Wednesday, March 06, 2013

BUILD A LETHAL CROSSBOW-FROM PVC PIPE

Introducing the 100 Pound PVC Crossbow - http://youtu.be/ylZSX2iEiDo
Part 1 -- Flattening and Recurving - http://youtu.be/ENj50aY_ggw
Part 2 -- Stringing and Stock Design - http://youtu.be/Gd8K8hmmebE
Part 3 -- Drilling Holes - http://youtu.be/j9Zx4I_O61M
Part 4 -- Shaping the Trigger - http://youtu.be/k3Mb8eJncoI
Part 5 -- Trigger Assembly - http://youtu.be/qHHKtIWzG88
Part 6 -- Trigger Test - http://youtu.be/ObuKwpl12V4
Part 7 -- Forming the Rest - http://youtu.be/kcLFbHVMqos
Part 8 -- Making the Stirrup - http://youtu.be/dlvZltsEGRw
Part 9 -- Stirrup and Rest - http://youtu.be/qsTtaCFU_hg
Part 10 -- Lashing the Prod - http://youtu.be/4wezq1mKrTs
Part 11 -- Finishing - http://youtu.be/aBtddojMdnA
Bolt Part 1 - http://youtu.be/-89tZppZ0Ww
Bolt Part 2 - http://youtu.be/7zjEEgoSYHs
Shooting the Finished Crossbow - http://youtu.be/TknlqVVwgYw

To celebrate my 200th video, I've put together this build-along on making a 100 pound crossbow and bolts. The build was quite long and took 3 days to film, but here it is! There are 13 parts, so sit back with some popcorn relax.

The crossbow has a 100 pound prod, a PVC stirrup, a captive bolt rest and a simple lever trigger. For extra stability, the bolt nocks directly on the string to eliminate the need for a retention clip and to reduce side-to-side bolt movement.

Thanks for watching and enjoy!

Here's a better description of some things you will need as well as links to videos and some items on Amazon.

The heating trough is made of a non-conductive base like cardboard or wood shaped like a gutter or round tube, covered in a reflective material like aluminum foil or flashing.

Heat Gun or other heat source
Milwaukee Dual Heat (my heat gun) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004TI25/?...
Dewalt Heat Gun (heard good things) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00307B4P0/?...
Wagner Heat Gun (works well, not too shock resistant but very economical) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004TUCV/?...

Bar Clamp - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000224BP/?...

My Books
Simple PVC Pipe Bows - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478140917/?...
Take-Down Archery - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1479348481/?...
The Impossible Bow - http://www.amazon.com/dp/098324815X/?...
The Backyard Bowyer - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0983248109/?...

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