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Project by jlb posted 11-01-2016 07:34 AM 1993 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This crossbow comes from plans of Steve Ramsey which I found on you tube. The first attempt used a full size marshmallow. However, the range was only about 22 feet. I remade it to use the miniaiture size marshmallows which increased the range to about 50 feet. This is a deadly weapon. (It can stop a fly at thirty feet if you are able to hit him.) This was made for a neighbor boy. His dog loves when he shoots the crossbow. He retrieves the marshmallows but they never seem to get returned to the boy. Go figure!

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net





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crowie

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#1 posted 11-01-2016 07:55 AM

We’d be in trouble having one of them “downunder” but wow a heap of fun….open wide!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 11:03 AM

That’s cool, Jim!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-01-2016 01:41 PM

That looks like a lot of fun, both to make and use!

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#4 posted 11-01-2016 01:52 PM

This is a real nice project and well done. Lot’s of fun, too.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-01-2016 01:53 PM

id be trying to commit suicide with this gun ...LMAO ….......GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 11-01-2016 01:54 PM

Very cool. I think my granddaughter will be terrorizing my daughter with one soon!

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#7 posted 11-01-2016 02:32 PM

Fun project.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 11-01-2016 03:00 PM

I made several of those a few years ago and give them to family. Thay had a great time with them. Nice job.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 11-01-2016 05:19 PM

These are lots of fun and a bit of a challenge too.

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#10 posted 11-02-2016 01:33 AM

This is just too cool. If I don’t make one for my grandson, I will make one for myself. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 11-02-2016 02:50 AM

Fun!

-- Troy | http://tf-workshop.com | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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Desert_Woodworker

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#12 posted 11-02-2016 03:15 AM

Does this need a “red” tip, like toy guns; for example, if you pointed it at a police officier…. ?
Woodworkers Lives Matter

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#13 posted 11-02-2016 04:45 PM

Great toy,i guess have to do one for my dog as well and a big bowl with marshmallows.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 11-03-2016 02:56 AM



Does this need a “red” tip, like toy guns; for example, if you pointed it at a police officier…. ?
Woodworkers Lives Matter

- Desert_Woodworker

ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 11-06-2016 04:42 PM

way Kewl for sure…...where can the plans be found?

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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