How to Make a Bow - PVC Bow - Quick and Easy


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Introduction: How to Make a Bow - PVC Bow - Quick and Easy

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How to make a Bow - PVC Bow - Quick and Easy

In this video, I show you the steps to make yourself a simple bow out of pvc.
You do not need any heat or reshaping of the pvc to do this, just some simple cutting and sawing is needed. 
This bow is a powerful and accurate weapon.
Be careful and make sure you shoot it safely.

You will need:
- PVC - One piece of 1" at 12 inches long
- PVC - One piece of 3/4" at 5 feet long
- PVC - Two pieces of 1/2" at 4 inches long
- a Saw
- Paracord (string)
- rubber mallet (hammer)
- Electrical tape or duct tape
- paper clip

1 Person Made This Project!

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13 Comments

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GeorgeP49
GeorgeP49

5 years ago

Hickory wood is the best for a bow. You can bend it double without breaking.

The Indians used hickory.

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GarrettM15
GarrettM15

6 years ago

What kind of knot is that for the paracord???

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SpecificLove
SpecificLove

Reply 6 years ago

Just a simple doubleknot made real tight. It can sometimes loose up and I have to retighten.

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JoeJ7
JoeJ7

7 years ago on Introduction

how long does it take to make roughly for a first timer?

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SpecificLove
SpecificLove

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

If you are good with your hands, less than an hour if you have everything in the video.

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Samman1014
Samman1014

7 years ago

Thanks, I might try pipe insulation instead of a paperclip

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SpecificLove
SpecificLove

Reply 7 years ago

Sounds like a plan

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Samman1014
Samman1014

7 years ago

Why do you have to cut the smaller pieces

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SpecificLove
SpecificLove

Reply 7 years ago

I cut them so they would be easier to slide inside the larger pipe.

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nothintosee
nothintosee

8 years ago

I made a bow just like this. They are better than some bows you can buy at cabelas.

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SpecificLove
SpecificLove

Reply 8 years ago

Very true and cheaper