Sunday, March 13, 2011
XMas Tree Crossbow Design Evolution
The christmas tree crossbow shot so well that I decided to make a nicer weapon with the same concept.
So I made a side by side double shooter with steel levers, a steel system and a stainless steel "barrel" (16 mm tube).
The "fork" is very narrow as it has to be the same width as the two hooks for the ball+pouch, so the two shots are parallel.
The levers are held down by two rubber strings, quite effective, just like the christmas tree design.
Carved a stock from multiplex, dyed it with ink and oiled it with linseed oil.
This is a great shooter! Feels a bit odd at first to not have a trigger, but I got over that quickly.
Here is a little video about it:
Posted by The Slingshot Channel at 6:47 PM