Sunday, 22 May 2011

How to make a Carbine Crossbow - Templates

Below are the plans for a simple carbine crossbow - ready to save and print on A4 paper




Front sight and prod holder -
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Trigger mechanism -
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Crossbow handle -
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Butt plate -
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Nut and bolt spring -
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Trigger-
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Guard, sight block and front sight -
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Tape the pieces together as shown above
An easy to make Carbine Crossbow - Templates include trigger mechanism and all other parts.

and below is a video showing the making of this crossbow to help you make one yourself.

Materials list : 50lb or 80lb or 120lb draw weight crossbow prod - search Google for places that sell them

Or you can make a  prod by cutting handsaw blades into 45cm x 37mm sections using a angle grinder, cut in grooves at the end for the string and tape together in bundles of at least 5 (more details coming soon)

You will also need:

STOCK : Four plywood boards, 66cm x 16cm x 12mm or other wood

NUT : One aluminium block, 25mm x 45mm x 45mm , or any hard materials, including hard wood, plastics, other metals (you can use steel, but it will make this a very long hard job)

TRIGGER : One aluminium plate 7cm x 6cm x 12mm or some kind of hardwood this size.

SIDE PLATES: Four aluminium plates 12cm x 8cm x 2mm thick, or you can 3mm plywood for this.

SIGHT BLOCK : One aluminium plate 8cm x 5mm x 10mm , can be aluminium or tin or steel, must be some kind of bendable metal.

TRIGGER GUARD One aluminium plate 20cm x 20mm x 2mm, can be aluminium or tin or steel, must be some kind of bendable metal.

BACK SIGHT AND BOLT SPRING : One aluminium plate 16cm x 5cm x 2mm, can be aluminium or tin or steel, must be some kind of bendable metal.

FRONT SIGHT : One aluminium plate 10cm x 20mm x 2mm, can be aluminium or tin or steel, must be some kind of bendable metal.


Two Nut and Bolts 5cm long, 6mm thick, can be any kind of metal rod.(for trigger and nut)

One Square Nut and normal ended Bolt 6cm long, 7mm thick.(prod holder bolt)

One Nut and Bolt 25mm long, 3mm thick (for front sight)

At least 20 screws, 25mm long.

Some wood glue.
One Tension coil spring, 4mm thick or slightly less.

As far as I can remember this should be all materials you need.

BELOW IS PART 1 AND 2 OF THE MAKING OF THIS CROSSBOW














 
Please leave a comment letting me know what you think and if you have any questions just ask.

17 comments:

  1. Wow! it´s just getting better and better, hope we could see very soon the end of this project, I saw the arm bow you did and I´m convinced your DIY videos belongs to some Mad Max universe.
    Keep up the good work! Great Blog!

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  2. i just made a crossbow like yours, the trigger would not move i think the strength of the prod is so strong that a cant get the trigger to slip down , the nut and the trigger are to tight on each other any suggestions? please the prod is a 150 lbs i love watching your videos

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  3. Reply to Anonymous from WeaponCollector: you are right, its the power of the prod,it makes it too hard to pull the trigger, I'll do a video soon showing how to make a trigger that works easier with a strong prod.

    Mike

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  4. thanks a lot can't wait

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  5. so when are u making that video i am lost with out u LOL let me know, are u planning this video in the near future or what???
    i was thinking maybe at the end of the trigger thats meets up with the nut, to have a Little small strong wheel, and as you pull on the trigger the wheel turns down and slips of maybe? what do u think ?

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    1. a way that you could make the trigger mechanism work a little better is to give the trigger more leverage. If the section that is touching the wheel is closer to it it should make it easier to pull so you could just cut a few cm off that section and then bolt it in from there.

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  6. hi im looking to start building this but i was going to build the one in the pictures not the plan, so i was wondering if u had seperate ones for that one but if you dont, could you take a picture from directly the side so i can use it as a template. and measure from the frontend to the end of the stock so i know i have the right scale, thanks so much, you can email me at i.okesene@gmail.com

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  7. Great site great work keep it up I use to make weapons as a child lol even my Careers advisor told me not mention this to future employers any way thanks again you've rekindled my inspirations lol

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  8. Great video, thanks mate.

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  9. I just make a corssbow like you it's very good in looking, But the trigger has to much tight that i can't move it easily. It all working properly but the trigger's not working perfect please give me some tips to how to make it perfect.

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  10. Good article. Enjoyed reading it. It gives detail view regarding the manufacturing of crossbow.Moreover the sketch is very impressive and handy too.It is also easy to print and a great video.Keyword stuffing is clearly explained.
    thanks
    Crossbows

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  11. checkout my new Medieval Crossbow website:
    http://www.medievalcrossbow.info

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  12. you are doing a great job. I love your show and lately your website has been a real help for me

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  13. I made a crossbow when I was in grade 8 in shop class..I found the plans in an old popular mechanic mag..think it was from 1965 or in around than..it called for using a leaf spring from a small cars rear suspension. .

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  14. I made a crossbow when I was in grade 8 in shop class..I found the plans in an old popular mechanic mag..think it was from 1965 or in around than..it called for using a leaf spring from a small cars rear suspension. .

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  15. Wasn't finished my story..anyways ya the leaf spring was obviously made from "spring steel"..and was used as the bow..took 2 of us to load it .trigger assembly basically was the same idea as yours..I got an "A"in shop class..could you imagine making a weapon at school now days lol

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  16. Wasn't finished my story..anyways ya the leaf spring was obviously made from "spring steel"..and was used as the bow..took 2 of us to load it .trigger assembly basically was the same idea as yours..I got an "A"in shop class..could you imagine making a weapon at school now days lol

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