How to Make a Crossbow: The Classic Crossbow

You can make a crossbow using walnut, aluminum, a few miscellaneous parts, and our instructions.

make a crossbow - four pics
1) Our field piece looks and functions like many of the more expensive manufactured crossbows. 2) The front sight is a strap of aluminum fitted with a bead. 3) The steel cocking rod gives the cocking lever a forward mount when the string is being drawn. 4) This prototype has no trigger safety, but one can be added.
Photos by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff