DIY: How to make a compound crossbow using materials in your garage

June 23, 2016

Are you bored with the same old DIY projects? Why not put your DIY skills to use constructing your own compound crossbow?

Are you bored with the same old DIY projects? Is your workshop overflowing with birdhouses, picture frames and keepsake boxes? Why not put your DIY skills to use constructing your own compound crossbow?

According to Popular Mechanics: "One YouTuber, MrGear, shares the construction of his crossbow in the video below. He built his out of basic pine, a couple springs, pulleys, and some random pieces of hardware.

The pulley system allows his bow to exert much more power, and his add-on scope makes this crossbow extremely accurate. The most difficult part of this build is assembling the trigger mechanism."

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Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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