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This crossbow is an entry to the Chopstick challenge. I created this because when I thought of bamboo chopsticks, I thought of resiliency strength and flexibilty, all in which make a good crossbow.

Tools:
-Exacto knife
-Pliers
-Tape
-Super glue

Materials:
-Chopsticks(2)
-Paracord( 2 feet will be more than enough)
-Clothespin
-Pen
-Wood
 
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Step 1: Making the "Cross"

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First you get two chopsticks, and tape fix them together, I used Black electrical tape, But you can use whatever you think will work.

Step 2: The body

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You will then need to get a piece of wood, mine is about 1 1/2 ft.  Width isn't a big issue on this one.

Step 3: The barrel

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Then, you need a straight pen tube, Take it apart and keep the tube.

Step 4: Combining the body and chopsticks

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You will want to put the chopsticks at the end of the board you previously cut. Try and keep it in the center, and fix it to the body.

Step 5: Mounting the barrel

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Fix the pen tube to the body.

Step 6: Stringing the bow

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Then get one of the inner strands of the paracord, and cut about 2 inches more than the length of the chopsticks. Tape and/or glue it to the end of the chopsticks.

Step 7: Adding a trigger

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Glue the wooden Clothes pin to the body about 4 inches behind the barrel

Step 8: Find ammo

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I used a small wooden dowel, but many other things will work as well.

Step 9: The finished product!

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owen57021 year ago
This doesn't work the chop sticks break easily