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» Bolt rest
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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, 5109Ivo10899View latest post Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:18 am
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No new posts  Sticky:  Crossbow triggers 

Trigger-work videos, diagrams, design discussion.

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101Pavise14000View latest post Mon May 14, 2018 1:41 pm
by Croftage
No new posts  Sticky:  Trigger safety designs 1, 229Teagus10384View latest post Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:22 am
by Geezer
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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! 5Arcuballista3432View 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 Song1700View 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? 4banuvatt1002View latest post Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:06 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 4Arcuballista846View latest post Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:25 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 1Arcuballista639View latest post Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 5Arcuballista962View latest post Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:26 pm
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Length of End Loops for Prod String?  3banuvatt664View latest post Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:46 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Nut Diagram 3banuvatt1062View 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.

4banuvatt875View 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

8GodricSwin867View latest post Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:18 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   home-made bolt heads 

anyone make their own bolt-heads?

2stuckinthemud1690View latest post Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 pm
by OrienM
No new posts   measuring speed 

anyone know of audio measurement apps still available

3stuckinthemud1590View latest post Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:31 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   where to find antler for nut construction 16victortkz1155View latest post Sat May 25, 2019 10:47 am
by victortkz
No new posts   Steel prod - unknown draw weight 4Cornerstone1038View latest post Sat May 25, 2019 3:07 am
by Cornerstone
No new posts   Chinese Han Dynasty Crossbow 300lbs 20" powerstroke 3Chinesecrossbowman21258View latest post Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:56 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Need some help with a Reverse Draw Crossbow  11JacobL1382View latest post Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods 4SAW37771291View latest post Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:13 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Wooden Crossbows - Seeking Info 7toyotally1835View 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

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by Ivanhoe
No new posts   Nut from a pool que ball? 1, 230chaz6665View 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  24globalmark1244View latest post Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am
by globalmark
No new posts   String traps bolt to tiller when loosed 1Celtic Archer736View latest post Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod 5JacobL1448View 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.

4JacobL803View latest post Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   MISFIRES! ...String passing underneath bolt! 15Warbowman1587View 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 Archer1495View 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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36mb48274View latest post Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm
by John Edgerton
No new posts   Prod specs 1, 226Onager Lovac5000View latest post Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Fixing a bad delflex 10Daniel Levesque1181View 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 Song1671View 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

3Arden7271698View latest post Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Restoration 5Onager Lovac840View 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 Greenaway1163View latest post Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:31 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Question about prod specs 22Daniel Levesque1431View latest post Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   my 2016 homemade crossbow 

reverse draw crossbow

1ali.j4503View latest post Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:35 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Aluminum sear plate for an under-100lb crossbow? 8Xamllew2116View latest post Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:04 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My Newest Crossbow 11Onager Lovac2500View latest post Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:16 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Hex Nut Plinking Bolts 17Xamllew2295View 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 8Xamllew1714View 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.

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by Andy.
No new posts   Homemade Crossbow 

Plans for a homemade crossbow

21Vince5978View latest post Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:28 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Nylon as Nut Material 1Levnerad1247View latest post Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:28 pm
by phuphuphnik
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