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Homemade crossbow

  • May 9, 2016

John IV
John IV
John IV
John IV

My son came to me one morning and asked if he and I could try and build a crossbow in the shop. So we did. :) I cut all the pieces for him, but other than that, he made the whole thing by himself under my supervision. I didn't want it to be too powerful, so we used a low grade bungie chord, and also made an arrow with a tennis ball at the end. He torched and cleared it for a finished look and even stamped his name in it. Overall, he had a great deal of pride after building it all on his own. He can't put the thing down! Great memories between a father and his son. :)

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  • What a cool idea! Nice job.
    By RYOBI Nation, on May 10, 2016
    • Thank you
      By John IV, on May 10, 2016

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Homemade crossbow

by John IV
May 09, 2016

My son came to me one morning and asked if he and I could try and build a crossbow in the shop. So we did. :) I cut all the pieces for him, but other than that, he made the whole thing by himself under my supervision. I didn't want it to be too powerful, so we used a low grade bungie chord, and also made an arrow with a tennis ball at the end. He torched and cleared it for a finished look and even stamped his name in it. Overall, he had a great deal of pride after building it all on his own. He can't put the thing down! Great memories between a father and his son. :)