack of safety is not an issue. I love the grain in that wood and it will be a good start to work on, I am not a craftsman and you have done that hardest part.
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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:00 pm

    Okay. Let me double check shipping and I"ll get back to you tomorrow.

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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:59 pm

    Hi Bob, sent you a private message.

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    Post by robert.collard.5 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:40 pm

    Todd the archer wrote:Hi Bob, sent you a private message.

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    Post by robert.collard.5 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:57 pm

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    Re: working mans medieval crossbow

    Post by tacoga on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:42 am

    I really liked your "working mans " crossbow. Some times the simplest is the most effective

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