Nerf Cross Bow

by Stefan, published

Nerf Cross Bow by Stefan Jan 7, 2010


Inspired by some laser cut projects on Thingverse I made this crossbow for my son. It uses a rubber band and has the gun lock built into the handle. It will shoot a sucker dart across the kitchen and stick it to the microwave with a satisfying smack.

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Beautiful. I need to trade a lung or kidney to get a Lazor.
Thank you I made one :-D
i might expirement with the design to make it use mags...

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Cut from 3/16 and 1/16\" sheet. I used cheap plywood from the home center and cut it out on the scroll saw, but it needs a laser cutter to make it smell right.

Cut out the parts. Insert tab A into Slot B... Etc. The prototype didn't use any glue or fasteners except for some toothpicks to connect the linkage from the trigger to the rubber band catch.

<p>Thank you I made one :-D</p>

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<p>Beautiful. I need to trade a lung or kidney to get a Lazor.</p>

<p>i might expirement with the design to make it use mags...</p>

<p>This is very cool!</p>

<p>Hey, it looks Really Great!</p>

<p>What scale is the dxf file? How do I print it out the right size?</p>

Stefan - in reply to Mike

<p>The scale should be 1:1.</p>

<p>thanks so much for uploading this file! i've now build two, both slight variations on your design. they work great! now i'm experimenting with different types of ammo...</p>

<p>Beautiful. There is something about laser cut wood that just makes me happy.<br>You could likely get this to shoot marbles if you adjust the "barrel" to fit.<br>What thickness is your plywood? It looks much more substantial than the one I built.</p>

<p>these i made with 3/16" plywood which worked great. i've since made more from 1/4" ply and MDF which also worked fine. i'm working on finding the best ammunition now!</p>

<p>oh, did you use glue or just press fit?</p>

<p>i did use glue</p>

<p>Now printing one of these has to be on the cards, right? I'd do it if I weren't trying to get stuff ready for LCA2010 next week.</p>

Stefan - in reply to vik

<p>Sadly, I do not have a printer. I think laser cut plywood is the way to go. A crossbow should be made of wood right?</p>