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.


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

how far does it shoot?

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

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

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

that is pretty cool but where do you get the metal

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

There's a link in step one.

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

i cant find it

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

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

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

*not using rubber bands

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.

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 

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

lol that solder burn

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

where do i obtain these files? :)

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

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

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

Exactly where in the file is it? :

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

It is only in hanging files like these:

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

This doesn't look very safe!

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

Most things I do are unsafe. Safe is illogical.

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

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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