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    Post by Aaerive Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:49 pm

    Hi, my name is Michael, otherwise known as Aaerive. I've just gotten interested in crossbows, and I am also a castle, siege engine, sling, and knife enthusiast.

    I just have a few questions:

    What is draw weight?
    How do you make a trigger for your crossbow?
    How do you fletch bolts?

    Thanks!
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    Post by kenh Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:27 am

    Draw Weight - in a crossbow, the amount of pounds force required to draw the string back the designed distance to the cocking mechanism. Can be measured with a scale or hanging weights or several other methods.

    "Triggers" or 'actions' or 'cocking mechanisms' or 'locks' come in many types. Externally some look like a firearm trigger, some are a long lever under the tiller, others are thumb-activated on the wrist of the tiller. Two common relatively simple types are the Roller Nut and the Pinlock.

    Bolts are fletched with pieces of leather, feather or wood which are glued and/or occasionally tied to the shaft. Many bolts only have two fletches .

    LOTS of research material here. Use the Search feature. Also read the Crossbow Building Wiki.

    After you've done some background research, let us know what kind and draw weight of crossbow you're interested in and we can point you to some more specific information.
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    Post by ferdinand Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:22 am

    All that! Haha.
    Really, take your time to read a few topics and you will be inspired!
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    Post by robert.collard.5 Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:57 am

    Welcome, Michael, aka Aaerive. This is the place for info, hope you stay around for awhile.

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