Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

Here's my fully functional Cardboard Crossbow I made using Techshop's Laser Cutter!

Step 1: Sketch

Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

I started with a concept sketch of the parts and overall look of the design. I then did a refined line drawing from the concept sketch.

Step 2: Import

Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

I then imported the sketch into Illustrator to use as a template to make the outlines for the Laser Cutter.

Step 3: Parts

Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

I dry fitted the pieces to see if they line up as planned then readied them for some gluing action.

Step 4: Glue

Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

I used some clear Elmer's glue to put everything together.

Step 5: Assemble

Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

After the first round of gluing was dry, I used the same glue to attach the bow to the handle.

Step 6: Let dry

Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow

After everything was dry, I dremeled holes into the edges of the bow then used wood dowels and a rubber band to finish it out.. Tada! a fully functional Cardboard Crossbow that I made at Techshop! http://techshop.ws/

Step 7: Fire away!

Cardboard Crossbow in action!

Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
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Step 8: Template

Laser Cut Cardboard Crossbow
crossbow.ai1 MB
 
 

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