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» Bad Antler
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» Han Dynasty Chinese Crossbow
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» Drawing of Crossbow
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» "How To Make Everything": Early Crossbow
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» Black inlay
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» Roller nut details
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» 330#/7" wood bow
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» 18th century German crossbow reproduction
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» replacement for baleen?
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» Josef alm in English
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» Medieval crossbow finished
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» Trigger mechanisms
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» Finish wooden stock
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Dec 25, 2021 9:06 am

» finish prod binding
by kenh Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:26 am

» What bolts do you use?
by hullutiedemies Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:43 am


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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:30 pm

    ExceptNew Medieval just about finished 20210731_1029363902610602656550600New Medieval just about finished 20210731_1028266653554598083358588 for serving the string and a final snagging, my first medieval is all done.  75lb yew/sinew prod, jute bindings, cow bone, carved antler,  water buffalo horn inlays with v-tool engraving filled with varnish coloured with charcoal.  I painted the metalwork with brass to look like brighr copper/gilding.  Very happy with most of it but it is kinda demanding a much more powerful prod, but that can wait for another day.New Medieval just about finished 20210731_1029001336854203021003193New Medieval just about finished 20210731_1049036016050621806902534 sunny New Medieval just about finished 20210731_1029174007341110038647665
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:34 pm

    Huge thanks to Geezer, Kenh and everyone on tbe forum for their advice and support through the build and without whom this project would never have got off the ground.
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    Post by Dark Factor Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:41 am

    nice work  !

    I wanted to make such a crossbow but haven't had time !

    Yes, prods were certainly very stronger on such a crossbow (generally composite bows - horns, sinew...) has they needed a cranequin to bend it.
    but cranequin and composite bows are both very different works and rarelly made by the same craftman!
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    Post by c sitas Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:46 pm

    Very well done. You have good taste and have exicuted it well
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    Post by kenh Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:37 pm

    Well done!  Beautiful workmanship!  Now go shoot a few thousand bolts!!
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    Post by Gnome Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:01 pm

    Very nice work!
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