It's just a crossbow shaped like a Colt M1911. That's it. You know that you want one.
WARNING THIS IS NOT A TOY BE CAREFUL DON'T SHOOT AT ANYONE (EXCEPT IN SELF DEFENSE, THATS OKAY I GUESS). IF YOU ARE AN IDIOT, JERK, DRUNK, STONER, OR CRACKHEAD, GO HOME AND RETHINK YOUR LIFE.
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I would love to see any other designs you guys could make, from little derringers to sub-machine guns. if someone could make a steampunk crossbow, then please show it.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Materials needed are quite simple:
A piece of thin craft plywood, about 3-ply (I got mine from a old kitchen cabinet)
A reciprocating saw blade
26 gauge steel wire (doesn't need to be too precise, just about 1/16" dia.)
Tools needed are:
Shop Assistant (for taking pictures, retrieving tools, and the like)
Scroll Saw (or any other fine, precise saw)
Knife (always handy)
Step 2: The Design
I made my crossbow look like an M1911, but you could really make it look like any gun that you wanted to.
Step 3: Cut it Out
Draw out your gun on the wood, and cut out the first panel. I started with a hacksaw, but then I got lazy after one cut and decided to use the scroll saw. If you do use the scroll saw, set it at a rather low speed to minimize "chipping".
Step 4: Make the Second Side Panel
This is simple, just trace and cut. If your wood had a "nice" and a "bad" side, then be sure to trace the second panel so that the nice side faces out on both panels.
Step 5: Spacers
These will hold the two panels apart to make room for the trigger. just fill in the spaces where the trigger isn't.