Welcome to the Vintage Projects Collection!

Our goal is to preserve the inspired DIY spirit of the past. Our free project reprints cover farm machines, the woodshop, machine shop, boats, archery and more. These vintage plans come from a half-century ago when do-it-yourself enthusiasts turned wood, metal and old motors into useful workhorses, functional tools, and toys.

Most of the plans are in PDF format. If you don't have it, get the free PDF reader.

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Featured Project - Repeating Cross Bow

In the hands of an experienced crossbowman it will deliver five shots in five seconds with near-rifle accuracy over ranges up to 40 yards.

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The arrows are loaded from the top into a magazine just like cartridges in a bolt-action rifle. After loading, the bow is cocked by a slide, and the arrow is fired by trigger action.

 


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