File Bow

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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.

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    how far does it shoot?

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

    There's a link in step one.

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

    *not using rubber bands

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

     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 

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

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

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

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    Most things I do are unsafe. Safe is illogical.