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» fix bolts
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» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
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» New Build for 2020
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» how to Build a non Chinese repeating crossbow?
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» Fascinating reconstruction
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» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
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» Anyone make their own bolts?
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» Cocking via moving the bow.
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» Claw crossbow prototype
by Phil Abrahams Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:20 am

» Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed
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» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:31 pm

» Finish on lashings
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» Look what the smith sent
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» Covid 19 and crossbow builders
by kenh Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:22 am

» Crossbow accuracy
by Geezer Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:51 am

» How do you feel about miniature crossbows?
by El Zurdo Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:21 am

» Just finished my windlass crossbow!
by Dennis Greenaway Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:01 pm

» Sinew backed crossbow prod tillering. Update and questions.
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:43 am

» snakeskin not birch bark on composite bows in medieval period
by Cornerstone Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:50 pm

» two axle mechanism makers/accurate plans?
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:34 am

» Stonebow Buildalong
by banuvatt Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:00 pm

» How to Attach a PVC Prod to a Stock?
by banuvatt Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:22 am

» finally started my first composite bow
by stuckinthemud1 Fri May 29, 2020 12:40 am

» AMAZING MINI CROSSBOW code name KillCovid-19
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» Draw length ash lath
by banuvatt Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:47 am


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No new posts  Global announcement:  The Arbalist Guild - Around the World 1, 2, ... , 4, 5109Ivo10888View latest post on 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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No new posts  Sticky:  Trigger safety designs 1, 229Teagus10377View latest post on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:22 am
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No new posts  Sticky:  Levers, cranks, and other spanning devices. 1, 227Admin10751View latest post on Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:54 am
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No new posts  Sticky:  Collapsible/Folding Shoulder Stocks 5Ivo10004View latest post on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:56 pm
by Ivo
No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 5Arcuballista1256View latest post on 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 Song738View latest post on 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? 4banuvatt703View latest post on Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:06 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 4Arcuballista631View latest post on Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:25 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   Question regarding the goat’s foot lever 1Arcuballista500View latest post on Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Just finished my windlass crossbow! 5Arcuballista670View latest post on Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:26 pm
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Length of End Loops for Prod String?  3banuvatt490View latest post on Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:46 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Nut Diagram 3banuvatt697View latest post on 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.

4banuvatt671View latest post on Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:16 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   how made homemade (reverse) crossbow ? 1, 2, 361ali.j10147View latest post on Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:08 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Hornbeam Prod 

Questions about hornbeam

8GodricSwin670View latest post on Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:18 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   home-made bolt heads 

anyone make their own bolt-heads?

2stuckinthemud1539View latest post on Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:42 pm
by OrienM
No new posts   measuring speed 

anyone know of audio measurement apps still available

3stuckinthemud1486View latest post on Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:31 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   where to find antler for nut construction 16victortkz901View latest post on Sat May 25, 2019 10:47 am
by victortkz
No new posts   Steel prod - unknown draw weight 4Cornerstone835View latest post on Sat May 25, 2019 3:07 am
by Cornerstone
No new posts   Chinese Han Dynasty Crossbow 300lbs 20" powerstroke 3Chinesecrossbowman2897View latest post on Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:56 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Need some help with a Reverse Draw Crossbow  11JacobL1090View latest post on Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:02 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   What string material is safe for Alchem Steel prods 4SAW37771108View latest post on Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:13 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Wooden Crossbows - Seeking Info 7toyotally1580View latest post on 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, 230chaz6275View latest post on Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:29 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Do all triggers Have claws - what types and claw or no claw  24globalmark1007View latest post on Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:19 am
by globalmark
No new posts   String traps bolt to tiller when loosed 1Celtic Archer618View latest post on Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Help Needed with Bullet Crossbow Prod 5JacobL1238View latest post on 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.

4JacobL689View latest post on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:31 pm
by JacobL
No new posts   MISFIRES! ...String passing underneath bolt! 15Warbowman1195View latest post on 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 Archer1362View latest post on 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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36mb45760View latest post on Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:38 pm
by John Edgerton
No new posts   Prod specs 1, 226Onager Lovac4490View latest post on Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Fixing a bad delflex 10Daniel Levesque1071View latest post on 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 Song1339View latest post on 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

3Arden7271487View latest post on Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Restoration 5Onager Lovac722View latest post on 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 Greenaway1010View latest post on Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:31 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Question about prod specs 22Daniel Levesque1302View latest post on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:57 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   my 2016 homemade crossbow 

reverse draw crossbow

1ali.j3853View latest post on Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:35 am
by ali.j
No new posts   Aluminum sear plate for an under-100lb crossbow? 8Xamllew1969View latest post on Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:04 am
by Geezer
No new posts   My Newest Crossbow 11Onager Lovac2122View latest post on Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:16 pm
by Onager Lovac
No new posts   Hex Nut Plinking Bolts 17Xamllew2160View latest post on Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:03 am
by phuphuphnik
No new posts   Wood Prods 

Questions concerning wood prods

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50GodricSwin10001View latest post on Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:50 am
by hullutiedemies
No new posts   Reinforcing a Wooden Nut 8Xamllew1601View latest post on 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.

6prisco25741793View latest post on Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:22 am
by Andy.
No new posts   Homemade Crossbow 

Plans for a homemade crossbow

21Vince5710View latest post on Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:28 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Nylon as Nut Material 1Levnerad1142View latest post on Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:28 pm
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