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Crossbow Bowstring
Jan 17th, 2021 at 2:30am
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owwsq6olhuY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grLsVCY8Y0w&t=0s

these are 2 options for bowstring that the loop has the same thickness as the middle. But I dont speak German...
does he mention:
1) if the knot weakens the bowstring?
2) how to get the correct length of bowstring?

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Reply #1 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 9:31am
 
Iím very surprised they tie a knot instead of twisting a loop into it but Iím sure there is a reason for it.
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Reply #2 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 10:04am
 
it could be that these knots have smoother curves on the transition rather than a loop
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Reply #3 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 11:36am
 
Tod's workshop has a video on making a crossbow string
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Reply #4 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 11:39am
 
Sarosh wrote on Jan 17th, 2021 at 10:04am:
it could be that these knots have smoother curves on the transition rather than a loop


I noticed the angle the string makes is lower than a lot of knots so it's certainly possible  it doesn't hurt the strength as much.
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Reply #5 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 11:40am
 
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I reckon I could string and unstring a 175 lb crossbow without stringer cord using this method.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyvbTy4DoE8&feature=youtu.be
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Reply #6 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 12:07pm
 
By the way, such a light sub 200 lb crossbow is fantastic actually...I can totally see why the medieval rulers disliked them because they made 'poaching' so much easier.
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Reply #7 - Jan 17th, 2021 at 1:07pm
 
AncientCraftwork wrote on Jan 17th, 2021 at 11:36am:
Tod's workshop has a video on making a crossbow string


https://youtu.be/oDB1zmBLtx4?t=98 you mean this one? it was my first option but I searched if there is a better way, I think the other options are very good.

I'll probably make this first to find the correct length and then try the other.

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