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How to make a bow and arrow(traditionly)

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this will show u how to make a real bow and arrow the real way!!!
u will need:
an axe,
a knife,
a cocking pot or pan,
matches or a lighter,
wood(from a pine tree),
string(string,lether or something of the sort)
and a rock.
 
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Step 1: The bow

Picture of the bow
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this is the important part. u will need 1,5 meters of wood(pine tree recommended) or as much as the ur height. take ur string and tie a knot at the the edge of the bow and then wrap the rope 3 times around the knot and the same thing i recommend    that the space in between the string and the bow is about 45 degrees. p.s.u can find pine at the edge of a river it grows on the side of the river it has a bend in it most of the time.

Step 2: The cheap arrow

this is the best way to make an arrow from wood.u will need to find a strait branch that is the Leigh of ur arm or longer if to long just cut it. it must have 0,5cm to 1cm of thickness take of all small twigs on the branch so its as round as posible then charpen the tip with a knife sharpen the tip and ur done or go to next step  .p.s.go to next step if u want a real native style arrow.
This is pretty good =D

Pine is absolutely not used for a bow. way to soft.

useful_things9 months ago
Exactly.
DSJesterXII10 months ago
Pine is horrible for bows.
ottist351 year ago
Thanks so much for sharing this Sanagol. I think I will try to build this type of bow and arrow, however, it would have helped to see pictures of the actual bow and artow you built. Thanks so much anyways.

As for a lot of the commenters, please do not post comments that are off the subject. He is showing us how to build something, not how to write properly. Let us not discourage young instructable members from sharing their ideas and projects.
I have attended many workshops for many things in my life and a lot of the presenters barely spoke English. I would't have learned anything had I placed too much importance on their ability to speak or write properly.
sanagol (author)  ottist3511 months ago
thanks and sorry for replying so late.my main language is french
triumphman1 year ago
I recently made some bows from ash. I finished my first arrow last night. I posted my first arrow here. See my 'ible about a "Cedar Bow Rack". Picture of my first arrow is there ! I must have some Native American blood in me! Not sure, its possible these things can happen without any knowledge of ancestry documents going way back in time.
sanagol (author) 1 year ago
im gona make an aug steyr and probably today
you shouldn't use pine wood it doesn't work well you need a hard wood like oak
or ash it's much better
sanagol (author)  Aussie Viking1 year ago
it works put you must oil the bow after every use.use red oak i find it works good
sinodira1 year ago
Love that your an expert on weaponry at 13, that's impressive! My only complaint is that it was difficult to understand at times.. So now you can tackle proper grammer to make you're instructables easier to comprehend!
thomasready2 years ago
I read the complete thing and had no problem understanding what was said.
It looks like it would turn out well but I can not understand anything you are talking about with the tree sap.It would be great if you used complete words and full sentences.
Jaycub2 years ago
So... did you actually make a bow? Because I don't see one. I think one of the judging criteria is "successful completion."
karossii2 years ago
While I commend the effort, it would be a far far better 'ible if you took the time to type out complete words. You aren't texting this to a friend, you are writing it up as an instruction for others to follow.

Along the same vein, there is a huge wealth of information you're missing in this 'ible. Browse some of the many other fletching or bowmaking 'ibles on this site, or on the web, and you can find far more detail not only on how to build it, but the theory behind proper bowmaking as well... as one example, knowing why it is roughly the same height as you are tall can make a huge difference to someone, depending on the style of archery they wish to employ...
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