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This is,as said, a crossbow small enough to fit in most pockets.
for cocktail sticks when made correctly, i avaraged the height of a house fired upward and
horizontal firing i'd say the length of an avarage garden

Use anything for ammo you wish, cocktail sticks were what was available at the time i made this

above all. have fun. just dont poke out any eyes

Step 1: Deciding

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first, i need to say, i am not responsible for what you do with the finished product. However i havent even tested it on humans, so if you do, and it causes harm, use it responsibly.

Okay first things>

1.Decide body width and thickness. i was 1 inch wide, and around 3/4 inch thick.
2. decide on finish: i went for duct tape, as it was available.

gather the following.

cardboard or a piece of wood for the body
Paperclips> preferably the bigger ones.
2 elastic bands, or 1 bigger one
pliers, try to have thin tipped pliers, to make it easier to bend the tips or the paperclips
duct tape
a few( i mean loads, they tend to go blunt, or go lost) cocktail sticks or small kebab sticks

i made mine out of 1" square timber with no. 8 wire instead of a paperclip. mine also has a simple trigger
range maxing out at about 28m
THANK YOU for the love of f****** god, I can never find a good pic of the trigger. BTW, is  the trigger part made of paperclip? Because i think it would bend too much.
 no it is made of fencing wire
martiin5 years ago
ehhh; effort was ok but looks like a rush job and something like a disposable weapon.
projectile fanatic (author) 6 years ago
ill try and see what i can do about a video. and although lots of folks have strayed from the word "pocket" anything that shoots is fine by me. So to all those who have displayed their own makes> Brilliant!
coltonapo186 years ago
hey this is the mini crossbow i made today. its hella strong. check it out mabe it can help.
crossbow v.1 folded.jpgcrossbow v.1 expanded pointed away.jpgcrossbow v.1 expanded.jpg
How did you make that?Please tell me.
nice. you get 4 stars
knoxarama6 years ago
post a video of this working. I'm sure we all want to see how powerful it is.
xWolfx6 years ago
i made a cross bow that goes 30 feet. im not done yet. im out of duck tape and my bolt has crappy tape on it. my bolt is also to heavy. i need a skewer and duck tape and i bet i can max 80 feet
i use a really sharp tooth pik and io used it once on a school bully and my guidance counsoler
This is awesome. I made mine with 3 paint stirrers taped together and instead of a paperclip i used a small tree branch. this gave it some torque. I also used my very own inscrutable dart as an arrow. it is very good and cheap. My dart
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finnster7 years ago
i put arrow-heads on my skewers
kub3457 years ago
just joking
Gonnser kub3457 years ago
What were you kidding about?
okay, so i madeit, added a couple things to it like a thumb holder, shot it first time not aiming anywhere in particular, went straight into our wall. At least one inch deep! and this was just with a wooden dart. THis is awesome...
This is awesome im gunna try using like a ruler or something as the body instead though to see if that works better. Have you tried using longer/sharper/heavier/arrows?lkike fork me 3's. I think ill experiment a bit and let you know.
fork me37 years ago
hey guys i like the idea!!! also ive made an instructable on how to make little skewer bows which will amaze you and all your friend/parents!!! link
Does this work on gypsies?
AWESOME for its size!
Azn Hitman7 years ago
projectile fanatic (author)  Azn Hitman7 years ago
im in high school, and loads of teachers think its awesome, so teeon
projectile fanatic (author) 7 years ago
yay people visit, get more, i want a s much info as possible, and you can do what ever you like to try and make it more powerfull, just tel me what you do
ackackack7 years ago
shame on me
mattface7 years ago
you had me at 'pocket crossbow'