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    Post by Mr SAM Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:51 am

    Western crossbow with English windlass.

    Inspired by the Sir Ralph Payn-Gallwey book, as well as the actual prototypes.
    Length without the windlass but with stirrup - 980mm
    Length of arc - 750/720mm, 10х38mm section in the center, 6х25mm
    Materials:
    Stock - oak, ivory.
    Accessories - carved iron, brass.

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    Post by Zmeelink Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:06 am

    As allways, high quality and very beautiful work, Mr. SAM Very Happy
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    Post by Mr SAM Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:47 am

    Zmeelink wrote:As allways, high quality and very beautiful work, Mr. SAM Very Happy

    Thanks, Zmeelink! lol!

    And now I invite your attention to my drawings, on which I made my XVI - XVII centuries Crossbow (Flemish arbalest) replic

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    You can now make a crossbow like yourself.
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    Post by kiwijim Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:43 pm

    Awesome work there Mr Sam!!
    What draw weight is it?
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    Post by Pavise Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:39 am

    Kiwijim is absolutely right. The example you have shared with us is indeed awesome and obviously involved the use of raw materials, tools and skills.

    I have always considered crossbows to be an art form, not unlike the making of "best guns" or indeed many other things that are not functionally improved by such pleasing embelishments. Who would deny the pleasure of feasting the eyes on such craftsmanship? Whilst mass manufacturers strive for efficiency and reliability for obvious reasons, we who "roll our own" have license to explore things beyond the bottom line.

    The choice of wood and the selection of grain and colour are probably our first considerations before we start and I would be interested to know how any of you begin this fundamental act before making sawdust?

    Please direct me to a specific forum section if I've started this in the wrong one Ivo.

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    Post by Admin Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:47 am

    I was so sure I posted here, but I'm now in shame...I haven't Embarassed

    My apologies and a pile of compliments...once again to see the great Mr SAM's work on display...I'm honored to have it on The Arbalist Guild. sunny

    As for approaching it's construction...I can think of numerous topics we can start Design/Construction section dealing with everything from design to materials requirements and construction methods. Mr. SAM was kind enough to provide us with the key element by posting his CAD drawings. Thank you Mr. SAM. All 10\'s

    Also an interesting question...what are the specifications on this crossbow...mainly, what is the draw weight...I'm guessing above 300lb? pirat
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    Post by July.elv8 Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:53 pm

    cheers very very very good, is EPIC!!!!!! congrat...
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    Post by Michael Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:20 pm

    Mr. Sam: Your crossbow is pure art work. Like many on this forum(web site) you yourself are a modern day craftsmen. My hat off to you sir. Mike
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    Post by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:22 am

    VERY impressive crossbow! I have a steel prod set aside for building one just like that. Thanks for showing us your heavy crossbow masterpiece!
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    Post by KOSTAS FONIAS Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:33 pm

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    Post by Guest Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:30 pm

    You mean "draw weight"? I think Mr. SAM said it was 200lb, but I'll double check with Ivo since I only *heard* about it, but never actually spoke with Mr.SAM.

    ...been a while since Mr. SAM checked in, huh?

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    Post by Flippy Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:40 am

    I havent seen this yet... Really nice artwork....
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    Post by biou Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:50 am

    i send you my real congratulations , dear SAM , for your work on this crossbow , realy perfect .
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    Post by Hotspur Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:07 am

    Beautiful work.
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    Post by ferdinand Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:22 pm

    A charm as always. I like that it ïs flemmish, that is as close to home as they come i think! Never seen a true Dutch one! Or am i mistaken??

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