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    medival crossbows

    Post by cesoir45 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:14 pm

    For my drafting class, our professor has given us a project for a mid-term to draw something out of the medieval times. I was going to draw a thumb screw, but I think I want to try something a little more challenging. Like a cross bow. If anyone can direct me to where I might find a good diagram of one that would be great. I don't even need dimensions, if a can get a good view of how the locking mechanism works, and some different types of crossbows I can figure up dimensions. A quick response would be helpful because I am going to do an ortho and a front ,top and, side view of the thumb screw then I have to do an alternate drawing of the crossbow to see if he will let me change my project. Rick Smith

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    Re: medival crossbows

    Post by robert.collard.5 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:26 pm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DaVinci_Crossbow.JPG
    http://thearbalistguild.forumotion.com/t910-working-mans-medieval-crossbow


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    Re: medival crossbows

    Post by Hotspur on Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:42 pm

    Hi Rick,
    Here is a basic plan:
    http://www.alcheminc.com/plan.gif

    Some good pics:
    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7457
    http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=7516&page=2&pp=30

    Another good website:
    http://forum.arbalet.info/viewforum.php?f=1

    All the best and good luck with your project.
    Ernest

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    Re: medival crossbows

    Post by kenh on Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:22 pm

    Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey's The Crossbow Book is a very complete reference with lots of wonderful sketches and diagrams:

    http://www.crossbowbook.com/

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