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Vegard Stomsvik Pedersen




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PostPosted: Thu 20 Mar, 2008 3:25 am    Post subject: Crossbow building         Reply with quote

Hi there!

I'm planing to build a crossbow, but I'm not sure witch materials I'm gonna use for the bow and string...
What's best for the bow? Spring steel or wood? Lenght of the bow?
Any suggestions on how to make the string?




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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Mar, 2008 10:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alchem offers steel prods, roller nuts and strings.

http://www.alcheminc.com/crossbow.html

Even if you don't want their products, you might be interested in the detailed plans they offer for free on that page.

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Norman McCormick





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PostPosted: Thu 20 Mar, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Vegard,
The Book of the Crossbow by Ralph Payne-Gallwey, has all the info you need to make a historically correct bow. Tods Stuff in the U.K. supplies complete bows or bits for building your own. Hope this helps.
Regards,
Norman.
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