Success!

I have finished and fired the big crossbow. This unfortunately revealed some flaws that needed fixing, so I’ll only be able to post the full run-down sometime in the week. I do have some preliminary thoughts, though:

  1. It makes whatever you stick in front of the string disappear. Fast. And then occasionally explode into a shower of splinters. So don’t be a moron and stand in front of it.
  2. Powering a crossbow using a car spring and a home-made winch is a great idea if you want to create something that terrifies you. Kids; if any of you want to try this at home then, for the love of all that is holy, please over-engineer everything. And by that I mean design it in such a fashion that you can beat it against a wall, jump on it and drop it from a building.

Have fun out there

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