A crossbow I made a couple of yrs ago from a piece of oak firewood and a leafspring. Rhettbarnheart wanted to look so posted here to show him. Only forged the trigger parts really.
The plate in the middle is because I had to split the firewood to get a long enough stock. Next one will have more forged bits, maybe a proper saddle, and lockplate, etc. Hmmmm, sounds like an interesting project.