Introduction: Bow Wood PVC

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zabbiemaster (author)2013-05-09

i really want this but i cant seem to get the instruction for the wood part how did you get the cutting disign?


realmente quiero esto, pero me parece que no puede obtener la instrucción para la parte de madera cómo se te ocurrió la disign de corte?

GDADZGSONS (author)2013-02-04

um the instructable is not loading properly so can you help me out a bit? How long are the limbs, and what wood should i use for the handle?


ok, never mind the limb question because they look like 50cms. I could use oak or poplar right?

PaulReynolds (author)2012-01-06

Ok so the next step would be to use fiberglass tent poles on each end and you got a pritty powerful bow.

jpereira11 (author)2011-08-16

i will make 1

spylock (author)2011-07-29

This is a good instructable,do you know the draw wt. on your bow?

R.Kuiten (author)2011-06-06

20 meters - easy...!

Made a adjustment and used bamboo instead of PVC.

See our Youtube contribution:

ricardoruizo (author)R.Kuiten2011-06-06

Good job, I hope your son is having a great time this

I need a REST

gedgreen (author)2011-01-05

it mean's the hole size

iac (author)2010-11-11

pulgada is Spanish for 'INCH'.

But I don't understand what you mean by 1/2 inch PVC. Perhaps the thickness of the plastic ?
What is the DIAMETER of the PVC pipe please ??

Billgun21 (author)iac2010-12-28

HALF A INCH= 1/2. Half a inch is English for HALF A INCH meaning in diameter.

iac (author)iac2010-11-15

Thanks for the info ! IAC.

spiderham (author)iac2010-11-15

I'm pretty sure he's reffering to standard 1/2 inch, schedule 40 PVC pipe, rated at 590 W.P. psi. Average inside diameter is just over 1/2 inch, average outside diameter is just over 3/4 inch. Available at any hardware store. If you're still unsure ask a store attendant, they might even cut it to length for you if you ask.

ricardoruizo (author)iac2010-11-12

commercially known in Colombia as a tube of 1 / 2.
The diameter is 22 mm

vhcl (author)2010-12-22

Me parece muy interesante tu diseño, solo te recomendaria que cubrieras el pvc con algun tipo de cinta ya sea aislante o de cualquier otro tipo, ya que el pvc despues de exponerse al sol, tiende a hacerse quebradizo, el problema es que al quebrarse puede generar astillas, las cuales facilmente pueden penetrar la piel, otra peculiaridad del pvc es que no se detecta con los rayos X por lo que si te encajas una astilla puedes necesitar de cirugia para la extraccion (claro esto en casos extremos)

Saludos desde Mexico

glock17 (author)2010-12-20

Is it possible to increase the draw weight? I hear from other it can be done by adding smaller diameter PVC tube inside the original one. Does that work? Because i want my first diy bow can be upgradable.

ricardoruizo (author)glock172010-12-20

ricardoruizo (author)glock172010-12-20

Yes, if possible. the inner tube should be slightly shorter than the outside, so that the tip of the blade lighter than the base.
Looking at this another

CoffeeFreak (author)2010-11-18

Whats the draw weight on this bow?

ricardoruizo (author)CoffeeFreak2010-11-18

20 lbs

arte.sano (author)2010-11-16

nice! I think you can use a CPVC too (used for hot water), a bit more sturdy than regular PVC.

CPVC es una alternativa a PVC regular, mucho mas fuerte tambien.
Excelente trabajo.

Phil B (author)2010-11-13

How many pounds or kilograms are required to pull the bowstring for shooting an arrow?

ricardoruizo (author)Phil B2010-11-14

para alguien que inicia 20 libras
para una competencia deportiva 40 libras
para caceria, 80 libras

ESte arco es de iniciación

for someone who starts with 20 pounds
for athletic competition 40 pounds
for hunting, 80 lb.

This bow is initiation

McGyver2 (author)2010-11-11

¿Hasta qué punto ir cuando usted se disparan?

ricardoruizo (author)McGyver22010-11-11

20 metros

McGyver2 (author)ricardoruizo2010-11-12


crossfire (author)2010-11-11

looks cool......

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