In this video, you'll see how I built a 50-pound crossbow with a trigger, crossbow limb, and a rifle design. This took me 6 months to make, but it's finally done! This homemade wooden crossbow is made from 3 layered pieces of ½-inch pine cut from a jigsaw. All the filing and planing to shape the wood was done by hand, which is why it took so long. You, of course, can speed things up if you have the right power tools.