The Arbalist Guild

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Crossbows - Everything about Building, Modding, and Using your Crossbow Gear

Latest topics

» Chu Ko Nu - repeating chinese crossbow
by c sitas Yesterday at 8:30 am

» Ball shooting Crossbows worth the bother
by topfmine Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:24 pm

» Skew of tiller
by drawknife Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:18 am

» tiller desgin
by crusader Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:37 am

» Want to build modern target crossbow
by ora8i Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:20 pm

» starting a 1400's replica
by tghsmith Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:25 am

» New Medieval just about finished
by Dark Factor Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:41 am

» How do I tune this
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:14 am

» Plans and materials for my first build
by c sitas Sat Jul 03, 2021 7:39 am

» Bolt rest
by stuckinthemud1 Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:24 pm

» Collotiere a Charavines crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:25 pm

» ash lath and pin-lock crossbow
by stuckinthemud1 Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:56 am

» Late medieval tournament distances?
by stuckinthemud1 Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 am

» Cutting delrin straight by hand?
by kenh Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:24 pm

» Other forums like this one?
by stuckinthemud1 Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:23 am

» new find in china, terra cotta warrior site
by tghsmith Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:42 am

» Crossbow Books
by Andy. Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:46 pm

» 95lb ancient crossbow shot faster than 960lb medieval
by Fangbows Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:36 pm

» best type of horn to use..
by kenh Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:16 pm

» re-introduction
by tghsmith Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:15 pm

» 4 fletch question
by 8fingers Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:14 am

» fix bolts
by MPDVM Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:40 pm

» Reverse draw compound bow build
by c sitas Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:20 pm

» New Build for 2020
by Gnome Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:19 am

» Spanning bench ideas
by stuckinthemud1 Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:07 pm


+8
Gnome
jds6
Todd the archer
stoneagebowyer
kenh
MRobin
ZigiMan
Rizzar
12 posters

    My new crossbow

    avatar
    Rizzar
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 194
    Join date : 2012-08-11
    Location : Germany

    My new crossbow Empty My new crossbow

    Post by Rizzar Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:56 am

    Here are some impressions of my latest build.
    My new crossbow 110
    My new crossbow 210
    Tiller is from Maple with bone covering/inlay, prod is the first self produced one. Didn´t make a shot yet, weather is terrible and I do not have a fitting bolt.

    Prod delivers around 95kg (210lbs) at 320mm (12.5in) draw so for me spanning by hand is possible but a gafa is on my wishlist.
    Total weight is 2,475g (5.45lbs) and lenght is 800mm (31.5in).


    My new crossbow 3a10
    My new crossbow 3b10
    3-axle-trigger-mechanism with thread reset and safety catch.
    My new crossbow 410
    My new crossbow 510
    My new crossbow 5b10
    I plan adding an adjustable ironsight in the next weeks, so the journey is not at its end.

    Greetings Rizzar.
    Hope you enjoyed the pics!
    ZigiMan
    ZigiMan
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 79
    Join date : 2012-12-07
    Location : Tel-Aviv, Israel

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by ZigiMan Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:41 am

    Really great work Rizzar!
    Clean and beautiful look!
    I'm interesting about the 3 axle trigger, the safety and the purpose of the thread, so if you can provide more details that would be nice!

    ZigiMan
    avatar
    MRobin
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 67
    Join date : 2012-09-01
    Age : 31
    Location : Paris, France

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by MRobin Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:02 am

    Same here.
    I guess the thread is used for reloading a part of the mechanism.
    This is a beautiful work!
    avatar
    Rizzar
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 194
    Join date : 2012-08-11
    Location : Germany

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Rizzar Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:21 am

    Thank you!

    I got some pics of my old construction model.

    My new crossbow 211
    The safety catch is a screw with a wing pushing under the mechanism (where my index finger is positioned on the last picture) to prevent accidential release.

    My new crossbow 310

    Rizzar
    avatar
    kenh
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 846
    Join date : 2012-08-03
    Age : 73
    Location : Living Aboard a Sailboat in Fort Myers, FL

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by kenh Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:22 am

    Really nice build. And thanks for the construction model pix. I was beginning to wonder what all the steel pins were for...
    ZigiMan
    ZigiMan
    Tinkerer

    If there is a will, there is a way.


    TinkererIf there is a will, there  is a way.

    Posts : 79
    Join date : 2012-12-07
    Location : Tel-Aviv, Israel

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by ZigiMan Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:30 am

    Thanks for the info Rizzar!
    stoneagebowyer
    stoneagebowyer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 490
    Join date : 2011-01-12

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by stoneagebowyer Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:05 am

    Spectacular work!
    Todd the archer
    Todd the archer
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 581
    Join date : 2010-02-25
    Age : 59
    Location : sellersville,pa.

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Todd the archer Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:39 pm

    Very nice, great example of using plywood to develope the trigger mechcanism.

    Todd
    jds6
    jds6
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 197
    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Age : 58
    Location : Dallas,TX

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by jds6 Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:55 pm

    Nice work. really love the shape of the tickler. Thanks for the pics.

    jds6
    Gnome
    Gnome
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 447
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 57
    Location : North Georgia

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Gnome Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:35 am

    Pretty!
    Taxus
    Taxus
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 40
    Join date : 2012-10-31
    Location : England

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Taxus Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:09 am

    Great work, the Maple gives a very clean look to the bow.

    The construction model pictures are a great example of how this type of meachanism works too.
    Let us know what the trigger pull is like compared to the those with more simple mechanisms.
    avatar
    manuel salazar
    Fresh Blood

    Doesn't mean
    I'm new to crossbows


    Fresh Blood Doesn't meanI'm new to crossbows

    Posts : 14
    Join date : 2015-04-19
    Age : 75
    Location : Mexico

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by manuel salazar Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:28 am

    Great job Rizzar, congratulations
    Manuel Salazar
    avatar
    c sitas
    Crossbow Junkie

    I live here!


    Crossbow JunkieI live here!

    Posts : 544
    Join date : 2012-11-24

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by c sitas Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:33 pm

    Rizzar; what can I say sept; you have a super looking job here. Extremely  well executed .Ps, don't get it dirty its beautiful.
    OrienM
    OrienM
    Workshop Savvy

    Did you see my tool collection?


    Workshop SavvyDid you see my tool collection?

    Posts : 195
    Join date : 2014-08-01
    Age : 45
    Location : New Mexico, USA

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by OrienM Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:08 pm

    Beautiful crossbow! Truly great work, it looks wonderful in all details.

    (Thanks for the trigger mech pics, as well...)

    Sponsored content

    My new crossbow Empty Re: My new crossbow

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:49 pm