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Marshmallow Crossbow (again)

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Project by Jason posted 07-16-2017 11:02 PM 814 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent the weekend putting together 7 of the WWMM marshmallow crossbows. Version 1 (1 constructed) was the prototype, per the plans, functioned great but was sloppily thrown together. It is not pretty and I will not burn your eyes with a picture of it here.

Version 2 (6 made) has a few changes from the original, including a recess for the trigger, a notched trigger, and a return spring. These function great, and are keeping my near adult children entertained. We will be finding marshmallows around the house for months, I am sure.

All in all, I had a great weekend building them, and it was a great use of my grandfather’s old bandsaw.

-- --Jason





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woodify

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#1 posted 07-17-2017 12:44 AM

These are pretty cool. Now you need some targets.

-- Woodify ~~ https://www.youtube.com/woodified

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Jason

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#2 posted 07-17-2017 12:47 AM

I have 4. They are 9,12,17, and 25.

-- --Jason

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#3 posted 07-17-2017 01:17 AM

Well done! I made a similar batch and still am finding marshmallow remains 4 year later :)

-- socrbent Ohio

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 09:26 PM

These look very nice and there should be a market for them.

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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Mikesawdust

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#5 posted 07-24-2017 11:16 AM

Thank you for the idea, it was a great project for our fundraiser. Whoever wins mine at our auction can upgrade the bands, I just went with some rubber bands. I also made the trigger really basic but it seems to work. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/329825

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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