Not So Primitive, Customizable, Wood Bow!




Introduction: Not So Primitive, Customizable, Wood Bow!

Start with a piece of wood, according to its owner. Use the chart on how to start.

Step 1:

After you got the measurements, cut the wood and leave a little bit of depth for later.

Step 2: Shaving

Measure the pre-bow and divide it in half. Mark the half point and two inches on either side to give a four inch handle. Start tapering the board, going away from the handles and sand liberally. When it's reached preferred size, check the flexibility on your knee. 

Step 3: Tie

With a hack or bandsaw, cut two small nocks on the edges as a square triangle, the 90* pointing down. (couldn't find degree sign) Then using your leg, pull the wood into shape and tie it. My most recommended string would be kite line or synthetic sinew.

Step 4: The Kaboomer.

To make an arrow, Cut a thin dowel to size and add a nock on both sides. (one larger than the other) Find or buy feathers and peel away one side so you have a half of a feather. Use three half feathers per arrow. Using a tiny bit of hot glue (just enough to make it stick) glue the feathers on, two parallel from the nock, one aligning. Make sure the feathers are about a half inch away from the smaller nock.Then with sewing thread,thread string through the feathers flumps and pull taught to keep the feather bits on. Then on the other aide, get a thin bone or strong rock and put in in the larger nock. Then using thread or yarn, tie it in using diagonal type wrapping.



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    Can you please post a photo of your project? The title says it is a bowl, but I don't see any pictures of a bowl. Please let me know when you have done so so we can post your Instructable properly.

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    I'm sorry. the title says Bow. As in archery. I'll post a picture in the morning when I have access to the supplies. I've made one, but it died. So I have to make a new one, so I'll photo ir

    Great! Sorry about that. I thought the ! was a l. Let me know when you've posted the photo :)

    (I should have put it together when I didn't see a bowl mentioned anywhere!)

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