Let me start by saying to my embarrassment, that after having signed up some 2 years ago the thought had only come to me recently that it might very well be high-time I actually committed to any communicative activity on the forum. Which is a fantastic resource by-the-bye. A thanks to the community.
Not much to say I suppose , other than my arbalest bend is mostly looked on by complete confusion by anyone and everyone around me or even by myself really for that matter, not that I mind however. I have built one bow so far which was made in a ridiculous hurry, but thankfully have plans to build a few more... insh'allah. Oh that little mangled bit behind the nut was my lesson in not trying to stop the nut from spinning. Not sure why I even wanted to do that in the first place.
All the best,