Woodland Bow

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Introduction: Woodland Bow

bow from your garden easy and no cost to make :D

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Step 1: The Matierials!!!

All you need is a big sharp knife.
A ball of string .
And mans best friend a stick!!

Step 2: The Stick!!!

Mostly you need a straight bendy and thickish stick.
The one i used which grows in your garden is a privet stick,
they are bendy and strong and well the good properties for a bow.

make sure it is straight !
try to use a privet stick if u can.

Step 3: The Notches of Doom!!!

For the notches you use your big knife and cut a 90degree line into it ,then slope it off up out the stick.
NOT INTO THE STICK!!

Step 4: The String!!!

All you need is nomral houshold string that you can get from ur cupboard in ur kitchen or garage or the shop for 90p BUT NO!!! KNITTING STRING BECAUSE ITS CRAP.

Measure the string to 4.5ft and tie loops at the end of it a normal loop would be fine but if you know the lassooo not it would be better as it tightens when pulled on and loosens when unpulled

This will be perfect for your 5 ft stick

Step 5: The Putting Toghetherness!!!

Right all you need to do is put one end of the loops on one of the notches and turn it upside down
and put the other one on.

If the string is too loose or too tight undo one end and make it suitable for ur stick

Step 6: Arrows!!!

All you need to do is get a straight sitck about shoulder to hand length and sharpen one end and cut the other one so it is flat and place on your bow and fire

Step 7: Finished!

Even though you have a bow it will only fire at the max a couple of yards like tops 50 yards
you can add flights if wanted or weights at the front to make it more stable and arch more easilly
but remeber safety first and have a good time

please tell me and others what you have done to make it more better and cooler.

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    in the middle ages to find the correct size bow you put your thumb on your head and the height from the tip of your thumb to the ground was the right height for your bow.

    its not a bow unless the stick is flexible like bamboo for example. most people call their creations crossbows when all the power comes from an elastic.

    Actually, a bow relies on more than just the wood. The string does need some give to it or it would break after a few shots. Also Bamboo may be a flexible wood but, it is more reliable to use a hard wood such as: oak, red wood, or hickory.
    P.S. please forgive my bad punctuation.

    my bow did not have to be as long because i recurved it

    yes, no mater how much i tape it up i predict the crack will spread and eventually split the bow length wise