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Fire – sawn off crossbow

One-off designs

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A sculpture inspired by venom for and exasperation with squirrels which consume the best produce in the garden. This is the sequel to the Squirrel chastiser made in 2009

Hinchee Hung Fire-sawn off crossbow

The starting point for the crossbow was a sawn off table leg.  The trigger mechanism was tricky

Hinchee Hung Fire-sawn off crossbow

The boxing glove proved a knock-out

Hinchee Hung Fire-sawn off crossbow

Japanese chopsticks make good arrows (Chinese chopsticks are blunt at both ends)

Hinchee Hung Fire-sawn off crossbow

Japanese chopsticks have good penetrative power. Without fletching they do creep. There are plans afoot for an array of more primitive ammunition

Hinchee Hung Fire-sawn off crossbow

Home grown cob nuts which the artist did not get to enjoy as squirrels got to them first

Hinchee Hung protecting her cob nuts

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