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    Post by kiltedcelt on Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:25 pm

    I've built one medieval crossbow so far. It was primarily a learning experience - sort of a "Can I do this?" kind of thing. Anyway, I have plans to build two new crossbows which will be much more elaborate than the one in the attached photo. Anyway, I'm hoping some of the more experienced members on here can give some advice as I begin these new projects.

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    Post by Jason D on Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:47 pm

    Hello,
    I've seen your crossbow before on one of the archery boards, you should really post the description of your build over in the Crossbow Workshop. It is a story that should be told here, you have built a very attractive piece, and the way you overcame some of the issues are very interesting.

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    Post by Ivo on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:23 am

    Good Day and Welcome kiltedcelt!

    Jason said it..I've also seen your crossbow before...literally it went around the world in the world wide web...I've seen discussions where people were debating whether it was an authentic reproduction, criticism and compliments all in one boiling pot. Very Happy

    Again I second Jason on that it would be awesome if you posted the process in the Crossbow Workshop. Very nice and clean build kiltedcelt! cheers

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    Post by kiltedcelt on Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:48 pm

    Ivo,

    I'm curious about these other discussions you mention. If I remember correctly, I only posted the crossbow photos on Paleoplanet and Primitive Archer. I do remember it was met with some pretty mixed reviews on those sites, but then again they're dedicated to bows and mostly primitive ones at that. I like that there's a forum dedicated specifically crossbows. Anyway, please do enlighten me as to these interesting discussions regarding my bow. As to more detailed information, I'll post something over in the other section in a few days. Right now I'm recovering my main laptop from some hardware replacements along with a complete reinstall of XP.
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    Post by Ivo on Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:10 am

    The work is very VERY neat and there is not a doubt in the world about it's functionality, details like inlay and clean lines were admired.

    The more Historical guys were of coarse having a blast saying one thing...and that it was not authentic stuff...but then again said that it was certainly a clean functional piece.

    These complements and critics were on another (Russian)crossbow building forum, so that's what I meant when I said "around the world" and I wouldn't be surprised if a picture of your work has made it's way into some small discussion group that we don't know about yet. Smile

    I'll be glad to see your build in the workshop section...also good luck with your computers, I had to send all of mine out to repair as well and only received them recently.

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    Post by kiltedcelt on Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 pm

    Ivo,

    That's interesting. Funny how something like that can get all over the 'net. Anyway, the two new bows I'll be working on will be much more historically accurate. I'll endeavor to post photos throughout the construction of those two bows so people on here can follow along. I didn't take any photos of my first crossbow during its construction, however I do have several more shots that are far more detailed. Additionally, I can also explain how and why I did some of the things that I did and where I made some mistakes and such. I should be able to post about that some time this weekend. Computer is all fixed and running fine now.
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    Post by Lightly on Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:14 am

    Kiltedcelt,

    I would very much like to see your new bows as they come out, and more detailed photos of the bow at the top.
    How did you tie on that prod? I like the look of it and would love to see a close up of that, as well. I guess these would go up in the crossbow workshop part of this forum? Maybe I should have looked there before writing!

    But, yes, certainly! More photos!

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