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Making a bow and arrow is not difficult, all you need is patience and focusing on the work.


I divide the course into 2 parts, i.e, making a bow and making an arrow.

Let’s get started now.

How to make a bow and arrow

Part 1. How to make a bow.

Here I would like to share the way fo make a simple Glass Fiber Bow.

Step 1: Step 1--Get a wood

Get a wood and plane the surface first. Then Outline the Bow Shaft and Tip.

1. I don't think that's safe, what with no arrow rest, or teaching people how to make an arm guard or finger tab, you can get a serious cut or scrape.<br>2. You can't just glue pieces together and expect the bow not to break when you draw and release.<br>3. That string has lost its twist and will snap if you shoot with it, so now you have to retwist it and wax it with a piece of leather.
<p>1. There are lots of bows that do not have a shelf or arrow rest. This style of bow is often made and shot without rests. While some people will use shooting hand gloves or guards, arm guards, and finger tabs, gloves, or thumb rings/pads, not everyone does. Saying this bow isn't safe is like somebody showing how to make a bicycle and then saying the Instructable is not safe because they also don't show how to make a helmet and pads.</p><p>2. Most laminated bows are only held together with glue. There are few traditonal bows aside from takedowns that have mechanical fasteners as well. Some makers of bows similar to this instructable use screws or bolts along with glue, but it can be argued that these cause more problems than they help. Plus this bow isn't just glued, the nylon string is actually helping to keep the bow together where the joints could be stressed. A bow like this could be held together without glue if it's wrapped tight enough with a strong cord.</p><p>3. That string, which is pretty typical of what you'll find for fiberglass limb bows made in China, is fine as is. They are made of a long looped strand of a pretty coarse twine, probably polyester or Dacron. They don't need to be twisted, and work better if they aren't. Plus if you don't have to twist the string on a bow with siyahs (the glued on wooden tips), it's better not too. Having a really twisted string can actually cause siyah twist or misalignment over time.</p>
<p>looks like a mongolian bow</p>
Can you send me the dimensinons of the shaft and the tip please at christian@auinger.cc ?
Dear do u cant share me dimenstion chinese qing bow shaft and tip draw for refetence.to sunherra09@gmaildotcom
<p>Get a wood. LOL.</p>
Hey can I get a more detailed tutorial please? I'm not sure how to pm on this app... Haha thank you :)
<p>are there any specific dimensions. or photos with a ruler. maybe template for wood pieces? I would be nice if there was a little more than here are all the pieces , put them together. Instructables usually have a few more ......instructions.</p>
<p>yes, I just make a draw for the wood tips and grips. contact me and i would like to send you</p>
<p>I don't need it to shoot. I'm making a cosplay. I was wondering if you need the fiber glass then or if the wood would be fine? Is the fiber glass pure for shooting it?</p>
<p>For cosplay, wood is ok of course, just make sure the wood you choose fit for making bow and not get cracked when string. </p><p>P.S: Use pure wood to make a traditional bow is more complicated and time consuming. </p>
you say how to make bow and 'arrows' yet there is no arrows in this instruction. . .
<p>&quot;how to make arrows&quot; is in another post</p>
<p>You can buy these things at home depot or something.</p>
Where did you purchase your fiberglass
<p>anything on a pattern? </p>
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<p>For those of you who've made it, where did you get the fiberglass? I've tried searching around but haven't had much success. I've heard </p><p><a href="http://www.binghamprojects.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.binghamprojects.com/</a></p><p>or <a href="http://www.3riversarchery.com/Index.asp" rel="nofollow">http://www.3riversarchery.com/Index.asp</a></p><p>may have stuff but am not sure. Thanks!</p>
<p>Fiberglass sheets &amp; resin can be purchased at pretty much every hardware store &amp; auto parts store in the United States. Below are some quick links to Home Depot, Lowes, Autozone &amp; Pep Boys. Its even for sale at my local Walmart.</p><p><a href="http://www.homedepot.com/s/fiberglass+resin?NCNI-5" rel="nofollow">http://www.homedepot.com/s/fiberglass+resin?NCNI-5</a></p><p><a href="http://www.lowes.com/Search=fiberglass+resin?storeId=10151&langId=-1&catalogId=10051&N=0&newSearch=true&Ntt=fiberglass+resin#" rel="nofollow">http://www.lowes.com/Search=fiberglass+resin?storeId=10151&amp;langId=-1&amp;catalogId=10051&amp;N=0&amp;newSearch=true&amp;Ntt=fiberglass+resin#</a>!</p><p><a href="http://www.autozone.com/sandpaper-and-body-repair-tools/fiberglass-material?filterByKeyWord=fiberglass+kits&fromString=search" rel="nofollow">http://www.autozone.com/sandpaper-and-body-repair-tools/fiberglass-material?filterByKeyWord=fiberglass+kits&amp;fromString=search</a></p><p><a href="http://www.pepboys.com/search/?term=fiberglass&omniEvars=fiberglass&omniEvent=event1" rel="nofollow">http://www.pepboys.com/search/?term=fiberglass&amp;omniEvars=fiberglass&amp;omniEvent=event1</a></p><p>have fun!</p>
<p>u can get it on any hardware shop easily</p>
