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Duncan Hill





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PostPosted: Wed 18 Mar, 2020 12:49 pm    Post subject: Halbe Rustung: 17th century German crossbow         Reply with quote

Well thanks to social distancing amid the Covid business, Iíve been able to put in a lot of hours on this, and just finished this latest build. The steel prod is 130 lbs; too heavy to pull comfortably by hand so Iím going to build a wippe to go with it. Tiller is walnut, deck is oak, with inlays made from takeout chopsticks! And the branchís bits are epoxy mixed with sawdust. internal trigger parts are aluminium; itís a simple two-axel tumbler lock. The nut is laminated maple and walnut, with steel reinforcing pins through the fingers and an aluminium sear plate. Test shots were good- it shoots dead straight and has a hell of a kick. All string and rope is hemp waxed down with beeswax.


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Duncan Hill





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PostPosted: Wed 18 Mar, 2020 12:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

PS I just realized I forgot the nussfaden!!
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