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Marble-Shooting Wooden Crossbow Punches Through Plywood

Just another little bit of sweetness from Matthias Wandel, whose fantastic “woodworking for engineers” site, woodgears.ca, we have, to date, linked to more than a dozen times. See below.

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16 thoughts on “Marble-Shooting Wooden Crossbow Punches Through Plywood

  1. I want one. That way I’ll still have a potentially lethal self defense weapon when Obama manages to finish packing the SCOTUS with anti-Second Amendment judges and they decide by judicial fiat that the 2nd Amendment only applies to members of the Military and Law Enforcement.

  2. I used to shoot marbles using my sling shot
    basicaly the same effect
    best was firing it at windows, would leave this perfectly round holes

  3. I used to shoot marbles using my sling shot
    basicaly the same effect
    best was firing it at windows, would leave this perfectly round holes

  4. I used to shoot marbles using my sling shot
    basicaly the same effect
    best was firing it at windows, would leave this perfectly round holes

  5. I, like Matthias, live in the country, and after recently joining MAKE, saw this, and thought of using it as a ranged way to shoo deer from our garden. Overkill? I hope it wouldn’t hurt the deer, so I won’t be using ball bearings. Any thoughts?

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