You will be using power and hand tools for this project, so of course proper safety precautions are a must!
Step 1: Equipment and Supplies
1" x 8" x 6' hardwood board (this will actually only be 3/4" thick)
1" x 4" x 6' hardwood board (if you don't have the means to plane down to 1/2", DON'T buy a thinner board. Use 1" x 4" and adjust the tenon measurements as noted on the following step. Your crossbow will be a bit heavier than mine.)
24 feet para-cord for springs
cheap click pen (for the spring) or make your own
wood glue (I used Gorilla brand)
You'll also need...
Ruler/ Tape measure
Scroll Saw / Jig Saw
Rotary tool/ Dremel
Drill or Drill Press
Belt or Orbital Sander
You don't need all these power tools. They just speed up the work.