In spite of my age (76 years old), I finished the reconstruction of my house...it suffers a flood this last winter and I had some time and disposition to build in very short free time to make one slingshot crossbow as a design similar of a Mediaeval weapon...but my goal is another... I feel a lot of enthusiasm to build a real crossbow like those used at XV century....Why not?
Of course, I watched a lot of videos concerning this matter and I saw the excellent pictures of the construction of the stock at Wiki. My first trigger will be the easier one, with only a piece (a pinnacle) But my first problem is the wood...here at Portugal, we have only the pine wood to buy..so...I think to make it with pin...what can I do?
I would like to know if I can use a bow of megaline 100 pounds...This material is available at some stores of modern crossbows. By the way I will study carefully all instructions here to get more information.
Before my retirement I was an hardware engineer of IBM, after I had a hobby...modeling little typical sail ships, but now the crossbows are my objective.
Unfortunately my English is very poor, sorry about my mistakes. I hope to learn a lot with your help. Thank you ver much!