Mini Crossbow in Ply-Binga!

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Project by thiel posted 02-06-2011 06:26 AM 3797 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My kids spend more and more time in the shop, and I’ve found that with only a little support from me, they can actually raid the scrap pile and produce their own projects. Here’s the first “almost on my own” project from my 5 year old. He did all the cutting and drilling himself, and I just drove the screws (and a couple pins when he wasn’t looking :-) and sanded the corners. Shoots a dowel-pin wrapped in blue tape.

This comes from this book: Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly: 28 Top-Secret Projects You Can Build from the Toy Inventor’s Workshop

Find it here: ”_":

... it is the best book I’ve found yet on accessible projects for kids in the shop. Knowing that a few of us have rugrats underfoot, I figured I’d share!

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#1 posted 02-06-2011 06:49 AM

That’s a great book. My boy isn’t quite ready for it, so it sits on the shelf waiting. ... Soon.

Pat your son on the back and tell him It looks like a job well done from here.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 03:30 PM

Thats awesome… great idea. I’m sure my 6 year old would be all about it!

-- Just caught the woodworking bug, I'm a rookie, please be patient with me!

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 04:52 PM

Way cool! I can easily see my 12 year old digging into something like this! If interested, you might check out a similar book my son recently purchased called “Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare”. He loves it.

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 05:34 AM

Nicely done. DUCK!!! watch out for those flying tape balls.
Great projects to encourage shop time and time away from the tv and video games.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 04-25-2011 04:35 AM

Update: Use a wine cork for maximum distance and minimum damage :-)

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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