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    Post by crusader Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:19 am

    hi, 
    i'm making a medieval crossbow.  
    I'm not sure if I should make a reinforcement pin in the front?  
    the prod is 180 lbs.  not very powerful.
    I would like to hear from you.
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    Post by tghsmith Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:53 am

    the top to bottom reinforcement pin/bolt is needed to prevent splitting or cracking along the grain lines in the tiller. the prod mounting cross hole in the tiller has already introduced a weekness in that region.. the pin would have been extra complex work during the period it was put there for a reason..
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:40 am

    I fitted one, cos, well, why not? Completes the period look and holds the overlays on securely. Probably not totally needed but a simple job I spent weeks agonising over.  I used a 5 inch round nail with a wide, flat top, I countersunk the bolt table to match the nail head and drilled through a fraction oversize to allow room for the nail and wood to move for changing temp and moisture. I cut the nail 1mm or 2mm over length and peened the narrow end into place. Easy job, took a half hour, looks fantastic

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