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Knex Torque Bow

video 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.
PLEASE POST INSTRUCTIONS!!!
hunter9992 years ago
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
200px-Aiming_the_Torque_Bow.jpg
shmi1175 years ago
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?
smickel (author)  shmi1175 years ago
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.
shmi117 smickel5 years ago
Awsome, when are you going to post?
smickel (author)  shmi1175 years ago
When I get some free time. Hopefully soon.
MewJadz smickel3 years ago
Well it's been 2 years and no instructions :(
it wont b
smilee smickel4 years ago
Obviously not soon
just post them
guy-man smickel3 years ago
POST IT POST IT POST IT
THIS THING LOOKS BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wiiking20153 years ago
dude it would be sweet if you posted some instructables on this torque please.
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
wiiking20153 years ago
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babygotback3 years ago
show me how to make this torque bow
themaddog4 years ago
instructions please
I have 1 word 4 u PPPOOOSSSTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
Tom Buckey4 years ago

No trigger? Hmmmmmmm

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
Storm9504 years ago
One of my favourite things on Ibles. Great job. Get some good pics up and I would probably build it!
racerj4 years ago
can you please post instructions
ant ant 334 years ago
 post instructions to make bow especially opening limbs

mikstr24 years ago
the closing and opening mechanism is freakin epic!. unfortunatly it looks too hard to load and fire
amtdude5 years ago
um.. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex_Torque_Bow_Gears_of_War/">http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex_Torque_Bow_Gears_of_War/</a><br/>
why did bakenbitz leave anyway?
Read the post. The guy saw it, but he wanted to make one that performed like a real torque bow.
Some people don't like reading the posts...stupidness....
harpuia5 years ago
that's a great bow design, you should post it. I love the folding
ojochris5 years ago
OMG YOU HAVE TO POST THIS PLEASE!!!!!!
knexguy5 years ago
See if you can get a trigger working. I'd post even if you can't, because someone else might be able to.
smilee5 years ago
This is awesome I love how you made it function like the real Torque Bow. POST!
if you post this i will fevid and favid it
biphnest5 years ago
Very cool and very well designed! Awesome!
DJ Radio5 years ago
I like the mech on the gun!
woooo this looks really cool