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