Quick and Easy Bow





Introduction: Quick and Easy Bow

This is a quick and easy way to make a longbow. All you need is a relatively large palm tree (I live in Florida so that was not a problem). How quick? Super quick you will be shooting homemade arrows in no time.

Step 1: Find Supplies

1. Find a palm frond that is long enough for your liking
2. Locate a saw to cut down said palm frond
3. Step back to admire your handywork
You can only use the green palm fronds the dead ones wont work

Step 2: Notching and Stringing

All you need to do to notch a bow is to cut a "V" shaped notch in the end of the shaft. I used 50 lb test monofilament for the bow string, not because it is a really excelent material just because it was readily available to me at the time. My not preference is probably a fishermans knot (Just because it is very simple & self locking). You tie one end and loop it around one of the notches. Then you tie another loop (same knot) and place it on the other notch.

You now have your simple quick bow <-_->

I will make a follow up instructable about arrows fairly soon



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    Is it strong enough to hunt small game with ?

    What is the draw weight?

    how far does it shoot

    Really cool. I actually just finished an instructable that is the same thing, except i used an "L" shaped notch (but i dont think it matters) and i like a little further north, so i had to use a thicker wood. This is really cool, fun and easy to make. Nice job!

    I'm very sorry if the answer to my question is rather obvious to archery enthusiasts and bowyers, but I would like to know what the phrase "(number ex. 55)# at (number ex. 28)" draw" means.

    55 pounds at a 28" draw length-Pounds measured with a spring scale. Length measured with a yard stick. Typical ratings for these bows.

    No way it has that much draw weight

    you sound like you know what you're doing!

    How do you re-enforce the palm frond cus mine keeps breaking