Marshmallow Crossbows

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Project by socrbent posted 10-05-2013 03:55 PM 10269 views 61 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They are simple to build and lots of fun, so I’m surprised that this project hasn’t reached the Yet Another status. Got the project from Steve Ramsey’s WoodWorking for Mere Mortals site –
The bands came from a discarded exersize band. Made from oak, maple and hickory scraps with BLO finish. Thinking about a mass production for for 8 grand kids for Christmas.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#1 posted 10-05-2013 04:02 PM

Very cool well done.

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#2 posted 10-05-2013 04:10 PM

Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 10-05-2013 04:44 PM

Those are cool. Think I might have to whip up a couple.

My parents bought all us kids and grandkids the marshmallow blow guns and a bag of ammo each one year. It was a rather violent christmas eve, and fun.

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#4 posted 10-05-2013 04:55 PM

You could put somebodies face out with that thing….....................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 10-05-2013 06:26 PM

These are very cool. They would be great out camping. After we make smores we could take what’s left and have a battle :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#6 posted 10-05-2013 08:33 PM

”You’ll put your eye out! You’ll put your eye out! ”

Neat toys for ANY age kid! :-)

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#7 posted 10-05-2013 10:34 PM

How far does yours shoot?

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#8 posted 10-06-2013 12:01 AM

Thanks for the complements and jests. The two I made are tuned for small kids. I tested and you can get hit point blank and feel just a thump since the mini marshmallows have such small mass. These will throw about 20’.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 01:18 AM

Good stuff. My 8 year old has been bugging me for two weeks straight to make one. I knew I shouldn’t have shown him that video Were they as easy to make as Steve made it look?

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#10 posted 10-06-2013 02:23 AM

I wish I was a kid again then I wounded have to make some for the grandkids ,thanks for posting and don’t get in any shootouts .

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 10-06-2013 02:43 AM

Very cool !... I’m an uncle and what a great brother I’d be if I showed up with these for his kids….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 10-06-2013 02:43 AM

jonchilds- they are easy especially if you use Steve patterns. Zip ties really simplfy the trigger connection and could alsobe used for the front trigger pivot. If I make more I’m going to try using small bungee cords from the local hardware.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#13 posted 10-06-2013 02:58 AM

These are really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#14 posted 10-06-2013 02:42 PM

I would like two please :-) I’m still a kid at heart. Nice Job


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#15 posted 10-06-2013 02:55 PM


-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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