File Bow

Introduction: File Bow

This is a bow You can make out of the metal strips in hanging files.

Step 1: Stuff You Will Need.

You will need a few simple things:
3'-4' of Nylon string,
1-2 files to got the bow staff from,
(Optional) Lighter to burn off fuzz and finish it.

Step 2: Bow Staff

Take the piece of metal and bend it a little bit.

Step 3: Stringing the Bow.

Tie the string th one end in the notch then wrap 10-12 times and tie again.
repeat with other side.

Step 4: (Optional) Burning the Fuzz.

Take the lighter and burn off any fuzz from the ends where you tied it (be careful not to melt the actual string!).

Step 5: Arrows.

When you are finished you can use wooden skewers for arrows.
If you can think of anything else you can use for arrows, or any improvements please comment.

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    22 Discussions

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    William!
    William!

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Man im dying to get nylon string where do you get it???? Cheers :D

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    recon man sol
    recon man sol

    9 years ago on Step 5

    that is pretty cool but where do you get the metal

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    TyMan210
    TyMan210

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 5

    There's a link in step one.

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    sora5551
    sora5551

    10 years ago on Step 5

    instead of string cut a thin rubberband in half and tie it to the end and another sollution for ammo is chop sticks

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    greymatter21
    greymatter21

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    fk rubber bands at least he has an original* bow idea

    *not using rubber bands

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    TyMan210
    TyMan210

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 5

    In my experience rubber bands just break. I wanted to use something stronger. I would've used elastic cord if I had some.

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    DBMods
    DBMods

    10 years ago on Step 5

    Ā if you have a drill you can drill a hole in about the middle of the file and shoot the metal skewer through that to make it more accurateĀ 

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    quesoman
    quesoman

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    almost all office supply stores should have them. Staples. Office Max. Office Depot. Maybe even Target.

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    bjornacorn
    bjornacorn

    11 years ago on Step 1

    Exactly where in the file is it? :

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    Capt. Kidd
    Capt. Kidd

    11 years ago on Step 5

    umm dude you said you can wooden skewers as arrows, it should be you can use wooden skewers. just telling you your mistake.

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    TyMan210
    TyMan210

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 5

    Ok, thanks for pointing it out. It is fixed.

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    roo525
    roo525

    11 years ago on Introduction

    So... does it fire well? It looks as if the metal pieces are flimsey, or could bend easily. If you glued two together, you could probobly get around this problem.

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    TyMan210
    TyMan210

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    It fires about ten feet at the most. But i changed mine...

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    TyMan210
    TyMan210

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Most things I do are unsafe. Safe is illogical.