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    Post by Fangbows Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:43 pm




    Tod's Workshop Medieval Steel Crossbow:
    960lb draw weight, bolt weight 67g,
    bolt speed 184 fps

    Han Chinese Crossbow 
    95lb draw weight, bolt weight 64g,
    bolt speed 175, 179fps without lubrication
    190fps with lubrication


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    Post by Gnome Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:16 am

    Interesting project. Where did you get the lock mechanisms? I have a couple machined out of steel and aluminum. They are nicely done, but my tests indicate that I don't think I can trust them for long with draw weights over 140 or so pounds.

    I'm a big fan of working with the materials you have on hand. You said a couple of times how you aren't a craftsman, I'd say most of the craftsmen and women I know started out just like you- they have something they're interested in and they start working on it with what they know and that is how knowledge grows. I don't think there's such a thing as "just a Youtuber." Not a good one anyway. You have to bring something interesting to it.

    Anyway, I think you'd find that, with some experience, hand tools like chisels are much better than power tools for lots of woodworking projects, especially if you don't have quite the right power tools for the job. They really don't take that much longer, either. I've found I can ruin a piece in a second with a power tool, but mistakes made with chisels or draw knives or rasps can usually be corrected as you go. Just sayin.

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    Post by kenh Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:04 am

    I have a Han "action" that was machined (not cast) from of a very hard brass/bronze that has been used with 250# prods with no problems.

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    Post by Fangbows Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm

    thanks, are you selling any? im interested to make more

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