Introduction: Mini Powerful Knex Bow

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This Mini Bow uses only 19 pieces and fires between 35-45+ feet, as always, depending on the elastic bands you use.
It is the smallest knex bow on this site, and i have seen about 99% of knex guns so i must me right.
This is my first instructable so don't be harsh on your comments, but if you are stupid enough i'll get you back.

Read everything on this instructable to make your life easy, that way there will be no need to comment badly or ask stupid questions with obvious answers.

Step 1: Parts List

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To have a good instructable you MUST have a parts list to make life easy for your maker (or whatever you call the person making what is in your instructable) Anyway here it is.


2 red
4 green
1 white snowflake (can be substituted) for anything with a hole or nothing, it just makes it more accurate.


4 small white/grey/bendy purple
4 blue/metallic
2 yellow/dark grey


2 small wheels, without the rubber bit.
Good elastic bands for good performance.


1 grey/black rod
1 grey connector

Step 2: Attaching Elastic Bands, Loading and Firing

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Attaching Elastic Bands

Loop one part of the elastic band around the wheel and to make sure you will get good power it should be hard to loop it round the other wheel.

Loading And Firing

Get your grey/black rod and your grey 1 connector and put it through/thru the white snowflake and if your elastic bands are thick it will be easy to use, so pull back like an ordinary bow as far as it goes (the connector at the front will stop you from pulling it back too far) and let go thhhhhhhiump on the cardboard box and a hole in the wall , then going through the car passing by, then through my neighbours front door, then being stopped because it ran out of power.


mason.laudenslager (author)2015-02-28

i made that bow it goes very good I like it

IHazCawfee (author)2014-12-28

Very nice bow! One of the few instructables for knex I can understand! Very powerful with good range

GINGANINGA01 (author)2013-04-29

EPICNESS!! powerful AND stealthy! :D

cody21367 (author)2012-02-07

How do you build the bow?!?!?!?!?!

cody21367 (author)cody213672012-02-07

Oh well.........:(

cody21367 (author)cody213672012-02-07

Seriously!!!!! How?!?!?!

nerd97 (author)2011-08-06


NatNoBrains (author)2010-12-05

Nice! Works well but sometimes missfires :(

nathan733 (author)2010-07-06

one of a kind!!!!!!!

kool6698 (author)2010-04-26

u should add a pic of the ammo there r many colors for different parts.

Darth-Vader (author)2009-10-13

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I JUST BUILT THIS AND IT IS SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE CAT HAS BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!     AND SO DOUS THE SQUARL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
poserboy123 (author)2009-08-05

how do you build the bow????????????????????

coleslaw3 (author)2009-03-28

I shot my brother in his Qq p he cried like a baby and hes 16!!!!! :) I love it. w I Wonder If It Hurt That Bad? O.O

in his "Qq p"???? explain?

lol, put it this way... its a spot only a man has...

I got that, I just fail to see how it could possibly be described/specified as "Qq p"

Killergunman (author)2009-04-18

love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Ilikeknexgunz (author)2008-11-10

Lol I LOVE IT i kinda had to build a target cause i kept shooting my brother lol

quesoman (author)Ilikeknexgunz2009-03-04

i love shooting my brother..its so funny when he gets mad cuz he will start running at me and all i have 2 do is put up my weapon and he will whimper away...even if its not loaded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eheeohoo27 (author)Ilikeknexgunz2008-12-12

same thing here but with the reaper :p

quesoman (author)2009-03-04

pretty awesome....i was sitting in my room and shot it down the hall int my parents room...about 30 ft

fatman999 (author)2009-02-13

wow this is pretty sweet went cross room for me which is about 25 ft

knex assasin (author)2008-11-08

just made 1 i like it, simple, powerful and accurate i like the idea of the cams aswell

zap89 (author)2008-03-14

wtf it doesnt work. the white rod isnt long enough to fit where its supposed to go??? whats wrong?

junits15 (author)zap892008-10-25

use a blue rod, thats what i did

Mike Cortes (author)zap892008-03-14

use a small wheel

lollerskates (author)2008-03-05

what can i replace the wheels with?

junits15 (author)lollerskates2008-10-25

the grey bearings

Bartboy (author)lollerskates2008-09-15

white connectors

Mike Cortes (author)2007-08-15

hey man i only just saw your message, so i'm sorry for going a bit over the top and i know you are even though it wasnt even a strong comment, i was just pissed off at that time. ok.

ok i understand man, i just got really pissed off to like ten min ago cuz my sis stole like half my knex just to see howd id react

how old's ur sis, older or younger?

she is older lol she was very annoyed

cuz ive been shooting guns at her door ever since i made killerks gun lol

i fired my gasttling gun at my sister, she sed she wanted one. i made pistols wiht magazines, n we built a tower out of jenga and kept firing to knock it down

DrWeird117 (author)ash14942008-10-17

W00t no more siblings fighting!

ash1494 (author)DrWeird1172008-10-17

lol that was nerly a year ago

DrWeird117 (author)ash14942008-10-19


ash1494 (author)ash14942008-10-17

over a year ago sorry

atreyu_pgh (author)2008-08-12

nice its tiny but powerful i added half an inch thick rubberbands made it shot 25 feet. +4

pls (author)2008-04-16

its great for its size

extreme builder (author)2008-02-24

check out my new fully automatic knex gun

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2008-02-14

very nice i made this and the rod went 76 feet! comming soon a mega mod for this as soon as i get to know how to use google skeckup.

Ulquiorra (author)2008-02-06

TOTALLY AWESOME!!! i built it w/out the wheels, and it still works great for so little pieces!!

Mr. Smart Kid (author)2008-01-31

i just built and its sweet

The Godfather (author)2008-01-30

Very good bow. Shoots far and accurately. Only problem is that the pieces bend so sometimes it breaks.

halomaster007 (author)2008-01-06


LOL. calm down its not that good.

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