I wonder, can anyone point me in the direction of information on medieval woodworking methods, particularly as relates to cross bow tillers? I certainly use power tools, nothing against them whatsoever, though lately I find when working on wooden bows I'm really enjoying working with hand tools. My tools aren't period reproductions by any means, but the principle remains. I work a lot with a plane and various spoke shaves, scrapers, and the occasional draw knife, and while I wont claim to be any good, I think I'm starting to get a bit of a handle on how to get some good results with them.
But, when it comes to things like drilling out for a roller nut, or pockets for trigger mechanisms, and the like, I'm at a loss. It's something I'd like to know how to do, though. And besides, it's probably a good excuse to pick up a few more hand tools .
Thanks for your help,
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