Introduction: Knex Torque Bow

I am an avid Gears of War fan, and one of my favorite weapons from that game is the torque bow. I've searched the Internet for such a creation made of Knex, and I did find one on this site. Even though it was a fine gun on it's own account, it was far from being and performing the way an actual torque bow does.

So I set off to make one myself. This is what I have so far: a near complete replica as close as I could make it to the actual weapon. The arms open and close, and lock in place in the open position, but not yet in the closed position. It uses a combination of string that runs through the arms and a rubber band to fire the arrow, and the act of placing the arrow into the firing chamber is what cocks the weapon. Unfortunately, I have not yet devised a method of holding back all of the potential energy of the arrow with a trigger system, although that is what I will be working on next.

I hope you enjoy this video of what I have been working on for quite a while now. Hopefully when I complete it, I will post instructions so that anyone with the right pieces can personally enjoy what I have created.

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icanha5cheezburger1998 (author)2013-10-16

PLEASE POST INSTRUCTIONS!!!

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hunter999 (author)2011-08-27

I'm a really big gears of war fan and this thing looks amazing however i know this isnt relistic to do but when the torque bow fire you hold the trigger down and as you hold it down the 2 bows come closer together overall good job dude :) can you see what I mean. the image below is kinda showing it

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shmi117 (author)2009-07-26

Is it ok if I build it from the video, give it a trigger, then post it while giving all the credit to you for the gun and design?

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smickel (author)shmi1172009-07-27

If you think you can build it from the video, go for it. However the inner workings aren't clearly shown and it would be very difficult to do so. I might just post an Instructable on how to make what I have so far so anyone can attempt to make a trigger as I've had little luck. You might want to wait for that.

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shmi117 (author)smickel2009-07-27

Awsome, when are you going to post?

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smickel (author)shmi1172009-08-04

When I get some free time. Hopefully soon.

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MewJadz (author)smickel2011-05-31

Well it's been 2 years and no instructions :(

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MegaMetal8 (author)MewJadz2011-06-17

it wont b

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smilee (author)smickel2009-10-14

Obviously not soon

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sammyrs2000 (author)smickel2011-03-01

just post them

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guy-man (author)smickel2011-02-28

POST IT POST IT POST IT

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metalchopper (author)2011-04-12

THIS THING LOOKS BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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wiiking2015 (author)2011-03-12

dude it would be sweet if you posted some instructables on this torque please.

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Joseph Mendoza (author)2011-02-11

dude it kinda sucks you going that far into making a cool folding bow, you should put a trigger on it..that thing looks beast though

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wiiking2015 (author)2011-02-08

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babygotback (author)2010-08-23

show me how to make this torque bow

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themaddog (author)2010-07-31

instructions please

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yingyangcuzins (author)2010-05-15

I have 1 word 4 u PPPOOOSSSTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ben_the_Builder (author)2010-03-24

i absolutely love gears of war and this is just the most freakin epic gun ive ever seen... from GOW... .. have you tried making the trigger external?? i dont have any ideas atm.. but im alright at this kinda stuff :P

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Tom Buckey (author)2010-01-25

No trigger? Hmmmmmmm

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Senior Waffleman (author)2009-12-01

i wanna make this but, i dont wanna make it off the vid, and i would add a barrel and ram rod, and a piece on the ram rod so when u pull it back, the wings open up and when u pull the trigger they close like in the game. Nice idea though

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Storm950 (author)2009-11-03

One of my favourite things on Ibles. Great job. Get some good pics up and I would probably build it!

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racerj (author)2009-10-24

can you please post instructions

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ant ant 33 (author)2009-10-24

 post instructions to make bow especially opening limbs

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mikstr2 (author)2009-10-22

the closing and opening mechanism is freakin epic!. unfortunatly it looks too hard to load and fire

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amtdude (author)2009-07-05

um.. <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex_Torque_Bow_Gears_of_War/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex_Torque_Bow_Gears_of_War/</a><br/>

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J Moneyman (author)amtdude2009-10-17

why did bakenbitz leave anyway?

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DJ Radio (author)amtdude2009-07-05

Read the post. The guy saw it, but he wanted to make one that performed like a real torque bow.

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Bartboy (author)DJ Radio2009-07-05

Some people don't like reading the posts...stupidness....

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harpuia (author)2009-08-03

that's a great bow design, you should post it. I love the folding

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ojochris (author)2009-07-07

OMG YOU HAVE TO POST THIS PLEASE!!!!!!

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knexguy (author)2009-07-06

See if you can get a trigger working. I'd post even if you can't, because someone else might be able to.

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smilee (author)2009-07-06

This is awesome I love how you made it function like the real Torque Bow. POST!

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dutchwarlord (author)2009-07-05

if you post this i will fevid and favid it

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biphnest (author)2009-07-05

Very cool and very well designed! Awesome!

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DJ Radio (author)2009-07-05

I like the mech on the gun!

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dutchwarlord (author)2009-07-05

woooo this looks really cool

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