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I got this idea from a friend, and I used the basic body from his idea and modified the mechanism myself. It shoots a wooden barbecue skewer five to ten feet. When you make it, please send me a picture. I used a recycled plank that was a bleacher from a high school gym.

Step 1: Parts

Here are the parts/things you need.

-chop saw (or hand tools)

-jigsaw

-coping saw (hand tool)

-cable staples (those thinges that are like staples that go on cable

-long bolt with nut on the end

-wood (DUH)

-sports rubber
<p>It would have been very simple and very helpful if you would have put a pattern of the stock in jpeg or pdf format so that a person could simply print it out and trace it onto the wood.</p>
its cool, but maybe use wood tension not rubber bands for this beatiful thing. i mean why do all the work for this when you can glue 2 rulers together, add a clothespin and rubber band and ba boom.<br /> anyways, good job
The elastic ruins the whole thing, it is now technically a slingshot, and not a crossbow, as the &quot;bow&quot; does absolute nothing. That aside, the rest of it looks good.
<p>To all the people who disagree with the name, it's technically a &quot;slingbow&quot;. Slingbows are nothing new except for the people here who don't know any better. Just do a search for Joerge Sprave and you'll see all about slingbows.</p>
yeah thanks for the feed back, this is my first big project. i will try to improve my futre projects<br /> <br /> <br /> Wolfman<br /> <br />
This isn't really a crossbow so much as a crossbow-shaped slingshot. Good job though.
yea i guess your right. but i dont think i should change the name.
<p>To all the people who disagree with the name, it's technically a &quot;slingbow&quot;. Slingbows are nothing new except for the people here who don't know any better. Just do a search for Joerge Sprave and you'll see all about slingbows.</p>
My trigger mechanism failed so i just used two pegs with a gap in between them to fit the arrow.
This might go farther if you braided several rubber bands together instead of just one.
That is a very good idea, im going to try that. thank you for the imput.
was surgical tubing ever a thought?
well, its a good idea but may be to thick
You're very welcome. I tried to make a simple crossbow awhile back with fiberglass rods and PVC pipe, but i gave up. It was really heavy, but it shot about 20 feet.
OMFG dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!O.O&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; thats tha best c/bow ive ever seen!!!!!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br /> nice job on tha trigger thing.=P <br /> it wouldve been&nbsp;cooler if&nbsp;it&nbsp;uses torsion/tortion(however its spelled=P)to propell tha projectiles/ammo.but nice job!
thanks, i really want input about my project. so i might be able to change it.<br /> <br /> thanks greymatter<br /> <br /> wolfman<br />
&nbsp;Mine shoots wooden skewers 5 - 10 meters using rubber bands. It's actually an inefficient design so I should change it. It's too hard to reload and is prone to failure in the rain and only lasts for a few days of&nbsp;continuous use.&nbsp;
&nbsp;Nice firing mechanism anyway
yeah it is not very good. i am not very good with wood. thanks for the imput.<br /> <br /> <br /> wolfman
if you hot glue a nail onto the end of the bbq skewer will go much further and stick into walls and trees i made a bow type thing by just gluing a rubberband across a bbq skewer and using a bit of copper wire to guide the arrow and it shot above trees
That looks clean and nice (thats tight).
thanks

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