in this instructable i will show you how to make a simple crossbow that uses hacksaw blades to create tension on the string instead of using rubber bands. i dont know i was just sick and tired of people making crossbows with rubber bands...so i invented the only crossbow on instructables.com that uses tension to shoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Step 1: Tools/materials
a standard use saw
a work bench
a clothes pin (the one with a spring)
some duct tape
a long* piece of string}*
a piece of wood (1" x 1" x 5"**)
and last but NOT least:a **couple** of hacksaw blades
*depends on how far you prefer the "crossbow limbs" to go back
**5" at the least
****use more than 1 to get maximum torsion from crossbow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
}*dont use yarn type string(soft and springy) try using twine or string bought at a hardware store
Step 2: Step 1
first you need to make the stalk of the crossbow.the pics will lead the way...
Step 3: Cut the Tape
then attach the duct tape to the clothes pin like so...
Step 4: Attach to Stalk
title is pretty explanitory...
Step 5: Make the "limbs"
just take a bunch of hacksaw blades,bend them to desired shape,and tie a couple of half hitches at the ends.(note that i only had one hacksaw blade at the time...)pics will show you how to tie the right knot.do this once then twice to be on the safe side.
Step 6: You're Finished!
now that you've made a crossbow,wouldn't you like to know how to use it?of course you do!
1)put c/bow in dominant hand
2)push down the clothes pin
3)pull back the drawstring to the clothes pin
4)let go of clothes pin
5)add ammo to front of clothes pin (ex.:pen,straight stick...)
7)push clothes pin and tada!!!!congragulations! you have officialy killed something illeagaly!!!!!!!!!!!!!