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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Compound Crossbow Tutorial Stencils

Here are the stencils to the compound crossbow. How to use them: Print out each page. Then tape the stencils together and cut out the pieces with scissors. Once the paper pieces are cut, place them on the wood of your choice, tape it, and then use a bandsaw, jigsaw, scroll saw, etc. to cut them out. Once all the pieces are cut out, they can be put together, and the rest is almost self explanatory once you've got the pieces cut out. If you have any problems when building it, leave a comment. It's best if you lay the pieces out until they fit together.

[UPDATE]: I put the original crossbow scans into a PDF with all the pieces prearranged. You just have to print it out and tape the pages together in the page order. It is no longer an AdFly link. Enjoy!

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17 comments:

  1. I'm going to make this second semester when I have woodshop.

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    1. Don't waste your time. Better look up Weapons Collector on Youtube. He built a better one - this one is jsut a copy and not a good one either.

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    2. i dont know if the two shapes on the first picture are the same..... i dont have a printer, so im trying to draw them out.

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  2. how thick should each cutout be

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  3. how do you make that top part can you make a stencile on it

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  5. where did you get the wodden pulleys at and can you substitute them
    and what kind of string did you use and where did you get it i am all most done those are the last things i need to get and put on

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  6. I made the pulleys from the wood used for the crossbow body. You draw them out on the wood, cut straight cuts tangent to the circles edge over and over until it's round, smooth the circle with sand paper, and finally take a round file to the inside edge to create that dip in it for the string. You shouldn't do a circle for the pulleys like I did because that doesnt make the crossbow compound. If you look at real compound pulleys, they are t-bone steak shaped. Google. The string in this crossbow is 1/4" polypropylene. Don't use this kind of string. You should go online or go to a store and get thin polyester string, like the really thin kind for real crossbows.

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  7. what kind of screw should i use to hold all of it together or do i just glue them together?

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  8. what does the trigger mech look like its confusing me
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  9. i have a problem...i dont know how to build it...like the placement of the pieces (im real new to this stuff..) :(

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  10. please please please make a clear concise video on how to assemble these pieces, or detailed instructions...thanks! :D

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  11. how do you loop the string around?

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  12. Thanks for this tutorial. Having clear diagrams available to follow and use for cutting makes it easier once we have the right craft tools. Thanks also for putting the stencil diagrams in PDF format. I guess we can make alterations for thickness depending on the type of wood we are using to do this.

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  13. What is the length of the cpvc pipe you used? I really need to know

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  14. Hello. Please Help. On youtube you set recording entitled Homemade Compound Crosbov, for which you set sketches in pdf format on scribd, but they are out there can no longer be downloaded. Please tell me if you can send sketches to dejannikolajevic@gmail.com. Thank you very much in advance.

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  15. really helpful post to know detail about compound.

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