Monday, 11 July 2011

How To Make A Pump Action Crossbow (full tutorial) Part 1 - Plans and Materials

Below are the plans for the Pump Action Crossbow - ready to save and print



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How To Make A Pump Action Crossbow (full tutorial) Part 1 - Plans and Materials.
Scroll down for a detailed video of what materials to buy.

Be aware that this design is a prototype and may now work when fully finished, it is recommended that you watch all parts of the video series first before buying any materials.

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

Or you can make a pistol 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 (CLICK HERE FOR A TUTORIAL)

You will also need:
One plywood board, 42cm x 25cm x 12mm or any wood this size.

One plywood board, 42cm x 25cm x 3mm or any wood or material this size.

One plywood board, 10cm x 5cm x 12mm

Two aluminium plates, 37cm x 10cm x 2mm , or any hard materials, including hard wood, plastics, other metals (you can use steel, but it will make this a very long hard job)

One aluminium plate 17cm x 11cm x 2mm (must be some kind of bendable metal)

Two aluminium plates 12cm x 4.5cm x 5mm thick. (sides of pump handle)

One aluminium plate 11cm x 5.5mm x 12mm , can be aluminium or tin or steel (for Nut and Trigger)

One aluminium plate 6cm x 6cm x 12mm, can be aluminium or tin or steel

One aluminium or steel Tube - 12cm x 22m thick (round)

One piece of wood - 12cm x 22m thick, (to fit inside handle)

One 10cm x 6mm bolt with 22mm or 25mm washer and nut

Sixty x 25mm screws that can be counter sunk

Six 4mm thick 22mm self tapping screws

Two 10cm x 5mm nails

10 washers 12mm with 5mm hole

Two 10cm x 5mm bolts with nuts

Three 5cm metal tubes with 5mm or 6mm hole (overall size thickness is about 8-10mm)

Two 10mm or 15mm tension springs (4mm thick)

10cm of thin wire (1mm or 2mm)

One 25mm x 3mm Nail

As far as I can remember this should be all materials need, the video below has a more detailed description,

Part 2 - Tools - will be coming soon.
Detailed Video Below


For the full series of video tutorials  - CLICK HERE

Please a comment below letting me know what you think or if you need any more details

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