Wooden Pistol Crossbow

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Introduction: Wooden Pistol Crossbow

this is my wooden pistol crossbow
it uses a bamboo prod/bow
it can fire about 30ft
it will go into a wooden plank easily
it is very fun for target practice

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    You are one of the few people that actually know how a bow/ crossbow work! They DO NOT use a rubber band. I congratulate you sir.

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    like bamboo pipe? it tried that but for some reason it didn't work i heard pvc pipe would but i was going for a more permmanint so would like plywood work as a bow?thanks!

    the bow was multiple lairs of bamboo that gets smaller and thiner and if you split the pvc pipe it could work but im not sure.
    also i dont think plywood would work
    ps. thanks for all the feedback

    sweet dude thanks!!! this helps alot!!!! i'm going to make one following!and if you have a youtube heres mine once i'm done i'm going to post a vid here and i will give credit to you!thanks again! http://www.youtube.com/user/goldedrago

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    this is pretty much pointless to post. it tells me nothing about how to make it

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    This is not for you to build it is to give ideas to people and btw it is not hard to build from pics it is a pretty simple crossbow
    Just look at the pics and make your own from the ideas
    The bow is a split piece of bamboo
    The trigger is a right angle chunk of board that pushes the string off of the notch
    Thats about it

    yes, I made it with a split piece of bamboo and nylon string
    the bow is held on with normal string but I had to tape around the bamboo to stop it from breaking