Re: other types of crossbows?
Alchem has a wonderful set of plans on-line at
http://www.alcheminc.com/. This is very close to the early Northern
European designs. I make my crossbows with 75 to 85 pound prods. I
adjust the depth of the prod notch to ensure the 600 inch pound
guideline is not exceeded.
In response to very early/primitive crossbows, the Scandinavians used
a simple string release. The string was pulled back and trapped in a
groove cut into the tiller. Under the string, a tapered plug of wood
was seated which extended through the tiller to the trigger. When the
trigger was squeezed, the plug moved up which forced the string out of
the groove which engaged the bolt. The "Fellwalker Crossbow" uses this
--- In SCA-Archery@y..., "Michael Scherrer" <lordthomas@h...> wrote:
> Also, would anyone have plans for an early english/french design???
> Need to make one for a lady. Have a 85# prod..
> >From: cwilson@m...
> >Has anyone tried to construct and operate other types of crossbows
> >other countries? Crossbows like the Vietnamese Crossbow, or an
> >english/french crossbow that had a large wooden prod instead of
> Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at