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» Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow
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» Want to build modern target crossbow
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» starting a 1400's replica
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» New Medieval just about finished
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» How do I tune this
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» Plans and materials for my first build
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» Bolt rest
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» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
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» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
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» Late medieval tournament distances?
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» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
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» Crossbow Books
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» 95lb ancient crossbow shot faster than 960lb medieval
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» best type of horn to use..
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» re-introduction
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» 4 fletch question
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» fix bolts
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» Reverse draw compound bow build
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» New Build for 2020
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» Spanning bench ideas
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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, ... , 4, 5109Ivo10897View latest post Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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No new posts  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10202View latest post Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
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No new posts  Sticky:  Crossbow Books 1, 242Ivo10734View latest post Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:46 pm
by Andy.
No new posts  Sticky:  Crossbow triggers 

Trigger-work videos, diagrams, design discussion.

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101Pavise13991View latest post Mon May 14, 2018 1:41 pm
by Croftage
No new posts  Sticky:  Trigger safety designs 1, 229Teagus10383View latest post Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:22 am
by Geezer
No new posts  Sticky:  Custom Shoulder Stock Ideas - Videos, Pictures, Plans/Diagrams 22Ivo10728View latest post Thu May 03, 2012 4:52 am
by Ivo
No new posts  Sticky:  Levers, cranks, and other spanning devices. 1, 227Admin10761View latest post Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:54 am
by jeep
No new posts  Sticky:  Collapsible/Folding Shoulder Stocks 5Ivo10004View latest post Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:56 pm
by Ivo
No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 5Arcuballista3123View 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 Song1424View 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? 4banuvatt864View latest post Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:06 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 4Arcuballista776View latest post Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:25 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 1Arcuballista590View latest post Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 5Arcuballista864View latest post Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:26 pm
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Length of End Loops for Prod String?  3banuvatt588View latest post Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:46 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Nut Diagram 3banuvatt912View 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.

4banuvatt818View latest post Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:16 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   how made homemade (reverse) crossbow ? 1, 2, 361ali.j10150View latest post Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:08 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Hornbeam Prod 

Questions about hornbeam

8GodricSwin800View latest post Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:18 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   home-made bolt heads 

anyone make their own bolt-heads?

2stuckinthemud1642View latest post Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 pm
by OrienM
No new posts   measuring speed 

anyone know of audio measurement apps still available

3stuckinthemud1559View latest post Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:31 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   where to find antler for nut construction 16victortkz1084View latest post Sat May 25, 2019 10:47 am
by victortkz
No new posts   Steel prod - unknown draw weight 4Cornerstone996View latest post Sat May 25, 2019 3:07 am
by Cornerstone
No new posts   Chinese Han Dynasty Crossbow 300lbs 20" powerstroke 3Chinesecrossbowman21175View latest post Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:56 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Need some help with a Reverse Draw Crossbow  11JacobL1302View latest post Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods 4SAW37771230View latest post Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:13 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Wooden Crossbows - Seeking Info 7toyotally1763View 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

8Ivanhoe1251View latest post Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:50 am
by Ivanhoe
No new posts   Nut from a pool que ball? 1, 230chaz6559View 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  24globalmark1158View latest post Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am
by globalmark
No new posts   String traps bolt to tiller when loosed 1Celtic Archer710View latest post Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod 5JacobL1376View 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.

4JacobL782View latest post Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   MISFIRES! ...String passing underneath bolt! 15Warbowman1433View 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 Archer1460View 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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36mb47565View latest post Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm
by John Edgerton
No new posts   Prod specs 1, 226Onager Lovac4871View latest post Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Fixing a bad delflex 10Daniel Levesque1148View 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 Song1557View 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

3Arden7271638View latest post Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Restoration 5Onager Lovac806View 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 Greenaway1121View latest post Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:31 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Question about prod specs 22Daniel Levesque1399View latest post Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   my 2016 homemade crossbow 

reverse draw crossbow

1ali.j4304View latest post Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:35 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Aluminum sear plate for an under-100lb crossbow? 8Xamllew2077View latest post Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:04 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My Newest Crossbow 11Onager Lovac2382View latest post Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:16 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Hex Nut Plinking Bolts 17Xamllew2263View latest post Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:03 am
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   Wood Prods 

Questions concerning wood prods

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50GodricSwin10007View latest post Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:50 am
by hullutiedemies
No new posts   Reinforcing a Wooden Nut 8Xamllew1680View 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.

6prisco25741886View latest post Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:22 am
by Andy.
No new posts   Homemade Crossbow 

Plans for a homemade crossbow

21Vince5925View latest post Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:28 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Nylon as Nut Material 1Levnerad1217View latest post Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:28 pm
by phuphuphnik
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