Marble-Shooting Wooden Crossbow Punches Through Plywood

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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. Bryan says:

    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.

    1. Eddie Shuman says:

      I want one too, that way when Obama herps all the derps I an still herpitidy derp with out him herping all the didiliederps…..Derp.

      fucking socialist.

    2. Eddie Shuman says:

      I want one too, that way when Obama herps all the derps I an still herpitidy derp with out him herping all the didiliederps…..Derp.

      fucking socialist.

    3. Eddie Shuman says:

      I want one too, that way when Obama herps all the derps I an still herpitidy derp with out him herping all the didiliederps…..Derp.

      fucking socialist.

    4. Eddie Shuman says:

      I want one too, that way when Obama herps all the derps I an still herpitidy derp with out him herping all the didiliederps…..Derp.

      fucking socialist.

  2. Jea-jean Breu says:

    hello welcome goodbye et bonne et fructueuse journée

  3. Christopher Todesco says:

    Hmm… While I’d barely classify that 1/8″ luan crap as “plywood”, and mention that you could put your finger through it with very little effort, I still want one.

    1. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      Indeed. I hesitated at the headline, and in the end copped out to sensationalism. =]

  4. S.Roberts says:

    Brilliantly awesome idea! A must have device, where can I get the plans for making one?

  5. tibbe zwenkwiel says:

    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

  6. tibbe zwenkwiel says:

    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

  7. tibbe zwenkwiel says:

    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

  8. SpeedySigns says:

    Looks like a nice little weekend project to me!

  9. Mac Whitaker says:

    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?

  10. Mac Whitaker says:

    What kind of tool was used to make the track for the barrel?

  11. David Baker says:

    If you want to make it by yourself just go to woodprix page.

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