Which hardware shops? I looked around a bunch of shops and the closest I got was &quot;why don't you try a ship building shop.&quot;
<p>sweet!</p>
<p>dimensions of any kind would have been useful. even a ruler layed down next to the materials would make it easier to use. not to mention a more specific materials list.</p>
<p>what are the sizes of the wooden pieces ?</p><p>Do you have a diagram to cut it ?</p>
<p>WHERE IS THE ARROW???!!!!!</p>
In another Instructable
<p>Whats the length of the fibreglass bar?</p>
<p>Here's what I found for the fiberglass.</p><p>http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001HBKFKG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=2Z2GNMIBQSP68&amp;coliid=I1HHY8B1YMZLJ4&amp;psc=1</p>
<p>Awesome, thanks mates. Do you think it will be right for this project?</p>
Personally, I think this will work for the project. I linked to the 8 foot piece, as you could get 2 bows out of it. In one of the comments, the author gave the dimensions, in millimeters, for the piece of fiberglass.<br><br>With that stated, though, I am not going to make any guarantees as I haven't tried yet. These fiberglass battens are designed to be put under tension. Each end is put into a slot in order to make a &quot;bow&quot; that holds up a tarp that is put over a boat during winter. This means that they are also designed to take a certain amount of weight from snow. They are strong and flexible.
<p>Sure, I will try it out when i gain sufficient funds to try it out.</p>
<p>Hi. I am planning to make one of these bows but i unfortunately do not obtain any fibreglass sheet. Would it be possible to make a bow with a similar design and poundage without it?</p>
<p>Hello, if you have interest in making a PVC take down bow, pls send me a private message, I would like to share a copy of ebook about this to you</p>
<p>How would I send you a private message? </p>
Could you explain to me how to get more force upon impact? Or at least a blow by blow on how to do so? I'm sorry if it seems like I'm pestering. Just want it to get done right the first time without possible injury.
For those who want to make one. The fibreglass bar looks like a 'sail batten' to me. Try a google search for 'fibreglass sail batten'.
<p>nice, i used to Fletch arrows, proper wooden ones with horn nocks an turkey feather and medieval bodkins which were hardened steel.</p><p>I made awesome arrows, but i was crap with a bow lol might start up again and make this bow too ;-)</p>
<p>Technically longbows of medieval England were composite bows. They had a layer of linen laminated to the front of the bow for strength and endurance of the wood fibers. Both bow styles have advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately the competition would come down to the more skilled archer, not the &quot;better&quot; bow.</p><p>This is a nice instructable, and I for one would like to know more about the fiberglass bar that is used. Could you please elaborate on that?</p>
Some English longbows (have a D shape) were just made out of one material, commonly yew or a similar type of wood. However they would still have a backing of some sort, such as linen.
I seem to remember something about the longbows being cut so that the outer, softer wood, and the harder corewood became a naturally laminated spring.
<p>Right. That's because European Yew (Taxus baccata) is good in that regard. I'm not sure about other species of Yew, but I would assume that they are similar. The sapwood of EY is very good at resisting tension; the heartwood is very good at resisting compression. When combined properly, it made for a very good bow. They were still usually backed with linen because it would help keep the fibers from pulling out as well as provide extra tension on the flat of the D.</p>
<p>Right. If you have more than one material bonded together, then you have a composite. I may be approaching it from an engineering point of view, but a composite is a composite. An unbacked self bow on the other hand...</p>
<p>The Glass Fiber Sheet is very common in my city. The size of the Glass Fiber Sheet I choose is 6*30*1200mm. </p>
<p>Could you elaborate? There is woven sheet, unidirectional (which if cut along the wrong axis could be disastrous),G-5, G-10, etc. Fiberglass isn't just fiberglass. If you buy a specific brand or type, I for one would appreciate finding out more. This is an area where it could make or break a bow... pun intended.</p>
<p>Hi, I think its full name shoulde be called: glass fiber reinforced resin matrix composite. For the brand, I'm sorry my supplier is a small Chinese factory and they do not have english name. But I hope the following information would help you to identify the exact type of the material, usually we choose the Glass Fiber Sheet by their color, The sheet with transparant color is the best standard as it has Epoxy resin matrix which means more strength. The second standard is Half Strasparant or Light Green color. The lowest standard is Black/White color, which has Unsaturated polyester composites. But this is only &quot; According To Experience&quot;. If you need more photos of the glass fiber sheet, I can show you. </p>
May I ask what your website is?
<p>In my profile, you can click the&quot; Visit my website &quot;.</p><p>Or you can direct enter my website url in your web browser:</p><p>www.archerysupplier.com</p>
Also, what type of wood do you use?

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