I have been hunting with a recurve bow for more than 30 years. I recently came out of the trees and started hunting primarily from ground blinds... its been loads of fun but drawing a bow in close proximity to a mature whitetail is a bit of a challenge. That, and nagging shoulder problems, got me thinking about a crossbow. Of course, for a traditionalist I'd rather be caught dead than be seen with one of those high tech carbon fiber arrow launchers. Not that there is anything wrong with that, its just not for me.
I am a fairly accomplished woodworker (hobby) so I think I can do this. I'm going to spend some time browsing and planning then dive in after I get my other winter project done (entertainment center for the wife).
Wish me luck