Archery in many forms, has been practiced for centuries. Many cultures developed archery as a means of hunting for food, a weapon to fend off others and an implement of war. Now archery is a recognized sport around the world. These crossbow plans will guide you in how to make a crossbow.
Warning: A crossbow can be a very dangerous weapon. Always keep it out of the hands of children and treat the crossbow in the same manner you would a rifle or hand gun.
Always read the instruction on how to make a crossbow carefully and make sure that there is enough information provided for you to be able to complete the project - before you invest in materials. Some of the plans are excellent, giving a great deal of instruction in text, pictures and drawings while other plans are only drawings and still others are only sketches.
These free crossbow plans are for the intermediate to expert woodworker.
Also see archery plans - bows and arrows.