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    New member intro and couple of questions

    Fresh Blood

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    Post by Hodd Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:20 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I am in the UK and in the process of making my first medieval style crossbow.

    I have a fine piece of ash and most of the component parts I need.

    I am new to working with both wood and metal, but quite handy, however I am taking this slowly 😊

    I have two initial questions:

    I have made a rolling nut and tickler from mild steel. Do I need the ticker to be hardened on the tip? The bow will not be in excess of 150lbs. Prod bought from Alcheminc.

    Also, the trigger passage. Are there any diagrams, pics, or videos on how best to achieve this with a single piece tiller? As I have not done this before I don't want to ruin my nice piece of wood 😊

    Thanks in advance for any pointers
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    Post by Wildtech Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:46 am

    Hi and welcome to the world of crossbows

    With my first few crossbows, I welded on some heat treated/hardened spring steel on the end of the tiller as I didn't have a way of heat treating the ends.  It definitely gives less wear on the tiller ends.
    I also found that using Renaissance wax will minimize wear and also stops any exposed/polished metal from rusting.

    For cutting out the tiller passage, Drill down the Nut area and square off, a long thin drill can then start the passage from the top and bottom.  A small wood chisel will then allow you to finish cutting out the passage.  This can take a while but that's the fun of building. Clean square sides make for a smoother action.

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