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    Post by Henry Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:43 am

    Finished! Smile Very Happy

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    Inspired by the Royal Armoury of Turin for the tiller and the famous hunting crossbow in the Wallace Collection for the steelbow covered with yellow parchment, this crossbow is designed to be used. The internal mechanisms are in line with the original materials and geometries, the shooting sistems, the details are all designed with more than a year of research. The dating is about 1460-1480, the power is only 250 pounds, for safety reasons of fire in possible events. Real horn, and real bone. No modern welding or modern lavorations. ONLY forge, anvil, file and chisel.


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    Post by mac Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:06 am

    Henry,

    Una balestra che è molto bello!

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    Post by jeep Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:04 am

    Only one world: BRAVO!!!

    Is the spanning system is :belt hook whit one pulley?
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    Post by Basilisk120 Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:05 am

    WOW,

    That looks great, Not much to say, the results speak for themselves.


    Did you make the prod yourself?
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    Post by jeep Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:10 am

    Sorry I wanted to mean "Samson belt"
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    Post by Henry Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:48 am

    Thank you Mac! Smile

    Thank you jeep! Smile

    Thank you basilisk 120! Smile

    Absolutly yes, I made the proud by myself. The proud, the steel parts (with no modern welding, only forge welding) and all the inlays. Everything exept the steel bow(Because is dangerous make steelbows if you have not experience).

    Yes, this crossbow use the "samson belt" with pulley. A very nice sistem for reload.

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    Post by jeep Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:01 pm

    [img][/img]An other works completed! A German crossbow of course... :) Samson11
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:05 pm

    Beautiful work and weapon!

    If I can, could you please show some photos of the front of the bow, including the leather basket weave? And, what is the kind of wood you used in the tiller?

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    Post by Gnome Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:44 pm

    Beautiful!
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    Post by jds6 Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:35 pm

    great bow, very impressive!! Wish I could enlarge the pics so I could see more of the detail...

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    Post by Henry Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:30 am

    Thanks Guys!
    Ok more pics in better definition for you!

    About samson's belt for jeep: I replicate a model very similar to this:
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    About Stoneagebowyer: the tiller is in cherrywood because I have found only this kind of wood in original german crossbow in second half of 15c. In some books you can read description on tiller made in oak, or pearwood, But I have never seen them.
    For you some pics of the front and the leather basket:

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    And for jds6 more pics in better definition:

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    And Finally, this is me in happyness! Smile

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    Post by Todd the archer Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:22 am

    Awesome job, I believe you have set the standard of craftmanship for others to aspire to (me included!).



    Can you give some details on the bowstring, how you made it and what is it made of?



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    Post by stoneagebowyer Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:23 am

    Grazi, Henry.

    Only one more question from me, the front rivet just aft of the prod socket - did you rivet the top with a washer, peening it down over the washer? I ask because bone is so delicate, and one slip of the hammer and it would shatter the bone. My thoughts are a rivet the same thickness as the bone or slightly more with the washer resting on the wood, and so you only strike the metal washer and keep the bone inletting safe. I hope this question makes sense.

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    Post by Henry Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:26 am

    Todd!!!!! Please!!! I'm not a master! Smile I have a LOT of things to learn.


    Here there is the how to make guide... And one of my attempt. I utilize hemp(1-1.2mm). You must utilize 4 wires(40 kg of strenght) for every 10 kg of the power of the bow.
    Exemple: 450 pounds= 200kg.
    200x4= 800kg.
    800kg= 80 wires.
    And youre in safe.


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    Post by Henry Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:29 am

    Absolutly yess... Is a washer! You can find the washer easly in originals.
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:38 am

    Thanks for the quick reply!
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    Post by ferdinand Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:22 pm

    That is sweet! I love it!
    Thanks for the pictures, really great build.
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    Post by 8fingers Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:41 pm

    My mouth dropped open with the first photo and I didn't breathe for a couple more. Amazing workmanship. Well done!
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    Post by Ivo Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:20 pm

    Fantastic! Smile

    What would be the correct way to say it "Maestro de Ballestra" or "Maestro alla Ballestra" ? Gotta give you custom rank man! Very Happy

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    Post by Henry Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:12 am

    Oh, Thank you Ivo Smile
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    Post by Michael Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:42 pm

    Henry: That crossbow is a real eye opener. Beautiful weapon; How does it shoot from your shortest to longest range to target. Mike
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    Post by chaz Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:36 am

    Henry,

    PROFFESSIONAL comes to mind

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    Post by ferdinand Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:36 pm

    Did u cover that prod with real parchment?(anymal skin).
    Love how that worked out!
    Did u glue it with epoxy resin?
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    Post by Henry Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:51 pm

    I utilize rabbit glue for not important meccanical parts. And Two components glue for the meccanical parts. Yeah, Real parchment colored in yellow with saffron.
    In shooting... :)It works well! I love shooting on apple at 20-25 meters...
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    Post by jeep Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:42 pm

    Can you post a video showing spanning with samson belt and shooting.

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