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This bow is an easy project that is fun to play with, and can be made with a few easy things you can find in your backyard and in your garage.
 
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Step 1:

MATERIALS:
1.stick (can be as long as you want)
2.knife
3.string
4. 2 eye hooks
5.sharpie

Step 2: Shaving the bark

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take the knife and run it along the stick digging into the bark.the repeat until no more bark is visible.

Step 3: Cutting the wood

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for this step find the middle of the stick on the side that you want to be the inside, and then go about five inches down.after that mark that spot with the sharpie.then take the sharpie and go about a centimeter down and draw a line down the piece of wood about four inches from the end.repeat on the other side.after that use the knife to cut along the lines

Step 4: Stringing the bow

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for this step you will need scissors, string and your eye hooks.
first cut two pieces of string twice the length of your stick minus a few inches.
then take your two eye hooks, and put the string through them all four pieces on one eye hook.
after that even out the ends and screw the eye hook into on end of the stick, then tie the ends to the other eye hook, and twist the the hook until it is as thick as you want it.
once it is as thick as you want it bend the stick and screw the last eye hook into the end.
 

CONGRATULATIONS you have made an easy longbow, if you have any questions of comments just ask bellow
Your doing well don't listen to them they all need to shut up
bluelightning9001 (author) 4 months ago
I changed the tittle okay? everybody happy now?
Starsword74 months ago
Add a video of you shooting the bow
bluelightning9001 (author) 4 months ago
some comments would be nice
Can you post a video or something on how far it shoots
ill try
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. In all seriousness though, this would fall under the category of longbow, as a recurve should, well... have a recurve in it.
bluelightning9001 (author)  downeysyndrome5 months ago
no worries i changed it
From my knowledge, this is a long bow (or stick bow), not a recurve bow.

A recurve bow has tips that curve the opposite direction, for added power. This is a lot harder to make with wood (you can bend it with steam, but it is quite tricky), so they are usually plastic.

Thanks for the post :D
sorry i got confused

thanks ill change it
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