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Early & Medieval Crossbows

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No new posts   Sharp bend in the tickler 1fester826View latest post Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:11 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   making my first crossbow string 5stuckinthemud11800View latest post Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:04 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   Knot to secure nut twine? 3fester777View latest post Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:28 am
by c sitas
No new posts   bolt rest advice 2stuckinthemud1782View latest post Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:23 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   tickler taper 4stuckinthemud1804View latest post Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:25 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   any sneaky hints and tips? 0stuckinthemud1615View latest post Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   how deep should I recess the nut? 3stuckinthemud1846View latest post Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   bridle eye horn re-enforcing examples anyone? 6stuckinthemud1802View latest post Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:19 am
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   my composite crossbow lath project 1stuckinthemud11340View latest post Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:35 pm
by stuckinthemud1
No new posts   nut from antler 16stuckinthemud11680View latest post Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:50 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Trouble with my Gafa 

Difficulties to cock the string

8msalazar23101120View latest post Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:56 am
by drawknife
No new posts   Medieval composite bows 11Dark Factor3402View latest post Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:10 am
by juanjo
No new posts   Small gothic crossbow (with wooden lever) 5Dark Factor2219View latest post Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:35 am
by OrienM
No new posts   Binding on the stirrup 4fester984View latest post Sat May 26, 2018 7:26 am
by Geezer
No new posts   horn inlay and veneer 

anyone know how its done?

7stuckinthemud11200View latest post Thu May 24, 2018 8:44 pm
by OrienM
No new posts   My latest crossbow 

150lbs pull, beech stock inlaid with Black Walnut, Delrin nut with wedgejute boung prod

14drawknife1874View latest post Tue May 22, 2018 3:13 pm
by drawknife
No new posts   angles and rivets 5stuckinthemud1861View latest post Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   morticed nut blocks 7stuckinthemud11088View latest post Wed May 16, 2018 12:02 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Late roman crossbow 6Dark Factor2579View latest post Wed May 09, 2018 10:27 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Fast loading crossbow 

Crssbow shoots 5 - 6 bolts per minute

3msalazar23101587View latest post Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am
by septua
No new posts   lashing a glass prod in raw hide? 1fester674View latest post Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:00 am
by kenh
No new posts   Balestra Veloce / Leonardo DaVinci 

Crssbow shoots 5 - 6 bolts per minuta

0msalazar2310902View latest post Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 am
by msalazar2310
No new posts   goat foot questions. 14phuphuphnik2898View latest post Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:26 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Skane Lockbow replica (and making of) 

Making of the Skane lockbow replica

14Dark Factor6313View latest post Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am
by actionbow
No new posts   How close to original would you go 9stuckinthemud11173View latest post Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:36 am
by jamesjohnson
No new posts   Moving the nut lugs forward. 17fester1262View latest post Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:33 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Bridle length and waxing? 2fester758View latest post Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Typical dimensions of late Gothic composite bows 1, 235stuckinthemud13641View latest post Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Medieval stirrup crossbow 12Dark Factor2910View latest post Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:55 am
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Crossbow for a 8 year old kid 7Daniel Levesque923View latest post Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 pm
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   Chinese carpenter make bed crossbow, earlest repeating crossbow and chu-ko-nu 4stm20102165View latest post Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:49 pm
by c sitas
No new posts   Why the ratchet in Greek gastraphetes can hold on the string force? 3stm20101032View latest post Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:20 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Adding a steel sear insert? 10fester1507View latest post Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 pm
by fester
No new posts   Best diameter delrin for nut ? 5fester1066View latest post Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:08 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Hemp cord and nut drilling? 4fester900View latest post Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:10 pm
by kenh
No new posts   Making a tickler 2fester951View latest post Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:41 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Brace Hieght? 3fester759View latest post Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:02 pm
by chaz
No new posts   Lillohus crossbow 11Dark Factor2409View latest post Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:45 pm
by Dark Factor
No new posts   Best wood for a novice? 6fester1472View latest post Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 am
by Geezer
No new posts   Medieval Crossbow Bolts DIY Question 6Rumburak2113View latest post Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:17 pm
by Rumburak
No new posts   Berkhamsted Castle and Glasgow Museum wooden prod crossbow 

Information for an approximation

12yeomanbowman4748View latest post Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:54 pm
by Juniper
No new posts   Early Lever and pin Crossbow  2topfmine1660View latest post Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:56 am
by topfmine
No new posts   Padre Island Bow 

Blue Print

9whitebelt184940View latest post Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:14 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Geezer website? 3jbc98k1039View latest post Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:01 pm
by Geezer
No new posts   Could I get advise on order of operations? 7White Oak876View latest post Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:02 am
by Bs1110101
No new posts   Renaissance Sporting crossbow 

Building a crossbow

10tony a1657View latest post Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:22 am
by chaz
No new posts   Yet another one 15Daniel Levesque1130View latest post Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:37 am
by Daniel Levesque
No new posts   Renaissance peep sight 

Building a peep sight

1tony a1375View latest post Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:48 am
by kenh
No new posts   Chinese crossbow with auxiliary string? 


12HeroSK1286View latest post Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:48 am
by stm2010
No new posts   15th century saxon prods 

composite crossbow draw weights

17stuckinthemud11456View latest post Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:34 am
by Geezer
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