How to make a mini wooden crossbow

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hi, this is my first instructable, so if you notice some mistakes, please respond. In this instructable i will be showing you how to make a powerful, small wooden crossbow out of stuff that should not be too hard to find.
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Step 1: You will need:

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Step 2:

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Take two of your skewers and cut off the sharp tips. Tape them together about 1 cm.(0,3 inches) from the ends. Now, tie your wire to one end, bend it and tie it to the other end.

Step 3: The body

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Hot glue your two pieces of wood together. Glue and tape your bow on the body.

Step 4: Arrow suports

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For this part you are going to bring up those last two skewers. That is just what you will need for this. Cut them down to about the same length as the body (little shorter). Try to glue them close to each other without touching.

Step 5: The trigger

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Pick up your wooden clothespin and drag the bottom off. We are only going to need the part with the steel thing on. Cut off as much as you can from both sides ( but no more than i did here) ( we are doing this so we can put on the trigger). Then make a groove 6,5cm(ca.2,5 inches) from the back end and ca. 0,5 cm deep ( 0,2inches). Clip on the clothespin.

Step 6: Arrow

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Its your choice now, you can make your arrow out of almost anything. i made mine out of a skewer. You can use the rest of the arrow holder. Just put some masking tape on the back of the arrow and then cut to this > shape. 

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Now have fun and remember to be careful. NEVER point it at anything living!!!! This is extremely powerful! it is a fun toy to bring to work or school. You can even bring it in your pocket just put your T-shirt over. Also check out my other instructable on how to make an awesome catapult designed by Da Vinci!
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Its fascinating

motherprune1 month ago

Thats stunning...

Its fascinating

mousepaper1 month ago

Thats awesome


amazedgreen1 month ago

Thank you for sharing.

fastbobble1 month ago

Thats phenomenal.

gorgeddamp1 month ago

Thats excellent...

Its astounding

illrings1 month ago

Its remarkable :)

airbugger2 months ago

Its wonderful

Thats fascinating

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spongeraffle3 months ago

Really good

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gazumpglue5 months ago

Great Job! Congrats on your first Instructable!

Gamer Guy8 months ago
Great Job! Congrats on your first Instructable!
1 thing though. I wouldn't reccomend it at school, so teachers can be a little oversensitive, and this may get you sent to the principal's office if you shoot it. Could be considered a "weapon." Just ranking above paperclips and staples.
swisel (author)  Gamer Guy8 months ago
Thanks!! And yeah you are right, it shouldn´t be brought to school, it was a kind of joke.
Gamer Guy swisel8 months ago
Yeah I got the joke, sometimes others don't, didn't want anyone getting in trouble and trying to blame you. Awesome job!!!
swisel (author)  Gamer Guy8 months ago
haha! Thanks!
swisel (author)  Janeska Malan10 months ago
Nice. Hope you two have fun.
swisel (author)  Janice Venter10 months ago
Thank you! I do love to comment back on good comments!
swisel (author)  sheepishbarber10 months ago
swisel (author)  dartlolly10 months ago
thank you! ;)
swisel (author)  potatopencil10 months ago
thank you, it really means a lot to me! :)
swisel (author)  WesZemel10 months ago
Thank you so much!
Mariska Botha10 months ago
It looks so easy to make, have to try this one out.
swisel (author)  Mariska Botha10 months ago
It really is!! Have fun!
BunnyRoger10 months ago
Ok, so seeing it and reading the comments I am officially going to make one for my kids. They would love this and I am sure it would keep them busy for hours.
swisel (author)  BunnyRoger10 months ago
Great!!! I hope your kids will like it! :)
Amanda Culbert10 months ago
So cool, how safe is it though for kids to play with?
swisel (author)  Amanda Culbert10 months ago
thank you! well, if you use pointy arrows it will probably not be so safe, but if you don´t sharpen them, and instead wrap some tape around the tip, then it would get much safer. :)
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