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BLOCKHEAD: Precision Knex Crossbow Answered

This is the latest crossbow I've made, the front bow is not that special, but holds a lot of power and is why I choose the name =p

The trigger however, took me about 2-3 hours to make and is a fully working true trigger.

Here are Instructions:

https://www.instructables.com/id/BLOCKHEAD_Precision_Crossbow/

Also 2 video's:

Part 1: Showing Trigger Mech and loading:



Part 2: Showing destructive power:


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Wicky
Wicky

12 years ago

I just put a link to the instructable here, because I felt this crossbows instructable passed by unnoticed at all... like 160 views?! =\

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Those came from the Starburst Spinner attraction ..they are the same as grey rods. That Starburst also comes with 2 very rigid white rods(grey size).

Yeah it was on sale for like 15 euro...couldn't let that pass by =)

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Storm950
Storm950

Reply 12 years ago

Posting soon??

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Just made the pics for the instructable this afternoon, now I just need some time to make it into an instructable, maybe I'll work on it at school

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Storm950
Storm950

Reply 12 years ago

YES, YES, YES, YES, YES! I will so build :-DDDDDDDDDDDDD

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

I don't even have it here atm, I will take pictures on Monday/Tuesday (maybe Wednesday) and then get it into an Instructable... Sorry that it will take so long..busy with school and work =|

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Storm950
Storm950

12 years ago

OH SWEET! :) Nice rug XD It would have been awesome if you had stuch with the moveable limbs, oh well! This one looks amazing and a lot better than the reaper! Post, please, please!

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Lol I needed to make the video in my little brothers room, which is way larger than mine =p

I did actually get the movable limbs to work, it was just not living up to my standards (often means getting crushed =x)

Its the trigger that is nice, and it even is backwards compatible with the Reaper =o

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 12 years ago

Could you make the barrel longer for more power?

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

That is possible, but it would require ductape in the trigger =o

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Ah I just fixed a minor flaw, the pieces in the trigger were starting to bend....easily fixed with 2 white rods and a red connector... Now it CAN be made longer, which is exactly what I did...as always xD

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 12 years ago

Yesssss.... How much longer?

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

I don't think I can give a definite time that it'll be up, but I can work on it Tuesday, because I don't even have it here... I'll be fine as long as I take the pictures on Tuesday =/

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 12 years ago

Thats all very well, but I meant how much longer the barrel was :-p

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Oh xD
Not that much longer, only added 12 yellow connectors and 4 red rods...but I am sure it can be longer =p

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Storm950
Storm950

Reply 12 years ago

So still, a post!?

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

This one will be posted, the moving limb one however...got torn apart making this =|
Exactly shows my problems in making an even more powerfull crossbow..this one is just the limit of how many yellow connectors I have =/

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Storm950
Storm950

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, I meant this one anyway! :)

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mrbox
mrbox

12 years ago

Hmm are those wings strong enough? Oh well ill mod it once you post, well if you do!

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Lol those wings are way sturdier than the Reaper will ever be...
Don't you see that it is 3 layers of triangular shapes? And yeah...that does have enough rods between it.. I haven't even seen the bow bend yet =o

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mrbox
mrbox

Reply 12 years ago

Yes i do but im more worries about the thing imploding on its self =( But i guess ill have to find out once you post it well if you do!

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

I have never had a crossbow implode on me... =o
Nah this thing won't break, the handle is capable of taking LOADS of strain, seriously why else do you think I use it on nearly every crossbow...

To put it short: It hasn't hurt me in any way yet (except for building it that is) xD

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mrbox
mrbox

Reply 12 years ago

XD well of course knex hurts when your trying to put the rod into multiple sockets, ive had my hands bleed from when I was trying to connect a grey rod into a grey rod full of yellow connectors on it, my finger slipped and the grey rod made this light saber sound as it cut my hand i don't know how but it did, and i hear it fly by my ear and go "weeeaaawooo" I look at my hand and there's this cut in my hand and I'm like... wtf i hate you knex and i threw the knex gun cause i bled all over my hw... (the weeawwo sound is pretty much the sound when your shooting your knex gun and the bullet snaps and the bullet goes flying through the air and makes that weird noise)

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

12 years ago

POST THAT BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!

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mrbox
mrbox

12 years ago

Oh i get how the trigger works thats pretty cool ive made a trigger like that but it couldnt hold as much tension as yours...

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Well I just found something out...it did work perfectly, but the white connector attached to the hinge in the trigger is bending O.o

Luckily I can fit a very short bit of ductape around that =d

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

This got fixed by adding 3 pieces o.o' ..lol

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Well if I get out of school early today....yes..but if not..it may take another week =|

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mrbox
mrbox

12 years ago

=) Perfect for me! Mrbox =)

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apples!!!!!
apples!!!!!

12 years ago

WOOOHOOOO!!!YOURE BACK!!!YAY!!Me likey crossbow.

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, it did mean I had to give up on the realistic bow though, it just didn't pack enough punch =|

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 12 years ago

Not a big deal though. Its snowing where I am. And hailing. :-(

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Lol snow already? Not even frosty here yet =o

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 12 years ago

Im in Canada. Its still snowing hard.

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Der Bradly
Der Bradly

12 years ago

Looks wierd... ...But still Powerful

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah the bow looks pretty weird, but it can take loads of power.

I don't focus on looks...I always think the power and mechanisms make it cool =d

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Dutchj
Dutchj

12 years ago

Those are some big limbs you got there buddy. Makes it more powerfull though, so I like.

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Wicky
Wicky

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah it is pretty powerfull, I wonder if this new one also shoots clean through plywood and shatter the red connector on the wall behind it, like the previous one did xD