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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:14 am

Have any of you made a crossbow not using rubber bands or anything like that.
I mean a crossbow that actually uses a wooden bow to shoot things
I mostly looking for an easy triggering system
If you have made a crossbow would you be able to post some pics
Im in the process of making a mini crossbow ive made the bow :)

If you can help it would be great
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Unread postAuthor: Rambo » Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:30 am

I made a crossbow from polypropilen tubes.They are strong but the thing has no power at all.I mean it's weaker then a bottle combustion.I would post pics of the triggering mechanisam if I have camera..You better not waste your time.Just make a pneumatic.
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:13 am

http://198.144.2.125/Crossbows/crossbows.htm Hope this helps.
This site all about crossbows.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:16 am

Ive already seen that site but thanks anyway
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Unread postAuthor: dannystruff » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:34 am

a triggering system that you could use could be heavy gage wire possibly a coat hanger (depending on how heavy the load the bow produces) in the shape of an "s" where the "s" is tilted to the left to lay on its side and bottom part of the s extends straight out for the trigger and the top part of the "s" acts to hold the bow string. the lower half where the lower loop occurs is where the mechanism is turned about an axis. the tension of the bowstring acually makes the mechanism hold until you squeeze the elongates bottom of the "s" rotating the whole mechanism about its axis releasing the bowstring. this was very difficult to type however i hope you can understand it or that at least it sends you in the right direction.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:42 am

I understand
but i dont know how i would attach it to the stock
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Unread postAuthor: 666lucky693 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:23 am

in the stock where the bow is at full tencion make a notch then put a hole down to were the trigger should be then make a trigger so when it is pulled back when u pull the trigger it lifts the string over the notch
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:02 pm

My friend used a door knob. The handle was the trigger and the actual metal part that would go into a door frame held back the string until the handle was turned.
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:31 pm

LOL!! That door knob thing is awesome. Thats would be cool to make your car start with a door knob when you turn it.
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Unread postAuthor: zeldazork » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:43 pm

I am currently designing a cross bow that shoots paint balls, golf balls and tennis balls, so googling crossbows I found a site that has a "stonebow" it is a crossbow but has two strings with a pocket in between the strings that a rock is suppose to go in but I want to shoot paint balls with the expense of a paint ball gun. This thing has a black powder types trigger instead of a lever. Just google "stonebow and it is easy to find as its the only one.

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Unread postAuthor: HAYLO_Stealer » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:51 pm

I have made a real cross bow
i used laminate strips glued and clamped till dry and i used deer in testines for the bowstring. And i nice old Gibson Les paul neck as frame
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:08 pm

What the heck did u use a Gibson Les Paul neck as the frame for :x . Thats a nice guitar.
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:10 pm

i have some ideas. there to hard to explain (well for me) but here are some pictures. you may be able to mod them to your liking

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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:41 am

Thanks king_Tater their good designs
I might use the first one if i dont see any better ones :)
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Unread postAuthor: killagorrila99 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:45 am

How bout this.
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