Introduction: How to Make a Wooden Shortbow
Hello Internet.Im back with another instructable and this time it's how to make a wooden shortbow
Step 1: Gather Materials
Get these materials and tools
pocket knife or multi tool
contact adhesive or hot glue
skewers for making the arrows
4 tongue depressors
Step 2: Making the Bow
Get your tongue depressors and slightly bend 2 so they make a slight arch
Put the second arched depressor to the side an get two straight depressors and glue them on the arched one with hot glue or contact adhesive
next add contact adhesive on the two ends of the straight depressors
now add the second arched depressor on the two straight ones
after that tie on some string for extra strenth.first go around one end three times and tie a double knot in like picture 5 and cut of the excess
Step 3: Attaching the Bow String
using your pocket knife or scissors cut three triangles at the beginning and end of your bow.these will be for attaching the bow string.
take a lenth of string about 50 cm or 23 inches
tie one end of the string to the bow like in picture three.do the same for the other end and tie it off.if there is excess cut it off
Step 4: How to Make the Arrows
Now that your done with the bow now you need arrows
cut about 7 cm of tape from the roll of tape.i use electrical tape but any tape works fine.take that strip and put it on the skewer
now fold both ends into a rectangle
after that cut them into a triangle like in picture 4 and sharpen the tip of the skewer
Step 5: DONE!!
Do not shoot at people or pets
NOTE:this bows bowstring does not draw very far if you hear cracking in the sticks do not draw it till there and further than that point of draw lenth.
Hope you enjoyed this instructable and in the next one I'll show you how to make flaming arrows!! ☺
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