My first progect.

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by beaverIII73, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    Greetings all this will be my first post for a project that I have done. I have been following the slingshotchannel for a few months now and i think its a great site.
    I made a mini crossbow that shoots crossbow arrows. I hope you all like it. I shot it today for the first time and worked great. I shot it from ten yards, its very windy today (15-20 MPH) so I think it could be more accurate.
    I used plywood and MDFfor the frame and a few screws to hold it together. I planed to make an adjustable rear sight and a removable shoulder stock.
    Thank you Joerg for all of the great ideas and videos.:D
     

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  2. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    First project, huh? Nice work! Looks like you've got some woodworking skills. I'd love to build something like this some day.
     

  3. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Very nice welcome :)

    J
     
  4. Ravensbull

    Ravensbull New Member

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    Nice build! Is that Gold's Gym rubber?
     
  5. Can-Opener

    Can-Opener New Member

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    Nice work! Looks like fun!
     
  6. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    Yes it is the golds gym rubber. It was the only thing I could find local. I ordered some thera band gold flat and silver tube. I am finding some flaws in my design. I'm getting chafing on the rubber and it is snapping apart. I think i has to do with how wide i made the fram. and cocking device. but it shoots great.
     
  7. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    So a week later and I've primed my X-bow and modified the front fork for a narrower band. I added a strip of painters tape to the cocking device and it seems to have a lot less chaffing. I had to miss match the band to get the power I needed because I'm still waiting on my order of theraband to get here. I plan to paint it a nice blue tomorrow if I get some better weather. And i'm also starting a new bulpup X-bow this weekend.
     

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  8. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    It looks both powerful and colorful... a veritable rainbow of destruction!

    -Wild Bill