Skewer Crossbow

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Introduction: Skewer Crossbow

This is my first instructable, and i only had one of one of the supplies so remaking one for the site was a bit hard. anyways just rate and keep negitive feedback to yourself, also to prevent questions, the ammo is anything that fitsin the barrel.

Step 1: Supplies

Bendy Straw (yes, it matters if u like precision)
Shears
Rubberbands(3)
Skewers(5 or 6)
Duct Tape

Step 2: Base

First cut the tips off EVENLY, then tightly rubber band it so it makes a square shape and rubber band the back too.

Step 3: Cross Piece

put one or two (depends on what u prefer) skewers in the rubber band between the top base and bottom base

Step 4: "Barrel"

Cut where indicated

Step 5: Taping and Cutting


Step 6: Trigger

put on the paper clip and tape where indicated

Step 7: Find Your Setting


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    no one said that it cannot be used as a paper clip, in fact when i run out of paper clips, then a clothes peg is the next best thing which are abundant in my laundry room

     i like the hole concept of this instructabule and you preformed it quite well, i will be sure to make this one!

    cool post man. I made one! It works well, awesome range,only problem is the skewer curves alot.....anyway nice post and the instructions were very easy to follow butters8754

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     Just put a tiny amount of tape as fins at the back portion of your ammo, it works! I tried it with skewers and it still works!

    nice instructable. i just made this and then accidently shot my self in the hand XD quite a bit more powerful than i imagined it would be (and a bit more blood than i imagined). great work

    great instructable. nice weapon just to have.

    i agree with mynameischeese. its on step 6

    get a giant block of wood as a stock and custom-carve it to your size.

    I made one, it doesn't fire fire very far but it is such a cool Instructable

    thank you so much i did it for a school project they loved it

    cool, I gotta try this, you think chopsticks would work better or worse than skewers? Btw- the first few pics show electric tape, than you switch to duct and than back again to electric XD. Is any one of the two better? or does it not matter on the tape?

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    They both work fine.Chopsticks would work better than skewers,actually.

    And you may want to add a disclaimer, this thing looks potentially dangerous, just letting you know ; )

    Never mind on the first post, I made one with electrical tape and chopsticks, and it is INSANE!!!! I posted a how-to for some darts I made that fly super straight and work perfectly for this, so be on the lookout (there's a link here, but I don't know if it has been approved by an admin yet ; ) ---> https://www.instructables.com/id/Skewer_Crossbow_BoltsDarts/

    Great Instructable, simply amazing!!

    Hey good instructable. You could maybe use epoxy resin and string to secure the skewers together, and us a bic pen instead of a straw, apart from that, good construction of the crossbow.