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» fix bolts
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» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
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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
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» Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed
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» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
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» Finish on lashings
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» Look what the smith sent
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» Covid 19 and crossbow builders
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» Crossbow accuracy
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» How do you feel about miniature crossbows?
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» Just finished my windlass crossbow!
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» Sinew backed crossbow prod tillering. Update and questions.
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» snakeskin not birch bark on composite bows in medieval period
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» two axle mechanism makers/accurate plans?
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» Stonebow Buildalong
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» How to Attach a PVC Prod to a Stock?
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» finally started my first composite bow
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» AMAZING MINI CROSSBOW code name KillCovid-19
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» Draw length ash lath
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Early & Medieval Crossbows

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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  Global announcement:  GLOSSARY OF TERMS 1, 244Ivo10199View latest post on Wed May 24, 2017 6:41 pm
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No new posts  Sticky:  Todd the Archer's Crossbow Kit 

First impressions of his prototype kit

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27Mr. Apol10436View latest post on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:42 pm
by Bs1110101
No new posts  Sticky:  XVI - XVII centuries Crossbow with Windlass 

A crossbow replica, I made about 3 years ago

14Mr SAM9999View latest post on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm
by ferdinand
No new posts  Sticky:  Medieval Crossbows: Photos, Drawings, Diagrams 1, 2, 371Mr SAM13329View latest post on Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:25 am
by Jonathan Waller
No new posts  Sticky:  Spanish Hunting Crossbow 10Mr SAM10079View latest post on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am
by Geezer
No new posts    fix bolts 5lyonsmayne104View latest post Yesterday at 7:52 pm
by lyonsmayne
No new posts   Collotiere a Charavines crossbow  

Need measurements

9stuckinthemud1439View latest post on Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:00 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Fascinating reconstruction  

Is this really 14th century technology

10stuckinthemud1435View latest post on Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:54 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Cutting delrin straight by hand? 7fester370View latest post on Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:09 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Anyone make their own bolts? 10stuckinthemud1705View latest post on Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 pm
by sydney1942
No new posts   Stirrups, how heavy? Design help needed 2stuckinthemud1324View latest post on Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:24 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   ash lath and pin-lock crossbow 

work-in-progress

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51stuckinthemud11785View latest post on Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:31 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Finish on lashings 

Just melt beeswax?

0stuckinthemud1259View latest post on Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:48 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Look what the smith sent 

New tickler and stirrup

2stuckinthemud1388View latest post on Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Crossbow accuracy  4topfmine398View latest post on Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:51 am
by Geezer
No new posts   snakeskin not birch bark on composite bows in medieval period 

question raised by new york met bow

15stuckinthemud11767View latest post on Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:50 pm
by Cornerstone
No new posts   two axle mechanism makers/accurate plans? 

anyone know of a supplier?

0stuckinthemud1248View latest post on Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:34 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   finally started my first composite bow 7stuckinthemud11022View latest post on Fri May 29, 2020 12:40 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Draw length ash lath 

Suggested draw length?

1stuckinthemud1660View latest post on Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:47 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Would like to buy or rent a Han Chinese Trigger 3Fangbows679View latest post on Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:37 am
by PierreC
No new posts   Making Chinese 240lb Han Crossbow 

240lbs @32"

6Fangbows826View latest post on Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:40 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   Goat’s foot lever drawings 1Crossbowman532View latest post on Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:18 am
by Geezer
No new posts   How to lash on a lath? 

Need advice on material type and size

19stuckinthemud1942View latest post on Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   PVC pipe prod: Normal or loose laminate?  18Bs11101011779View latest post on Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:37 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow IN-46 0stuckinthemud1813View latest post on Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:58 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Linen or Hemp String 5Stonedog1383View latest post on Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:35 am
by banuvatt
No new posts   17th century stonebow school project 17phuphuphnik4208View latest post on Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:46 pm
by banuvatt
No new posts   swiss national museum crossbow LM-6010 

report on rare 15th century target lock-bow

4stuckinthemud11925View latest post on Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:29 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Tickler Dimensions? 4fester631View latest post on Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   anyone know anything about this one - updated with new image 10stuckinthemud11160View latest post on Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:16 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats Foot Lever 5Rizzar6278View latest post on Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:47 am
by Arcuballista
No new posts   Cranequin drawings 0Crossbowman486View latest post on Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:46 am
by Crossbowman
No new posts   Drilling out the trigger grove? 4fester492View latest post on Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:41 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Faux ivory 3sydney1942532View latest post on Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:36 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Fish skin cover on early hornbow 4stuckinthemud1630View latest post on Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:14 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   what is nordic/swedish/northern style 2stuckinthemud1599View latest post on Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:09 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   crossbow 17136, Royal Armoury Collection, Sweden 

pictures and notes on the above crossbow

7stuckinthemud11274View latest post on Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:26 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Goats foot leaver design  3tallpine652View latest post on Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:17 am
by Geezer
No new posts   mounting sideplates 3sydney1942674View latest post on Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:01 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Binding a prod in leather? 3fester699View latest post on Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:08 pm
by Wildtech
No new posts   help with patterns for my 'bow 11stuckinthemud1870View latest post on Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:23 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Steel crossbow prods 

leaf springs

2sydney1942987View latest post on Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:09 am
by c sitas
No new posts   Yew Composite prod:help needed 

Looking for any andive I can get

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110Edward donald3594View latest post on Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:10 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Knottelarmbrüste or other wooden crossbows 16stuckinthemud11926View latest post on Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:01 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   can you ID this crossbow? 3stuckinthemud1563View latest post on Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:04 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Safely un stringing / stringing powerful Medieval replica crossbow 1Tritonbob560View latest post on Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:09 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Seal lath bindings, what to use? 5stuckinthemud1522View latest post on Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:54 am
by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS
No new posts   birch bark covering 

do I need to cover back and belly on a sinew and yew lath?

3stuckinthemud1564View latest post on Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   best way of spanning a 200+lb bow 15stuckinthemud11146View latest post on Fri May 31, 2019 3:31 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   making a reproduction of a 15th century cranequin 15jokum3757View latest post on Fri May 03, 2019 3:51 am
by victortkz
No new posts   can you point me in the direction of a post on nut-making 15stuckinthemud11357View latest post on Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:09 am
by kenh
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