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oak crossbow by DorianNavarre oak crossbow by DorianNavarre
this was my first attempt at a medieval crossbow. the design lacks some authenticity but it is fully functional for sca combat.
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:icontravis3993:
Travis3993 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY NICE!!! Any chance you could throw a few design schematics my way, i'd love to try my hand at it.
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Jakesnakee Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Looks good! I just found a set of designs that I was going to try out for a repeating crossbow 
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sharkway Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
how much would you sell it for?
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This was a commission piece. I now longer have it. I am also not in a position to make any more. sorry. 
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Liamsen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can you make me a small less good one please?? :)

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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) i do commissions but I dont have access to the Limbs to make these any more :(
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:iconliamsen:
Liamsen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok man you are still amaizingly awesome for your cool and great work! i just pointed out that if i could get one of those i would buy it... :D
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DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hehe thanks!!! :D
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SlightlyEmoDude Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
HI, I'm just beginning a couple of crossbow and manuballista projects at the moment; I was wondering how you shaped the tickler and manufactured the firing mechanism. Was it by hand with saws and files, or machine-cut? I have access to a scrollsaw, hand-tools and a bench grinder which should suffice for the mechanism, but forming the tickler has me stumped.
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hi there, yes they were all shaped by hand using hacksaw and file. made in pieces and riveted together for the nut. the tickler is shaped and bent by hand.
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SlightlyEmoDude Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Would you be able to give me some dimensions for the tickler material you used (or even better, some scale drawings of the mechanism)?

How did you bend the parts, and what steel stock did you use?

Sorry for all of the questions; the tickler is the only part I'm having trouble with making by hand, and yours looks great!
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No trouble at all! just cant really help, as it was made years ago for a custom order. everything i made I made as I went, so no plans to speak of :( or pics either i'm sorry! would love to help just don't have the means too.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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Firemaster1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
well i want to make the whole thing my self, and since you got more exp in the field can you lend m your wisdom please?
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
of course i can, just let me know any questions you have. :)
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:iconfiremaster1:
Firemaster1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Ok i didnt see that part of the limbs but if i wanted to make a the bow limbs out of a leaf spring would it work?
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) it would work just fine, it was just easier to get one pre made as this one had to be a specific poundage for SCA combat.
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Firemaster1 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
My friend i have started to like this trade a lot and started making some great chain mail, now id like to start working on a really nice crossbow, id like your help please.
What are the limbs made of, a metal leaf spring tempered into the rounded shape of a bow, or is it a different kind of metal.
Also are you a guild wars fan?
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saskatopinguin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
your work is awesome I wish I could say the same about mine...I look in scrap but I didn't see the diagram. Is it out yet?

(I forgot some words that affect the meaning of my comment so forgive me for saying the same thing twice)
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saskatopinguin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
your work is awesome I could say the same about mine...I look in scrap but didn't see the diagram. Is it out yet?
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shadolin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
:drool: That's quite nice, you do some fine work! (As I believe I may have said already, heh heh)
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Opponent-Process Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Is that a brass roller nut? That's some fancy work!
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey there, yes it is a brass roller nut, with two stage capture so on release it only falls far enough to release the string and is also spring loaded to return to cock position after firing. thanks for the comment! :)
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
Cool... How did you crafted the bow or arc part... (not familiar with exact terminology...sry) I plan to make an completly authentic crossbow for this summer events and thats one of the major problems holding me back...

PS - i do reenactment in estonia, and probably this mai we are going to see one sca event in sweden to look what they are doing... So your description also made me wonder - How do you use crossbows in sca combat?
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey there, i cheated a little with the authenticity to have it used in sca combat, the limb (the bow part) is actually made from fibreglass by a bow manufacturer. and all the rest is hand crafted. i did this to predominantly achieve the 50pound draw at 12inch that is required for sca combat. they use a minimal draw weight and then use bolts(arrows) with rubber blunt tips.
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
thanx - i think i must try springsteel of some sort then... so alkinds of autists (curseword for people who bitch to much about authencity (damn spelling - hope you understand)) wont have to much to get hold on - if i used fiber theill shurely point finger at me :D
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DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
damn autists....
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Evil-Weasel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005
I'm in the planning stages of a crossbow. I doubt it'll be as good as yours though. There's one thing that's bothering me- how did you get your trigger system to work?
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
if you have an email i can send you some design pics and plans if you are interested. thanks for the comment!
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:iconevil-weasel:
Evil-Weasel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
That would be greatly appreciated actually! I'll "note" you with my email...
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shadowduchess Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005
Beautiful craftsmanship.
I'd been wanting to make one for a long time but haven't had the time.
I am as usual, stunned by the quality of your work.
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awwww.....thank you! ;)
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
how does that trigger work?
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmmm kinda hard to explain. it is a two step mechanism that relies on friction and tension to hold in place. spring loaded so it pulls back to a cock position once fired, or rather when the string is pulled back past the 'nut' it [the trigger] is locked in place via a spring tensioner....a bit more fiddly to make than a traditional but more secure when loaded.... one day i will sketch it and put it in scraps...now that uni is over for the year i have the time to play like that.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
could you send me a diagram?
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:icondoriannavarre:
DorianNavarre Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey, thanks for the +watch...will do the diagram in the next few days, will post it in scraps and also send you a note with it.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
And thankyou for posting that.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem my pleasure.
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