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Simple Crossbow with Real Trigger (Tutorial)

video Simple Crossbow with Real Trigger (Tutorial)

Very detailed, step by step video showing you how to make a fun, and powerful crossbow. It's CHEAP, and EASY to make, and shoots tinfoil balls 45ft and up! It can be modified easily to shoot bolts or pencils, but I am NOT RESPONSIBLE for any injuries caused by improper use. HAVE FUN!!!!!
Phoghat3 years ago
I'm living in Mexico, and slingshots are rather ubiquitous down here. They are sold literally everywhere, and just about everyone has one or more. Mexican's have little money to spend ( average monthly income is less than $ 400) so everything that's used is with that in mind. Small farms, big farms and ranches need pest control, and ammo ( even .22 shorts) costs money, so slingshots are the way to go.
There's a ranch/horse supply store not far from my house in Zacatecas where I live, and they stock 4 different kinds selling from about 15 to 35 pesos (divide by about 13 for a dollar price). Usually, the real working models ( for the companeros or ranch hands) are just some bent 1/4 inch steel rod covered in slingshot tubing for grip. Rubber and pouches are also available everywhere. There's even one store where you can buy a slingshot for the kiddies for 3.5 pesos !!!!!
ekirsh (author)  Phoghat3 years ago
Cool! Maybe u can make one and show it off. Lol. actually I will be posting a slingshot ible later today.
Phoghat ekirsh3 years ago
Since I'm following YOU, I hope I get notice when you put it up, and I am working on something strange myself.
ekirsh (author)  Phoghat3 years ago
Cool cant wait to see something STRAAANNGGEE :)
Phoghat3 years ago
Really nice work. I like the simplicity of the trigger. As far as power goes though, take a look at Jorge Spraeves videos on YT at  http://youtu.be/JGEovOb4GQ4
Jorge rocks. He should write a book on all the slingshots that he has engineered.
He's so busy, I don't think he has the time, although you never know. He is so cool! Has his own site The Slingshot Channel  . Join the forums, watch his vids and have  a good time.
http://slingshotchannel.com/
ekirsh (author)  mikeandre3 years ago
Yep!! great idea!
ekirsh (author)  Phoghat3 years ago
Thnx! Hope u enjoyed the ible and u can have fun with trigger!
ekirsh (author)  ekirsh3 years ago
I checked out his crossbow. it is very nice!
rimar20003 years ago
Good work!
l8nite3 years ago
shame its a video, sounds interesting
ekirsh (author)  l8nite3 years ago
Thnx.made it a vid cause I wanted good instructions. I put it in Gorilla glue contest
zazenergy3 years ago
This is so awesome! Rad video. What other kinds of stuff do you make? Looking forward to more Instructables!
ekirsh (author)  zazenergy3 years ago
Thankss!!!! I make many other things that shoot, cannons, lego guns, etc. i also make phone holders, or anything i need. Plz vote!