Introduction: Knex Bow

my first instructable
this is a decent bow i like it
it shoots well at close range, u may want to add rubber bands for more power

Step 1: Connector Things


build 6 of these

Step 2: The Ends

build 2 of these

attach all of them with red(or grey) connectors

Step 3: The Handle(optional But I Suggest Using It)

this is personal it can modded for ones own comfort
1. make 2 of these
2. other view
3.attach to center of bow lke this(one up and one down)

Step 4: Stringing It

wat i do is i put a green connecter in the middle at each end (pic 1)
then tie a string between them wen i get it at just the right length and currvature(pic 2)

Step 5: The Arrow

very simple to make i cover mine in tape for structural suppoort
i also made tape fins

1. the base

Comments

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kmanv3 (author)2010-06-29

how do you fire it?

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phillyrocks (author)kmanv32010-08-20

You pull the string, how else would you fire it?

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zeldafan (author)phillyrocks2011-06-08

DAH

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the knexman (author)2010-08-24

hi its the knexman i was wondering if there was a way to make the bow not so flimsey because whenever i pulled the string back the bow snapped your forever humble servent the knexman

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danbaha (author)2010-08-12

Cool

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Danielzxzx1 (author)2010-03-08

Wow, this is so cool!! I have 2 questions
1. You said to add rubber bands for extra power. Where do the rubber bands go?
2. Where do I insert the arrow?

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Shadowpom (author)Danielzxzx12010-04-20

1. Replace the string with rubber bands looped together or add a rubber band to each end
2. It works like a real bow there is no specific spot.

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smattman22 (author)2010-01-12

make more large like this .....................................C.................................
pac man!

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NYPA (author)2009-07-12

this is a true bow and arrow.

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dsman195276 (author)2008-09-29

cool, but i would not use string, since it will put stress on the pieces.

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plasmaspy (author)dsman1952762008-09-29

thats the whole point of a bow if you didnt put stress on the bow then there would be no kinetic energy and therfore no power and movement of the arrow.

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dsman195276 (author)plasmaspy2008-09-30

ya, i know but you have permanent stress on the rods and they will stay bent that way ruining all of them.

author

presisly, string is a bad idea for knex bows.. but real bows u should use string.

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Undermig (author)2008-11-29

dude how u put ure arrow in it? mind doesing really shoot...

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Ltcheesecracker (author)Undermig2009-07-08

u people r failures at bow shooting

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iforgot345 (author)Undermig2009-01-28

sorry i havnt been on u put the orange connector on the end and put that in the string

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DJ Radio (author)2008-11-15

OMG, the arrow is bigger than a real one!

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arrow shot (author)DJ Radio2009-06-21

not really

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iforgot345 (author)DJ Radio2009-01-28

yeah i kno i made it long to bea able to pull it back far

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i like this.. i posted somthing smilar quite long ago... i find that mine shoots better, but ur looks cooler. 4*

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An Villain (author)2009-05-28

i built this for a school project on vikings in seventh grade, it got me top marks. thank you for this model bow

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coleslaw3 (author)2009-04-10

lol so heavy it sucks knex i cant fire it cause it dont work heavy! and string doesnt work

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the_TRUE_LINK_OWNZ! (author)2009-03-05

Holy POTATOES!!! i just made 1, but i have no idea on how to shoot an arrow! any1 else have my prob?

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knektek (author)2008-10-29

ok

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knektek (author)2008-10-27

what about what it shoots? can it shoot grey rods? im designing my own type of arrows the bow looks kool :)5*.

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iforgot345 (author)knektek2008-10-27

plz post rrrow designs i need a good arro

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knektek (author)2008-10-27

well i built mine and its ok, but not as well as a gun.

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bullet-head (author)2008-10-24

ive been looking for something like this! thx man.

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iforgot345 (author)2008-10-05

great minds thimk alike?

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grevious (author)2008-10-05

hmmm... thats odd. i made a bow recently (really really bad one) and it has the same limbs as this and looks the same too, except in the middle part that connects the limbs was really weak since i dont know how to make it goodly. but yeah looks real good.

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iforgot345 (author)2008-09-30

ive had it for a month and that hasnt hapned and the power depends on wat kinda string u use and how tite u tie it and the arrow u use i suggest using real arros

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PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-09-29

wow, looks really realistic. I think it's the most realistic bow on the sight. Hope it is powerful.

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plasmaspy (author)2008-09-29

nice bow looks pretty good =] +5.

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Der Bradly (author)2008-09-27

looks realistic

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The Jamalam (author)2008-09-27

this is quite strong! also quite decent looking, and a good size too! 1 tip though, use string instead of rubber bands to get great range! 5 stars

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iforgot345 (author)The Jamalam2008-09-27

i have a string on it now

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