use it to provide y'all with hi-res pics of the project. I hope I make a good first impression... here goes:
Step 1: What You'll Need
-A lot of kebap skewers
-A lot of rubber bands
-1x thin walled metal tube thingy appox 0.5 cm in diameter (I used an old rc antenna shaft)
-A file(I used 3 of them)(optional)
-You might also need some carpentry glue(optional)
Step 2: Begin With the Main Body
When you're done, proceed to step 3,
Step 3: Make the 'bow' Part
NOTE: Make sure not to leave the rubber band too stretched when making the last knot. This will allow it to be pulled back far enough without breaking the skewer. Don't make it too loose either, as this will reduce your crossbow's power.
Step 4: Place the 'bow' on the Body
Step 5: Add the Barrel
Step 6: The Handle
Take a skewer and cut a portion out of it approx 4 in (Imperial) or 10cm (Metric).
Repeat until you get three sticks with roughly the same lenght. NOTE: If you don't want to use sandpaper later, make sure to cut them EXACTLY the same lenght.
Now make three more...
OK that'll do!
HINT: You might want to put in some glue to keep the triads together, that'll make your life a lot easier in the steps to come.You can also use some sort of duct tape like in step 1.
Step 7: The Handle Part 2
After you arrange them as in the picture, secure with rubber bands.
Step 8: The Handle PART#3
Repeat but this time DON'T cut off the tips. Measure from the tip and cut at the same dimensions.
Place everything as shown. Make sure to leave space between the tips and the rest of the handle.
Secure with more rubber bands.
Now you might have noticed that the botttom of the handle looks like a war zone. So does the rest of our makeshift crossbow, but that's not fixable.If you want to make your creation look better, you can rub the bottom of the handle FRANTICALLY ON THE SAND PAPER to get rid of anomalies.
You're almost done!
Step 9: Final Assembly.
Step 10: Arrows!
Step 11: LOAD...
Step 12: Fire! Fire! Fire!
BOOM! Target down!
DISCLAIMER: I don't take responsibility for any kind of damage caused by this device. This instructable is adressed to considerate individuals who want to learn and have fun through productivity. Always use caution when handling this crossbow! Only use paper, cardboard or foam targets. For safety, cut off the tips of your arrows.
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