I'm a retired Coloradan where archery has been a big part of my life. Over the years I've made my own firearms, forged 100s of knives, made a few bows, lots of strings and I couldn't begin to tell you how many arrows I've made. I've always had an interest in the crossbow but it wasn't until I've rescued a couple of them from pawn shops, garage sales and restored them to service when my interest expanded into wanting to start making them. I think I've got the skill sets I'll need for the new hobby.
Other interests included prospecting for gold, blade smithing, retro camping and wilderness cookery.
My first project I'd like to make a simple, mid evil forest made pistol (primitive made probably better words). I'll start off by forging the prod first, then move on to the irons and trigger parts.
I'm certain I'll be chiming in for help.
Nice meeting you all.