I'm a new member here and I'm keen to get started on my crossbow making journey.
I've been watching youtube videos all night, and have been reading the wiki, as well as other posts to try and get as much information as possible.
So far I've worked out all the parts of a crossbow, and how exactly each component works.
I've seen designs where the tiller is made from 3 pieces of wood, and some designs where only 1 piece of wood is used.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of each design?
My initial thoughts are that the 3 ply method would mean that it would make accessing the nut and trigger components much easier, however overall it's not as robust as a one piece build.
For a beginner, would you recommend a 3 piece body or a 1 piece to start with? From reading the wiki it looks like cutting out the groove for the nut and the trigger seem rather fiddly.
Looking forward to any feedback from the seasoned builders here.