a wooden cross bow that fires wooden kebab sticks 10m there is no trigger
u use yuor finger to hold it in place
i finisjed mine off with some duck tape over it to make it more confortable

Step 1: Equipment and Meterials

for this you will need
wood planks
sowing elastic
nail gun
staple gun
pen or pencil
wooden kebab sticks
measuring tape
wood glue

this is about all you need to make it
i did it in a week cause i did a bit here and there every day
 I made a slightly shorter (by 2 inches) crossbow made of paper which has the exact same range but is prone to unspectacular failure.
I have made this exact thing with my cousin. we where just messing around in a wood working shop and this is what we came up with. I think the only difference is that we used clothes pins as triggers.
I've made several toy crossbows using PVC pipes. Today I made one out of a 2x3" piece of pine that is approximately 3' long it has a leaf spring from a trailor for a prod and the string is the metal wires that are used to hold your bicycle tire on the rim. when I get a cam worth using I'll post some pics and instructions for a good trigger. May even post a vid of it shooting through a garbage can or something. have fun guys.
I`ve made my own designs, I like to show them:
1.first is the one with a wooden frame and an rubber band to create the power<br/>2.this one has also a wooden frame but a normal string and the PVC pipe to create the power.<br/>3. this is my <em>simple pen cross-bow</em>, not really effective but, 15 meters he flies surely.<br/><br/>I hope you like it!<br/>
hey could u atleast tell me wat u used for the trigger
a little hooked like iron slat.
do u no wer i can get one
nnnot really, it is just a piece of iron which we hooked with a saw.
ooo ok
can u post the one in the second pic it looks tight
maybe.... I`m sorry I can`t tell you now maybe later
ok.. soo wat duz it fire real bolts?
plz tell me how u made the pen cross bow
OK: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/EBUIK1U2XVEZBF8PJ0/">here</a> it is!<br/>
check out my corssbow instructible
that is awsome home digidy dog
Hey could have been neater, but does anyone know waht type of string would be best for a similar project. Also the 2nd crossbow made by oldschoolstructure is supasweet, i would love an .
check out my five minute crossbow...its awesome... you might be able to replace glue w/ gum or sumthin...and make it at skewl! dont get caught tho!!!
10 meters really aint that good. the pen bow goes farther than that.
the arms should bend, the string should be steel, it should have a trigger mechanism, should have a better bolt (arrow for uninteligent ppl) i mean come on a shishkabob stick! wil that even stick to anything?
This device looks weedy, 10m is not that impressive. I'd suggest some research into crossbow construction, the front spring is crucial, you are using elastic, this is wrong (and weak)
thanks man i agree it isnt impressive BUT the thing that counts the most is the experience AND that you are to learn from mistakes
The point with bows is that the 'spring' is in the bow, the elastic you use should be non-elastic. The right materials are not always easy to get hold of: spring steel, wood of the right kind, maybe synthetic composites. Best wishes L
The arms of the crossbow are supposed to bend. This will give it more power.
hey man, I mean no disrespect, because I have no idea how old you are, where your from (basing that, solely, on thespelling that was used), or how mechanically inclined you are - or, aren't - yeah, I can't finish this... everyone has to start somewhere, right?
it depends i suppose on what tools you have available, for this i ised wood blue for the body and a nail gun for the fiddly bits, oh an hinty hint im younger that 18
use a straw that the kebab scewer fits in and it shoot hellllllzaaaaaaaaamonkying straight seriously
pretty good
I like the idea, ive been trying to make a bow, or cross bow for a while now, i actually just came back inside from trying to make one, i was unsuccessful because i ended up slicing myself and was dripping blood everywhere so i said Fuk this for now, and so here i am, my only concern is that a real bow that propulsion of your arrow is not within the string, but the bow, when the string is pulled back, and makes the wood/plastic/etc bend the tension of that is what makes the arrow go, not how stretchy the string is, just in case you didnt know.... and i know there are other bow instructables with stretchy string, but yours is just the one i ended up on. :)
has anyone3 built it yet?
you just upload images to your account then when you need to use them in the instuctable drag them to the step you need to use them in
i dont know how to put them in and can i put them in without endangering my instructable
Pics would be nice
Some pictures or sketches would really help. I'd like to see it!!
this is my first instructable any questions please ask
i added this instructable do yuo like it it is my first try

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