rough fast and true story !
home made weapons , every kid has made em , some even make ones which can horribly maim . As a kid i made crossbows with the items i acquired easily.
Post Nuclear war and adolescence are much the same sometimes so finding these items or similar should prove no problem for the would be scrounger
1. Take your Car CB aerial and cut it in half , keep both halves handy
2. Notch your timber so the cb aerial sits below or flush to top surface.
3. secure the thick end of the aerial across your piece of timber with 4 nails
hammer nail in place as shown , halfway down then bend each nail over the aerial to keep it secure
4. nail 2 more nails at end of timber , this will be your guide for the bolt !
5. secure the clothes peg to top of timber with 2 nails being carefil not to split the fragile clothes peg , timber or plastic clothes peg will be fine.
6. Take your fishing line and tie one end off to the cross piece of your Aerial take it 2/3 down the timber then extend to other side of aerial, secure WELL !
7. Take your thinner end of Aerial now and either sharpen the narrowest end or secure your home made arrow heads how ever you feel comfortable . a sharpened fiberglass tip will kill as well as an arrow head.
8 Ensure everything is secure and all components adjusted for best results .
Stretch your fishing line back to the peg and push top part of peg down in place ( the more tension you have may lead to fishing line slipping out of peg groove , care must be taken ) insert bolt , point , release , wonder at the loud screaming sound made by a younger brother who shouldnt have NEVER chopped the head off your DAMN Luke Skywalker Action figure you got for Christmas !!!!!!!!!!
Disclaimer : in no way am i saying you should build such weapons , any attempt is strongly discouraged as now days we have PS3 , XBox and puter games , maim a monster , not you siblings