PLANS Dragon Tiger Chu Ko Nu Repeating Crossbow
It is an ancient Chinese mechanical repeating crossbow. The plans include the printable dragon and tiger patterns that you glue on to your wood pieces, then cut out and wood-burn the beautiful pattern. Then you can paint or stain it how you want to. It is a crossbow and a sculpture, like a display woodworking item that is also fun to shoot!
Assembly instructions here:
I have been fascinated by this type of crossbow since my early teen years and have been building and experimenting with them for more than 10 years. This set of plans displays my most current and refined iteration. It is very fun to make this and see your own fine work come together, then see and feel the mechanism function smoothly. Very satisfying.
To build this you will need some small hardwood boards as will be listed on the cover page of the plans (this wood is available at hardware stores ex: Lowes). You will also need white glue, two wood screws, and one small nail.
The plans are delivered to you as a digital download in a zip file with all the pages in it.
Tools needed include:
Saw (prefer a band saw with scrolling blade, but a thin bladed hand saw can work),
Round wood file,
Clamps for gluing,
Drill with selection of bits,
Wood burning tool.