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My WristBow (homemade crossbow, wrist mounted, with laser-sight)

Fishyfish1235 months ago
Ummm how do I do this? And what is it exactly?
Jacky P1 year ago
Where's the instructable?
Where is the instructions?
Might I say, huge fan of your works! I love your style and you make the coolest gadgets! 2 questions, 1. Im trying to make one of these to resemble Dauds off of the Dishonored DLC, I want to make it actually shoot, so what kind of metal should I use for the bow of it, and any suggestions for the string? 2. What do you suggest I use for the Locking mechanism to hold back & release the string while loading and firing it? Much appreciation if I can get an answer! :)
Darkmon1 year ago
WHERE EEZ LE INSTRUCTIONZ?!? LE ME VILL TROLL YOU!!!
thealeks1 year ago
its awesome, but you really should remember the purpose of instructables before you get mad at people asking for building instructions. thats kind of the whole point of the site. just sayin
AnselmoFanZero (author)  thealeks1 year ago
Never planned losing my job and making gadgets full time. This is my last "instructable"...dont worry, no more confusion.
mugrubi2 years ago
thanks a lot for sharing this man, yes its very inspiring, I'm starting my preparedness and I believe what you made here is wonderful, I wish there was more details about how to put togther something similar and where is the best places to get those parts you used to assemble such a crossbow thank you once more.
AnselmoFanZero (author)  mugrubi2 years ago
Every part is handmade. Detailed instructions would fill a book.
mauman12 years ago
really cool trying to make my own....awesome wristbow
AnselmoFanZero (author)  mauman12 years ago
Go for it. Its worth the time.
TeslaBomb2 years ago
I saw this first in the latest issue of Popular Science. This has inspired me to make an attempt at a more medieval-styled hand crossbow, out of particle board. In any regard, thanks for the 'ible, and congrats on being featured in PopSci!
AnselmoFanZero (author)  TeslaBomb2 years ago
The latest issue? It was on the Feb 2012 issue....got 2 magazines right here :)

Glad somebody FINALLY took that as INSPIRATION, NOT asking for detailed plans.
Bah. Slow mail combined with mental carelessness has resulted in all issues not older than a year being the "latest issue" for me. ;)
In all honesty, I don't think that I'd find detailed plans all that useful. The basic mechanisms are all fairly visible (Don't get me wrong, your version is still gorgeously complex), and with a lot of MacGyvering someone could probably make a less sophisticated facsimile just by watching the parts interact in the video. The only tricky part would be the trigger mechanism, which you have handily provided a diagram for.
AnselmoFanZero (author)  TeslaBomb2 years ago
Agreed to 100% :)
swamper2 years ago
how about a parts template
AnselmoFanZero (author)  swamper2 years ago
Dude....you have more as I had when I started.
ANAZAPTA2 years ago
Can make on order given product?
AnselmoFanZero (author)  ANAZAPTA2 years ago
Hi
Check out www laser-gadgets com and hit the request button.
alindley2 years ago
Deus Ex fan?
AnselmoFanZero (author)  alindley2 years ago
Indeed I am.
But I thought of that when I was done actually :)
smarble3 years ago
about how much did this cost you?(in both time and money)

(besides the bandsaw of course)
AnselmoFanZero (author)  smarble2 years ago
Took me 40 hours and about 150$.
AnselmoFanZero (author)  smarble3 years ago
Without the bandsaw, you will be busy for 30 days to make this.
Material was maybe 100 Euro.
jberman23 years ago
where did you get all the parts? how did you make them?
AnselmoFanZero (author)  jberman23 years ago
Made them from scratch. I have a bandsaw. Helps alot :)