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    Skane Lockbow replica (and making of)

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    Post by Dark Factor Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:01 pm

    Hello
    I long time I haven't post something here...

    So here is one of my first crossbow replica : the Skane Lockbow (Lillohus)
    here all pictures of the making http://www.licorneargent.be/les-arcs/arbaletes/reconstitution/lillohus/

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    Post by kenh Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:58 pm

    Nice!  Good job.  What woods?
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    Post by Andy. Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:18 pm

    Beautiful simplicity.... well done!
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    Post by Dark Factor Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:40 am

    the bow is made of yew and the tiller in plum tree (just because I had to cut a branch a few year ago and it staid on the workshop till this time).

    Made with drawknife for the biggest part of the job.
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    Post by stm2010 Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:03 pm

    I think the east asia primitive crossbow is much simple ( vietnam crossbow).
    You had better add some bias spring to prevent failure activate the trigger.
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    Post by Gnome Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:19 pm

    Nice work! I've been thinking of a similar build for some time. One of these days...
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    Post by Dark Factor Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:20 am

    Thanks... that's certainly the easiest to make... not sure why they more often use nut as it's really harder. accurancy certainly.
    Good luck in your project too.
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    Post by Geezer Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:57 am

    Why roller locks instead of notch-bows?  Ask me again when you've worn out your third bowstring.  But to answer seriously, roller locks are stronger, quieter, allow a better trigger release, and have substantially less wear on bowstrings.  Notch-locks have three major advantages: they span/lock faster and are cheaper/easier to make, with less materials cost.  You take your choice and pay the price.  Geezer.
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    Post by Dark Factor Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:03 am

    I don't really know what you call roller lock and notch bow... I'm french speaking and I don't understand all the crossbow vocabulary.
    I make it closer to the original one, not exactely but I don't think I have changed the logical of the original one even if it's not in good state of preservation at all.
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    Post by Dark Factor Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:40 pm

    Geezer, could you explain me better what you wanted to say?
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    Post by kenh Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:22 pm

    There are literally hundreds of discussions here which detail what a Roller Lock and a Notch or Pinlock action are on crossbows.  The photo at the top of this discussion shows a Notch or Pinlock action.  

    Please do some research before asking such basic questions, it will save us all a lot of time and effort.
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    Post by Andy. Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:42 am

    kenh wrote:There are literally hundreds of discussions here which detail what a Roller Lock and a Notch or Pinlock action are on crossbows.  The photo at the top of this discussion shows a Notch or Pinlock action.  

    Please do some research before asking such basic questions, it will save us all a lot of time and effort.

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    Post by Dark Factor Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:46 am

    kenh wrote:There are literally hundreds of discussions here which detail what a Roller Lock and a Notch or Pinlock action are on crossbows.  The photo at the top of this discussion shows a Notch or Pinlock action.  

    Please do some research before asking such basic questions, it will save us all a lot of time and effort.

    Please, don't loose time, replying stupid answer
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    Post by c sitas Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:03 am

    Hello Dark, I just happened onto this post. I am sorry for the way someone came a crossed about a question. Most of use are not THAT busy that  simple questions can not be answered. I could tell you were PO--ed, and rightly so.  After being here a while ,I feel it's the elders job to help further the knowledge. If we are to busy , just don't answer. Also , seems like we all can have a bad day. Don't let this keep you away from here. I know when I started out , I asked many stupid questions. I was always told , there are no such things as stupid questions. I have never forgot that. Nough said .
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    Post by actionbow Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:10 am

    Beautiful build. Very good model for beginners (not that you are one). I have always had a special place in my heart for plum wood. Love the red-ish streaks.

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