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    Post by Arcuballista Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:50 pm

    Hello folks, my name is Joakim and I`m new on this forum, I have made a few crossbows when I was younger but soon I will start on a very period medieval one Smile

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    Post by Basilisk120 Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:55 pm

    Welcome to the forum Acuballista,

    Can't wait to see what your new crossbow will look like,

    Any details about it? Are you trying to replicate any particular crossbow?



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    Post by Ivo Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:11 pm

    Welcome Arcuballista,

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    Post by Arcuballista Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:39 pm

    Thanks guys Very Happy

    I was planning on making a very simple battlefield crossbow, with a steel bow, ash stock and steel nut. I work as a CNC operator so I`m planning on making the nut and possibly doing some of the woodwork with a CNC machine. I notcied there are ash blanks made for baseball bats out there, has anyone tried to use one to make a crossbow? I also have a piece of square cut oak I can use if I can`t get any ash
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    Post by Ivo Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:28 pm

    CNC. Smile

    It's kind of an overkill, but it's cool as long as you're having fun. Definitely post your progress man...I'm this forum's biggest fan, love to see people take on a crossbow project. *...that and I work with CNC centers, designing and fabricating dental prosthetics* Greetings from Norway 204712

    As for Ash - one of the best stock woods. Oak...ehhh...lets just say it's OK. Smile

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    Post by Arcuballista Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:50 pm

    Ivo wrote:CNC. Smile

    It's kind of an overkill, but it's cool as long as you're having fun. Definitely post your progress man...I'm this forum's biggest fan, love to see people take on a crossbow project. *...that and I work with CNC centers, designing and fabricating dental prosthetics* Greetings from Norway 204712

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    Thanks man, and don`t get me wrong on the CNC, most of the work will be done by hand but I might use a CNC machine to cut the groove for the arrow, I would thin this is very critical to get a accurate crossbow Wink

    I`ll try to get as many pictures as I can trougout the process
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    Post by Arcuballista Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:13 pm

    Finally got some ash from a local carpenter so my project is offcsially started, I will post pictures very soon Wink
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    Post by Basilisk120 Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:05 pm

    Sweet. Glad to hear everything is coming together.



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