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Been a long time, started in 2018, had big delays with the metalwork,  finally got it shooting today.  75lb draw weight yew/sinew prod, inlays in antler, water buffalo horn and cow bone. V-tool engraving filled with varnish coloured with charcoal. I am really pleased with the way its all come together and its a lot of fun to shoot. Just a couple of odds and ends (like serving the string) left to go.

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Beautiful, but deadly I imagine. Great workmanship.

What's involved in processing the sinew?

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It'd sting but its only about 100 fps, so no where near as good as a 30lb long bow.  

 

Sinew tends to be de-greased then dried for storage. To prep it, the outer sheath is removed and the bundled fibres seperated by pulling them apart, these are soaked in warm hide or collagen glue, excess glue is squeezed off and the fibres laid along the back of the bow.  There are an infinite number of variations on the process. 

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That’s proper craftsmanship. Could be on the Heritage Crafts red list.

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Archery types really hate em?

 

Was chatting to  a memeber of an archery club and any mention of shooting crossbows was verborten etc and not allowed in the club but all other bow types were ok.

 

Think there seen as dodgy weapons for lowlifes that require less skill to use?

 

 

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As an archer I never realised how much xbow is blocked by archery clubs even though the national federations all allow it.  Not a single club in Wales, that I know of

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Just received an email from my regional federation acknowledging xbow is "discouraged at club level" mostly because bolts are thicker than arrows and cause greater damage to targets....

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Fantasic project! You should be very proud if that.

 

Strange that the archery clubs dislike crossbow.

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