Of course they want something special that I haven't shown in an earlier video. So I pulled out my list of potential projects and settled for the concealable forearm mounted crossbow.
Of course I used rubber as the propellant, simply because a normal prod would be way to wide, never concealable. But of course the length of a forearm mounted weapon is short, I needed a draw increase so that the full power stroke is active. So rollers, again.
10 cm of rubber is stretched to the total span of 52 cm! Nice.
I wanted to make this mostly from wood. I even made a spring from plywood, so the bolt is held in place! Works like a charm. There is so little metal in the piece that I believe metal detectors would have a hard time finding it.
I wanted to be able to reload without dismounting the weapon, so I came up with a "fork". This little tool makes reloading quick and easy.
The trigger part is simply a length of paracord that runs underneath the string. If you pull on a knot by flipping your hand down, it shoots! Simple and effective.
I haven't started on the "beauty" task, and also I haven't maxed out the rubber. But it is really really fun to shoot with it, and it is fully concealable under my loose fitting coat.
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