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    Post by sydney1942 Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:07 pm

    Hi-- working on my first crossbow-planing on using brass sideplates
           Were they mounted with wood screws  on both sides or
           bolts through the wood to the other side ??
            Thanks   Sydney
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    Post by OrienM Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:15 am

    I used wood screws for attaching steel sideplates, worked well. No idea as to historical practice...what style of crossbow are you making?
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    Post by sydney1942 Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:15 pm

    Hi  15th C hunting crossbow--the steel parts  are cut with  plasma
       which will save time--waiting for a prod
      It will be a good winter project
         Thanks Sydney
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    Post by Geezer Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:01 pm

    sydney1942 wrote:Hi-- working on my first crossbow-planing on using brass sideplates
           Were they mounted with wood screws  on both sides or
           bolts through the wood to the other side ??
            Thanks   Sydney
    The period lockplates I have seen are almost always riveted in place.  I always use screws, making it easy to assemble/disassemble at will. Geezer.

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