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toglhot
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crossbow build

Post by toglhot » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:11 am

Here's a crossbow I've just finished. At the moment it is slack stringed due to being very difficult to cock. I'll make a cross bow string to make it easier, the string will be under tension unlocked then and very much more powerful. Not sure of the range as I haven't fletched the bolt yet but, it seems quite powerful. Trigger mechanism is allow as are most of the parts except for stirrup, skeleton shoulder stock and wooden stock. No idea what I'll do with it, it's just one of those things I wanted to make.
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Re: crossbow build

Post by whateg0 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:41 pm

Cool! That's something I've always thought would be a cool project. Like you, I don't know what I'd do with it but I'd have fun making it.

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Re: crossbow build

Post by toglhot » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:13 am

painted and polished it today, came out good. Next project I've got in mind is a rifle slingshot. Like the crossbow, totally useless, but?
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Re: crossbow build

Post by RSG » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:51 pm

Nice!
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Re: crossbow build

Post by Bill Shields » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:39 am

From what material is the bow itself made?
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Re: crossbow build

Post by pete » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:14 pm

If you don't already know of this channel? https://www.youtube.com/user/todsstuff1 He does extensive research and there's quite a bit of cross bow information with a bit of digging through his past videos. Some interesting information as well about what these types of weapons were and were not capable of against the types of armor worn during that period.

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Re: crossbow build

Post by toglhot » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:43 am

skeleton shoulder stock and stirrup from 25x3mm steel, rest is polished aluminium except for the stock proper which is two pieces of sandwitched pine and the fibreglass limb.

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