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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Xthinker made it! (author)2012-09-08

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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check my other crossbow! :D

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goldedrago made it! (author)2012-01-27

oh and what type of wood did you use?

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for the bow : split bamboo
for the rest : normal hardwood (but any will work)

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goldedrago made it! (author)goldedrago2012-01-28

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!

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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

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goldedrago made it! (author)2012-01-26

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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no prob
its nice to have helped :)

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ilpug made it! (author)2011-07-24

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

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clarkdogs69 made it! (author)2011-07-20

did you make it yourself ? how did you make it

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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