The Arbalist Guild

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Troubleshooting
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:08 pm

» Qin/Han lock drawings
by kenh Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:16 pm

» stirrup dimensions?
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:49 pm

» Skane/Lillohus lockbow information needed
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:23 am

» need help contacting le musee Dauphinois Grenoble
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:22 pm

» Low Draw Weight Build
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:09 pm

» Trigger testing Rig/Jig?
by ora8i Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:13 pm

» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:45 am

» Bad Antler
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:09 am

» best type of horn to use..
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:13 am

» Han Dynasty Chinese Crossbow
by hullutiedemies Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:00 pm

» Drawing of Crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:01 am

» "How To Make Everything": Early Crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:41 am

» Black inlay
by stuckinthemud1 Fri May 13, 2022 3:18 pm

» Roller nut details
by drawknife Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:44 pm

» 330#/7" wood bow
by Anatine Duo Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:08 am

» starting a 1400's replica
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:26 pm

» 18th century German crossbow reproduction
by Fangbows Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:15 am

» replacement for baleen?
by tghsmith Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:30 am

» Josef alm in English
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:07 pm

» Medieval crossbow finished
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:05 pm

» Trigger mechanisms
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:23 am

» 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


3 posters

    Bad Antler

    avatar
    crusader
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows


    Posts : 42
    Join date : 2013-07-04

    Bad Antler Empty Bad Antler

    Post by crusader Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:21 am

    Bad Antler 04dcbd10
    Bad Antler 3c49e110
    Je hey guys, I just want to show that there is a lot of difference in antlers.  unfortunately there is only 1 usable of this lot.
    avatar
    kenh
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!


    Posts : 863
    Join date : 2012-08-03
    Age : 74
    Location : Living Aboard a Sailboat in Fort Myers, FL

    Bad Antler Empty Re: Bad Antler

    Post by kenh Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:27 am

    Gonna play Devil's Advocate here...  why are you drilling holes through the "fingers" -- the most stressed and critical part of the roller nut?  Why not leave them full-thickness??
    avatar
    crusader
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows


    Posts : 42
    Join date : 2013-07-04

    Bad Antler Empty Re: Bad Antler

    Post by crusader Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:05 pm

    4mm thick steel rods go in there. hole is quite deep. I glue the steel in it
    avatar
    kenh
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!


    Posts : 863
    Join date : 2012-08-03
    Age : 74
    Location : Living Aboard a Sailboat in Fort Myers, FL

    Bad Antler Empty Re: Bad Antler

    Post by kenh Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:29 pm

    Thanks... now I know.
    avatar
    stuckinthemud1
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!


    Posts : 454
    Join date : 2014-02-05
    Age : 54
    Location : south wales valleys

    Bad Antler Empty Re: Bad Antler

    Post by stuckinthemud1 Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:09 am

    I never felt the need to insert rods through the fingers, but, I did mix up a quantity of resin glue thinned to the consistency of milk ( I used cascamite) and then dropped the finished nut into it. The thinned resin penetrated through most of the holes in the antler and made it all really strong

    Sponsored content


    Bad Antler Empty Re: Bad Antler

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:43 am