Friday, 20 May 2011


I've been absolutely swamped lately, and have had no time for posting.  hope to get some pictures up within the week.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Since I am currently posting this over a dial-up connection, progress pics will have to wait until Monday.  The crossbow is coming along quite well.  I have not started work on the stock quite yet, but I don't expect it to be too hard.  I have no idea exactly how to make the trigger, but I'm willing to improvise.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Getting to work on crossbow.

Picked up some really springy flat stock of unknown origin from a friend's backyard.  It's been there since before he can remember, so it's more tetanus inducing than the grappling hook.  I am currently sanding off all the rust, shaping, cutting, drilling, etc. with my wonderful Dremel.  How I love my Dremel.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Well that was underwhelming...

Dropped by the hardware store today, and realized that things cost lots and lots of money.  like...15 dollars for the angle iron I would need to make the grappling hook, and nothing made of spring steel for the crossbow prods.  the new plan is to drop by an auto parts yard and pick up a set of parabolic leaf springs off of a car.  the longest spring is perfect for a crossbow, and a shorter one can be used for the grappling hook, with no risk of it bending under  my weight.  I'll probably try to make knives out of the shortest ones.

For now I've got another tetanus inducing piece of metal I can use to test crossbow design.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

And for my next project...

I will attempt to make a crossbow.  I will be dropping by a hardware store probably tomorrow or the next day to pick up the supplies for grappling hook 2.0 and crossbow 1.0.

Grappling hook pics!

Grappling hook pictures!  Keep in mind that once I build this from metal from a hardware store, and not from terrible scrap from my backyard, the risk of tetanus will go down considerably.  This is also a very convenient anti-zombie device.  look at the frightening point on it!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

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