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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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paverphalange2 months ago

Its fascinating

motherprune3 months ago

Thats stunning...

cobbledbeard3 months ago

Its fascinating

mousepaper3 months ago

Thats awesome


amazedgreen3 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

fastbobble3 months ago

Thats phenomenal.

gorgeddamp3 months ago

Thats excellent...

clearedeager3 months ago

Its astounding

illrings3 months ago

Its remarkable :)

airbugger3 months ago

Its wonderful

Thats fascinating

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spongeraffle5 months ago

Really good

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gazumpglue7 months ago

Great Job! Congrats on your first Instructable!

Gamer Guy10 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 Guy10 months ago
Thanks!! And yeah you are right, it shouldn´t be brought to school, it was a kind of joke.
Gamer Guy swisel10 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 Guy10 months ago
haha! Thanks!
swisel (author)  Janeska Malan1 year ago
Nice. Hope you two have fun.
swisel (author)  Janice Venter1 year ago
Thank you! I do love to comment back on good comments!
swisel (author)  sheepishbarber1 year ago
swisel (author)  dartlolly1 year ago
thank you! ;)
swisel (author)  potatopencil1 year ago
thank you, it really means a lot to me! :)
swisel (author)  WesZemel1 year ago
Thank you so much!
It looks so easy to make, have to try this one out.
swisel (author)  Mariska Botha1 year ago
It really is!! Have fun!
BunnyRoger1 year 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)  BunnyRoger1 year ago
Great!!! I hope your kids will like it! :)
So cool, how safe is it though for kids to play with?
swisel (author)  Amanda Culbert1 year 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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