Introduction: File Bow

This is a bow You can make out of the metal strips in hanging files.

Step 1: Stuff You Will Need.

You will need a few simple things:
3'-4' of Nylon string,
1-2 files to got the bow staff from,
(Optional) Lighter to burn off fuzz and finish it.

Step 2: Bow Staff

Take the piece of metal and bend it a little bit.

Step 3: Stringing the Bow.

Tie the string th one end in the notch then wrap 10-12 times and tie again.
repeat with other side.

Step 4: (Optional) Burning the Fuzz.

Take the lighter and burn off any fuzz from the ends where you tied it (be careful not to melt the actual string!).

Step 5: Arrows.

When you are finished you can use wooden skewers for arrows.
If you can think of anything else you can use for arrows, or any improvements please comment.

Comments

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lizard657 made it! (author)2012-02-19

how far does it shoot?

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William! made it! (author)2011-07-17

Man im dying to get nylon string where do you get it???? Cheers :D

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recon man sol made it! (author)2010-12-31

that is pretty cool but where do you get the metal

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TyMan210 made it! (author)TyMan2102011-02-04

There's a link in step one.

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Shafa100 made it! (author)Shafa1002011-07-12

i cant find it

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sora5551 made it! (author)2010-05-01

instead of string cut a thin rubberband in half and tie it to the end and another sollution for ammo is chop sticks

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greymatter21 made it! (author)greymatter212010-06-03

fk rubber bands at least he has an original* bow idea

*not using rubber bands

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TyMan210 made it! (author)TyMan2102010-06-04

In my experience rubber bands just break. I wanted to use something stronger. I would've used elastic cord if I had some.

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DBMods made it! (author)2010-01-23

 if you have a drill you can drill a hole in about the middle of the file and shoot the metal skewer through that to make it more accurate 

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Kendallkip made it! (author)2010-01-14

lol that solder burn

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sharlston made it! (author)2009-08-10

where do i obtain these files? :)

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quesoman made it! (author)quesoman2009-12-14

almost all office supply stores should have them. Staples. Office Max. Office Depot. Maybe even Target.

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bjornacorn made it! (author)2009-08-10

Exactly where in the file is it? :

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TyMan210 made it! (author)TyMan2102009-08-10

It is only in hanging files like these:
http://tinyurl.com/hanging-file

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Capt. Kidd made it! (author)2009-07-14

umm dude you said you can wooden skewers as arrows, it should be you can use wooden skewers. just telling you your mistake.

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TyMan210 made it! (author)TyMan2102009-07-14

Ok, thanks for pointing it out. It is fixed.

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roo525 made it! (author)2009-06-04

So... does it fire well? It looks as if the metal pieces are flimsey, or could bend easily. If you glued two together, you could probobly get around this problem.

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TyMan210 made it! (author)TyMan2102009-06-04

It fires about ten feet at the most. But i changed mine...

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lazymoocher made it! (author)2009-05-15

This doesn't look very safe!

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TyMan210 made it! (author)TyMan2102009-05-16

Most things I do are unsafe. Safe is illogical.

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bubba j made it! (author)bubba j2009-06-02

me 2 most unsafe and not very bright like bare handing pike inlake mish and rattle snakes in az so if you see a kid doing somthing not very bright thats most likely me

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Camisado made it! (author)Camisado2009-05-19

True... P.S.: I think you'll like my slideshows an I'bles...They're all about weapons!

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