My first post on this site.
I started playing with the idea of making a crossbow as a birthday gift for a friend,
after he gave me a home-made oak bow for my birthday.
After browsing the web, I ended up on the arbalistguild, seeing some other
homemade projects of other people and I was intrigued.
I've copied the nut trigger system, which I made from a combination of brass
and steel. The handle is made of mahogany and the stock is made of walnut.
This is where I'm at so far.
I find the square stock a bit boring, and I'd like to add some shape to it.
I've tried to make a few designs in 3D-programs so far, and the one I'm most
pleased with so far is this one.
I have a little experience with routers, but not much.
If anyone has any tips when it comes to shaping the stock, that would be
much appreciated. The walnut I'm working with is quite dry, and has a tendency
to splinter easily.
Would a shape like this be doable, either by hand tools or router?