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» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
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» Bad Antler
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» best type of horn to use..
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» Han Dynasty Chinese Crossbow
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» Drawing of Crossbow
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» "How To Make Everything": Early Crossbow
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» Black inlay
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» Roller nut details
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» 330#/7" wood bow
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» starting a 1400's replica
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» 18th century German crossbow reproduction
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» Josef alm in English
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» Medieval crossbow finished
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» Trigger mechanisms
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» Finish wooden stock
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» finish prod binding
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» What bolts do you use?
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Crossbow Building Resources & FAQ

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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, ... , 4, 5109Ivo10985View latest post Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10261View latest post Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
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by Andy.
No new posts  Sticky:  Crossbow triggers 

Trigger-work videos, diagrams, design discussion.

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101Pavise15048View latest post Mon May 14, 2018 1:41 pm
by Croftage
No new posts  Sticky:  Trigger safety designs 1, 229Teagus10568View latest post Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:22 am
by Geezer
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by jeep
No new posts  Sticky:  Collapsible/Folding Shoulder Stocks 5Ivo10031View latest post Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:56 pm
by Ivo
No new posts   Trigger testing Rig/Jig? 0ora8i121View latest post Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:13 pm
by ora8i
No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 5Arcuballista3726View latest post Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:01 pm
by Dennis Greenaway
No new posts   High Draw Weight PVC Crossbow Build 

In the design stage for a PVC hunting crossbow, are these specs doable?

4War Song2228View latest post Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:07 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   How to Test the Breaking Strength of a Matieral for a Bow String? 4banuvatt1256View latest post Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:06 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 4Arcuballista1027View latest post Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:25 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 1Arcuballista777View latest post Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 5Arcuballista1161View latest post Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:26 pm
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Length of End Loops for Prod String?  3banuvatt781View latest post Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:46 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Nut Diagram 3banuvatt1265View latest post Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:53 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   How To Make a Roller Nut?  

I have been having a hard time finding information on how to make a roller nut. I looked on the internet numerous of times but no one offers a detailed tutorial on how to.

4banuvatt1022View latest post Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:16 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   how made homemade (reverse) crossbow ? 1, 2, 361ali.j10753View latest post Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:08 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Hornbeam Prod 

Questions about hornbeam

8GodricSwin965View latest post Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:18 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   home-made bolt heads 

anyone make their own bolt-heads?

2stuckinthemud1810View latest post Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 pm
by OrienM
No new posts   measuring speed 

anyone know of audio measurement apps still available

3stuckinthemud1699View latest post Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:31 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   where to find antler for nut construction 16victortkz1267View latest post Sat May 25, 2019 10:47 am
by victortkz
No new posts   Steel prod - unknown draw weight 4Cornerstone1183View latest post Sat May 25, 2019 3:07 am
by Cornerstone
No new posts   Chinese Han Dynasty Crossbow 300lbs 20" powerstroke 3Chinesecrossbowman21524View latest post Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:56 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Need some help with a Reverse Draw Crossbow  11JacobL1606View latest post Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods 4SAW37771442View latest post Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:13 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Wooden Crossbows - Seeking Info 7toyotally2050View latest post Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:16 pm
by Franck
No new posts   Pump action crossbow (powerful) 

crossbows using a pump action system that is not weak

8Ivanhoe1546View latest post Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:50 am
by Ivanhoe
No new posts   Nut from a pool que ball? 1, 230chaz6919View latest post Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Do all triggers Have claws - what types and claw or no claw  24globalmark1386View latest post Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am
by globalmark
No new posts   String traps bolt to tiller when loosed 1Celtic Archer862View latest post Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod 5JacobL1619View latest post Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:43 pm
by Crossbowmen
No new posts   Crossbow Legality Help (Canada) 

Need some help figuring out if a certain design is legal or not.

4JacobL948View latest post Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   MISFIRES! ...String passing underneath bolt! 15Warbowman1936View latest post Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:18 pm
by Anatine Duo
No new posts   How to measure and cut leather for prod 

How do you measure and cut leather for an aluminum prod?

3Celtic Archer1597View latest post Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:56 pm
by Celtic Archer
No new posts   Crossbow with built in lever? 

Are there designs for crossbows with a built in spanning device?

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36mb49336View latest post Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm
by John Edgerton
No new posts   Prod specs 1, 226Onager Lovac5261View latest post Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Fixing a bad delflex 10Daniel Levesque1274View latest post Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:13 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   failure with a fiberglass tension bar loose laminate prod 

so my prod broke...

12War Song1877View latest post Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:52 pm
by War Song
No new posts   First Time Crossbow Building Questions 

Seeking advice for a potential first time crossbow maker

3Arden7271856View latest post Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Restoration 5Onager Lovac947View latest post Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:58 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Why did George Stevens glue a layer of linen to the prod and then wrap the prod in black tape? 

George Stevens Prod tapping, why?

2Dennis Greenaway1230View latest post Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:31 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Question about prod specs 22Daniel Levesque1560View latest post Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   my 2016 homemade crossbow 

reverse draw crossbow

1ali.j4889View latest post Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:35 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Aluminum sear plate for an under-100lb crossbow? 8Xamllew2250View latest post Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:04 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My Newest Crossbow 11Onager Lovac2916View latest post Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:16 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Hex Nut Plinking Bolts 17Xamllew2399View latest post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:03 am
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   Wood Prods 

Questions concerning wood prods

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50GodricSwin10218View latest post Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:50 am
by hullutiedemies
No new posts   Reinforcing a Wooden Nut 8Xamllew1827View latest post Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:38 am
by OrienM
No new posts   CROSSBOW 1 

This is the first spring that I make here is the lack precento details to finish but now almost ready.

6prisco25742024View latest post Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:22 am
by Andy.
No new posts   Homemade Crossbow 

Plans for a homemade crossbow

21Vince6178View latest post Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:28 pm
by c sitas
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