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    New member from Pennsylvania

    Sherwood
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    Post by Sherwood Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:10 pm

    New member from Pennsylvania PaulMarylandbuck

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    This is a NOV 2009 photo of me and a dandy 3 X 4 buck I took with my modern crossbow. The hunt took place near Pretty Boy Reservoir, Maryland on public land. How 'bout my camo shirt?

    I began archery hunting with a Red Wing 45 lb recurve bow in 1972. Back then, a leather back quiver loaded with cedar arrows and fletched with turkey feathers was quite common. As the years clicked by, I upgraded to a 60 lb custom take down bow by Master Bowyer Owen Jeffrey and hunted with it until 1997. I never did get excited about modern compound bows.

    A bicycle accident caused an unhealed fracture to my right elbow and my recurve shooting days ceased. But in 2004, I bought a modern crossbow and was able to cock it with a stringer device that reduces effort by 40% or so. Although I missed my recurve bow, there appeared to be no other options until I discovered this website.

    My plan is to construct a medievial style bow and shoot it throughout 2010 and for deer season. Eventually, the modern crossbow with scope sight will be sold. My Ten Point crossbow does not thrill me at all but it's a fine hunting bow for a partially disabled crossbowman like myself.

    Hoping to meet some new buddies on this site soon.

    Sherwood
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    Post by Ivo Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:21 pm

    Hi Sherwood,

    Welcome to The Arbalist Guild!

    Sorry to hear about your accident...have had plenty of those my self and as long as nothing is amputated I'm fine. Very Happy

    On the other hand I'm glad to hear about your interest in building crossbows. There are quite a few "medieval" crossbow styles as well as there are ways of spanning their powerful bows...or are you more interested in a "stylized" crossbow that closely resembles a medieval one?

    What ever the case - medieval, stylized, modern, combination-weapons, pervs... I welcome it here and to give you a good start in the right direction I can recommend this book...
    "The Book of the Crossbow" by Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey ...I got mine this Christmas and couldn't be happier, the info and the illustrations are great. cheers

    there is also an ebook version here...
    http://www.crossbowbook.com/

    Good luck on your projects. sunny

    Ivo

    PS: That is a nice deer...not the shirt, but the hat is what would catch my eye first...I don't bother with much camo either, but that's probably because the animals don't shoot back. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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    Post by Lightly Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:50 pm

    Sherwood, welcome!

    I came to crossbows in a similar way; I have arthritis in my shoulders and was no longer able to pull my hand bow. I saw some crossbows at a Ren. Faire, and thought "Huh..."

    Got home, started researching, found lots of compound bows, which I was fairly uninterested in, ( I'm a simple kind of gal) then found David Watson of New World Arbalest on line. Turned out he lived 20 minutes from me! I ordered a bow, when to watch him build it in the shop, and by the time he was done, I was pestering him to let me be his apprentice! Been there almost a year and a half now, enjoying it greatly.

    I find I can shoot with the crossbows, and I fell in love with them. It's a great pleasure to make them.

    Best!
    Lightly.

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