In this Instructible I will show you how to:
-Create your own scale (1m,1m) crossbow that is powerful enough to punch holes into various items.
-where to get materials
-what tools to use
-prices and information
-general tips on fine tuning
(4 years later: please note that I no longer post to this website, I post my projects here now: http://sites.google.com/site/paulmprojects/ )
Step 1: 1: gathering materials & general instruction information:
-a 2/4 (preferrably a soft wood like pine)or any wood that is wide enough for your adapted crossbow.
-at least tow peices of bamboo
-kite string (a nylon string NOT WIRE)
-a wrappable wire
-door latch (see photo)
-assorted nails and screws (of the 2" and 1" varity)
::note::All these materials came from a mere two stores; Home depot(wood and door latch) and Dollarmart (bammboo and kite string)
::note:: I used a band saw, although it is not made for wood, you can use any other saw you see fit (wood saw that is)
Step 2: Cutting the board
-Be careful when cutting!
-use a woodsaw for straight, even cuts
-measure twice, cut once!
Step 3: Assembly: part 1
Next, nail the handle on (also easy)
drill and clamp the four coffee stirrers (or 3 in the middle) and use a drill bit smaller than your nail (obviously).
Now, cut and nail the firing mechanism block to the stage around 20cm away from butt or 5 cm from front.
screw in the door latch to the mount