PVC Bow

Introduction: PVC Bow

This is a horse bow i made using a 4' length of 3/4 inch schedule 40 PVC. I bended the PVC by heating it over a stove. I strung it with 1/8" nylon cord. The fletching on the arrow is made with duct tape. Currently, it can shoot an arrow about 50 yards.

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    21 Comments

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    Dino Lover 1102
    Dino Lover 1102

    5 years ago

    you could improve your longbow by shaping it like this one

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    Imcrazydude
    Imcrazydude

    8 years ago

    This is better then your PVC longbow

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    spencerthebearman
    spencerthebearman

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I don't think that would work too well, but I've never tried it so maybe.

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Nice build! What diameter of pipe is that?

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. You might want to add that to the Ible.

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I assume the outer lengths are 14 inches, and the inner lengths are 10 inches?

    How far does it shoot?

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    spencerthebearman
    spencerthebearman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I'll probably add the bends at the end but I don't think I will do the Sinew backing.

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Up to you, but the backing will probably help a lot more than the bends.

    Also, I recommend wrapping the whole thing in one layer of tape, PVC can shatter under torsion.

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    spencerthebearman
    spencerthebearman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea, i'll cover it in duct tape but I still don't think I am going to do the Sinew-backing even though I know it would help a lot.

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Ok, up to you, but someone should try it!