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» Medieval crossbow finished
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    Post by oxfived Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:07 am

    hi there! my name is lachlan, im 19 and live in Qld Australia
    im not technically a new member here, i just got locked out of an old account i haven't used in a very long time
    ive always loved the design of crossbows and finally decided its time i make one!! so i will post results of that when it happens! 
    in the meantime, if anyone has any easy to follow guides on how to make a medieval crossbow without the need of many powertools (i dont have much money or experience in woodworking, im doing this to learn a new skill) then please feel free to send them my way!  Very Happy Very Happy
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    Post by juanjo nippers Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:56 am

    Fresh Blood

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    Post by Wildtech Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:35 pm

    HI Lachlan

    Good to see another Australian in here. I'm in SA.
    I've only been making crossbows for the last year - had to get approval from Police to legally make them here.
    I'm making mostly Medieval for target shooting competitions.
    Let me know how I can help if needed.

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    Location : Living Aboard a Sailboat in Fort Myers, FL

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    Post by kenh Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:31 pm

    Hi Lachlan!  Welcome back.  You might want to try a simple "pinlock" bow like I built awhile back.  Check out the thread here:

    Of course the prod could be anything -- fiberglass, wood-fiber laminate, steel... whatever.  The hape of the tiller can be made simpler than mine, too.

    I have a handful of tools -- electric drill and bits, electric saber saw and hand saws, small electric sander, rasps, sanding blocks. That's it...

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