The Arbalist Guild

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow
by Dark Factor Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:01 am

» New Medieval just about finished
by Dark Factor Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:41 am

» How do I tune this
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:14 am

» Want to build modern target crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:44 am

» Plans and materials for my first build
by c sitas Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:39 am

» Bolt rest
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:24 pm

» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:25 pm

» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am

» starting a 1400's replica
by tghsmith Tue May 11, 2021 12:58 pm

» Late medieval tournament distances?
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am

» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
by kenh Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm

» Other forums like this one?
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:23 am

» new find in china, terra cotta warrior site
by tghsmith Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:42 am

» Crossbow Books
by Andy. Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:46 pm

» 95lb ancient crossbow shot faster than 960lb medieval
by Fangbows Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm

» best type of horn to use..
by kenh Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:16 pm

» re-introduction
by tghsmith Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:15 pm

» 4 fletch question
by 8fingers Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am

» fix bolts
by MPDVM Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm

» Reverse draw compound bow build
by c sitas Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:20 pm

» New Build for 2020
by Gnome Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:19 am

» Spanning bench ideas
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:07 pm

» Is Digitarc still in business?
by Dennis Greenaway Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:03 pm

» Covid 19 and crossbow builders
by banuvatt Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:04 am

» Finish on lashings
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:15 am


4 posters

    My RDT crossbow project

    avatar
    asken92
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 13
    Join date : 2012-11-26

    My RDT crossbow project Empty My RDT crossbow project

    Post by asken92 Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:38 pm

    Hi, since i saw fhalushi tajteck, and Ali.j making their RDT crossbow i got an urge to try it out myself, so here is some pictures of the project. Havent taken pictures into detail of how i did it. My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0010
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0110
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0111
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0112
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0113
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0114
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0210
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0211
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0212
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0213
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0214
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0215
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0216
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0011
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0012
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0013
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0014
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0115
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0116
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0015
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0016
    avatar
    asken92
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 13
    Join date : 2012-11-26

    My RDT crossbow project Empty Re: My RDT crossbow project

    Post by asken92 Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:42 pm

    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0017
    My RDT crossbow project Dsc_0118
    ali.j
    ali.j
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 76
    Join date : 2013-10-30
    Age : 27
    Location : iran- shiraz

    My RDT crossbow project Empty Re: My RDT crossbow project

    Post by ali.j Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:52 pm

    i like this.It seems that you spring is very thick .
    avatar
    jaeger22
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 153
    Join date : 2013-03-15
    Age : 73
    Location : Orlando, FL

    My RDT crossbow project Empty Re: My RDT crossbow project

    Post by jaeger22 Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:07 pm

    Very nice work Asken! cheers What did you use to make your limbs? They look too straight to be the normal car springs.
    avatar
    asken92
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 13
    Join date : 2012-11-26

    My RDT crossbow project Empty Re: My RDT crossbow project

    Post by asken92 Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:07 am

    Thanks, Ali.j the spring should be 6mm thick like yours. Although the height is only 50mm instead of 60mm.
    Thanks Jaeger22, really appreciate it Smile They actually are springsteel from a car. I cannot say if they are too straight since its the first time doing limbs from springsteel.. I have also not tried to pull it too its proper draw lenght since i havent made a stock yet. I am going to try make one this weekend and ill come back with an update.
    I will also not be standing close to this mean build when cocking this badboy for the first time incase anything will snap.

    I cant tell where the car springsteel came from because i got it from my uncle, although he is in the military so i guess its from a military vehicle.
    avatar
    c sitas
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 543
    Join date : 2012-11-24

    My RDT crossbow project Empty Re: My RDT crossbow project

    Post by c sitas Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:50 am

    With the kind of power you'll be making ,--make sure you don't dry fire. It will be catastropeic.

    Sponsored content

    My RDT crossbow project Empty Re: My RDT crossbow project

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:16 pm