Here's my preliminary sketch for the Chu-ko-nu. The magazine in the original is usually made out of a single piece of wood with the centre hollowed out but I've decided to go with separate pieces instead to make it easier to build. I've yet to decide on the scale so there are no dimension on the sketch but I'm thinking of making one with an overall length of only about 10".
(Disclaimer: Making a real cross-bow is illegal in most countries. If you make a life-sized one based on my designs, you do so at your own risk. These designs are meant only for a small scaled model "toy". The author will not be held liable for the use for the plans above. Usage is at your own risk and discretion and have been provided only academic interest.)
Magazine & Trigger Elevation & Details
Edited by Liang Jieming, 27 April 2005 - 03:56 AM.