Intro: Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
Here's my fully functional Cardboard Crossbow I made using Techshop's Laser Cutter!
Step 1: Sketch
I started with a concept sketch of the parts and overall look of the design. I then did a refined line drawing from the concept sketch.
Step 2: Import
I then imported the sketch into Illustrator to use as a template to make the outlines for the Laser Cutter.
Step 3: Parts
I dry fitted the pieces to see if they line up as planned then readied them for some gluing action.
Step 4: Glue
I used some clear Elmer's glue to put everything together.
Step 5: Assemble
After the first round of gluing was dry, I used the same glue to attach the bow to the handle.
Step 6: Let Dry
After everything was dry, I dremeled holes into the edges of the bow then used wood dowels and a rubber band to finish it out.. Tada! a fully functional Cardboard Crossbow that I made at Techshop! http://techshop.ws/
Step 7: Fire Away!
Cardboard Crossbow in action!