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This is my entry in the Instructables Launch It Contest. It is a simple and powerful pencil shooter/crossbow
You WILL NEED safety equipment when building and using this device. When building this device you WILL NEED safety goggles when using the saw and the Exacto knife ...
Materials: 2 Pencils (1 sharpened, 1 unsharpened) 1 Rubber Band Tools: Safety Gear Exacto Knife Pliers Small Saw
Remove the erasers and the metal piece from the ends of both pencils using the pliers. Just pry them off. You can save them if you like but ...
Use the saw to cut a small notch in both ends of the unsharpened pencil and the unsharpened end of the sharpened pencil
Use the Exacto knife to carve a dent/notch in the middle of the unsharpened pencil to act as the arrow rest. Make sure that when carving the arrow ...
You can either String the rubber band once or twice around the unsharpened pencil. String the rubber band through the notches in the pencil
To fire your crossbow pull back all of the elastics insert the sharpened pencil.Make sure that the notch in the back of the pencil has the elastics in ...
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