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 c sitas Yesterday at 8:30 am

» Ball shooting Crossbows worth the bother
by topfmine Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:24 pm

» Skew of tiller
by drawknife Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:18 am

» tiller desgin
by crusader Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am

» Want to build modern target crossbow
by ora8i Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:20 pm

» starting a 1400's replica
by tghsmith Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:25 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

» 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

» 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


3 posters

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    El Zurdo
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 23
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 57
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:46 am

    Hello everyone, Very Happy

    I introduce myself "El Zurdo", I am French. I live Istres a city of the South-East of France. 
    Be indulgent with me please, I speak and I write very badly your beautiful language.
    I would be grateful if you could use simple words and not use too much slang or contractions because I would have a hard time understanding you. 
    Which would be a shame for me!  Embarassed

    My nickname "El Zurdo", simply because I am left-handed and if I believe my family and friends not so awkward as the legend says!  Wink

    I manufacture functional miniature weapons on my free time. My YouTube channel is of interest because few craftsmen make this type of weapon.
    To see my creations tap in the YouTube search bar "Gilles Lavandera" or "Comtedelanorena"

    That's why I registered on the forum. This forum of enthusiasts full of knowledge with which I hope to exchange opinions and share the knowledge and problems around this very strange art that is miniaturization...

    I recently built a medieval crossbow at 1/6 scale for a Texan collector. 
    With this crossbow, I set a world record distance of 49.21 yd. But the bolt could pull much further.



    If you are interested in this type of crafts I would be happy to answer your questions. I would not hesitate to ask you questions, because it is only my third medieval crossbow and I miss a lot of knowledge.

    Hope you like this new topic. EL Zurdo
    El Zurdo
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 23
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 57
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:37 pm

    Hi guys,  Very Happy

    Few people seem interested in miniature crossbow on the forum.   ???

    I will try to make you appreciate the thing!  woot2

    Here is a video about the manufacture of the crossbow (Part 1).

    Onager Lovac
    Onager Lovac
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 120
    Join date : 2015-06-18
    Age : 30

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by Onager Lovac Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:04 pm

    Thats awesome dude!, we do appreciate your work its amazing!, keep it up!
    El Zurdo
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 23
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 57
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:06 am

    Onager Lovac wrote:Thats awesome dude!, we do appreciate your work its amazing!, keep it up!

    Hi dude, you are the first member of arbalist guild to post a comment on my topic, thank you very much!  All 10\'s

    Of course I will continue! First of all by showing you the videos of making this medieval crossbow. 

    Next, I would open another topic for my new creation. This is a "Baby Scorpyd", which I will realize at the scale 1/6.
    It will have a laser pointer, an integrated arming system like "AcuDraw" and vibration dampers of the rope, carbon bolts, in short the total set!  Cool

    El Zurdo
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 23
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 57
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:31 am

    And now the third part !  Laughing

    OrienM
    OrienM
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 195
    Join date : 2014-08-01
    Age : 45
    Location : New Mexico, USA

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by OrienM Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:18 pm

    Welcome! Impressive work, and thanks for posting the how-to's...you're a very skilled craftsman. As a metalworker myself, I know forging some of these parts is not easy, even at regular size!

    I think I have seen photos of your work before, in my endless googling of medieval crossbow pix Razz ...in fact, I suspect I used one of your mini-crossbows as a visual model of attractive tiller shape while building my own. The workmanship was so precise, I didn't realize it was miniature at first!
    El Zurdo
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 23
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 57
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:36 pm

    OrienM wrote:Welcome! Impressive work, and thanks for posting the how-to's...you're a very skilled craftsman. As a metalworker myself, I know forging some of these parts is not easy, even at regular size!

    I think I have seen photos of your work before, in my endless googling of medieval crossbow pix Razz ...in fact, I suspect I used one of your mini-crossbows as a visual model of attractive tiller shape while building my own. The workmanship was so precise, I didn't realize it was miniature at first!

    Thank you my friend, the best compliment that can be made to a miniature craftsman is that his work resembles so mistaken with scale 1.  Very Happy
    El Zurdo
    El Zurdo
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 23
    Join date : 2016-11-24
    Age : 57
    Location : Ille sur Têt south of France

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:03 pm

    Happy New Year 2017 to everyone!  How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Icon_king 

    Just a little post to tell you the links of 4 new videos that show the manufacture of crossbow accessories.

    Thus you will be able to better appreciate and understand the techniques used in their manufacture.

    Friendly, Gilles










    Sponsored content

    How to make a miniature medieval crossbow Empty Re: How to make a miniature medieval crossbow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:24 pm