I am an amateur to arbalist building. I have been interested in this hobby for 2 years and have constructed 3 crossbows. The aesthetic and functional qualities of each one have improved progressively over time. Last summer I have finished my first nut and tickler crossbow. At this time, I would like to construct one of an oak tiller and horn nut. Also forge a metal prod instead of carving a wooden one.
Can someone please tell me were to get such wood of appropriate size. I have looked in numerous local hardware stores and could not find any. The internet brings disappointment as well. I would like a link to a website which offers such material.