Wednesday, March 06, 2013


Introducing the 100 Pound PVC Crossbow -
Part 1 -- Flattening and Recurving -
Part 2 -- Stringing and Stock Design -
Part 3 -- Drilling Holes -
Part 4 -- Shaping the Trigger -
Part 5 -- Trigger Assembly -
Part 6 -- Trigger Test -
Part 7 -- Forming the Rest -
Part 8 -- Making the Stirrup -
Part 9 -- Stirrup and Rest -
Part 10 -- Lashing the Prod -
Part 11 -- Finishing -
Bolt Part 1 -
Bolt Part 2 -
Shooting the Finished Crossbow -

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) -
Dewalt Heat Gun (heard good things) -
Wagner Heat Gun (works well, not too shock resistant but very economical) -

Bar Clamp -

My Books
Simple PVC Pipe Bows -
Take-Down Archery -
The Impossible Bow -
The Backyard Bowyer -


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