Archery Target

What would be a good way to keep layers of cardboard compressed without using glue so it would have enough friction to stop an arrow ?

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To all the archery enthusiasts

So I need some help. I have been shooting for some years now (about 4 or 5) but I still am having one problem. I am using a 70 lb. draw weight on my bow (compound bow) but when I go to shoot and I am aiming low I cant raise my arm up to get the pin on the bulls eye. (This happens when I have the bow drawn). So if any of you have an idea for something that I could do to help please comment me. I will try all ideas at this point.

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how to make a archery fletching jig?

I would like to make a jig to fletch arrows 

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weird archery bow ideas

I was just trying to write up a longbow instructable and a thought struck me. If You have two bows at right angles to one another joined at the handle would you get a better cast.. The arrow nocked at the interces of the two strings. I seem to remember some silly fantasy movie with crossbows set up this way...Any thoughts? The bow is such an old concept i would love to see some new variations

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arrow back stop

Anybody have any ideas about inexpensive fabrics that might stop arrows? i have seen arrow back stop netting online but it is prohibitively expensive. i am a back yard archer living in a city and i think my neighbors would feel safer in their yards if they thought my net might stop an arrow.

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Archery Load Cell Circuit

I'm looking into a system that will enable me to determine the distribution of load on an archer's draw hand grip, probably as a percentage of the whole load. I have some basic ideas drafted, but before I start re-inventing the wheel, has anyone anything similar set up that I could look at or consider developing.The sensors/load cells must be able to fit between the two layers of a standard archery tab. There must be three sensors, for the three fingers of a normal "hook" grip, and I think either an Arduino or Pi based processor.

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New Sport!! Combine Golf with Archery!

I have an idea for a new sport. If you combine golf with archery, you'd get Golfery! The concept is simple with only some minor modifications. Arrowheads now have a golf ball or ping-pong ball for a head. To get a hole in one, the player must hit the flagpole in the pocket. There are (3) 1 foot wide rings concentrically spaced around the flagpole. Inner ring = 1 stroke, middle = 2 strokes, outer = 3 strokes. If the arrow lands outside of the outer ring, the player must pick up the arrow and gently toss it underhand towards the pocket. Other than that, the standard rules of golf are followed. I don't have the equipment to test out my ideas. If someone here would try it out and PM me with the results and any suggestions that would be great.

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What do these numbers mean ( Archery )

Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 13-14   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 15-16/66" 13-14   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 17-18/66" 15-16   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 19-20/66" 17-18   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 21-22/66" 19-20   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 23-24/66" 21-22   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 25-26/66" 23-24   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 27-28/66" 25-26   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 29-30/66" 27-28   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 31-32/66" 29-30   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 33-34/66" 31-32   +$53.99 (expected to ship: February 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 35-36/66" 33-34   +$53.99 (expected to ship: February 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 37-38/66" 35-36   +$53.99 (expected to ship: January 28, 2013) Samick Polaris 62"/66" Limbs 62" 39-40/66" 37-38   +$53.99 Those are all the options for me for the bow I want to buy. It's a Samick Polaris 62" My draw length is 26" and I wan't the draw weight to be about 30 pounds. I have bolded and underlined the numbers that I am confused about, what do they mean and, if possible, which choice would be the best for me? If you need more info then just tell me!

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Camping!

See you, chaps - I'm away for the next two days helping out at group archery camp. Several dozen small children with pointy things, and I'm scoring. :-/ See you Sunday night (UK time)

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Armex carbon arrows review and shooting!

I was wondering if I should buy these so I searched for a review and found none, so I bought them and made a review.. Enjoy :)

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Explosive tip arrows?

I have been looking for a way to make archery more intresting so i came up with the idea of explosive tip arrows but i got afew qustions. 1st of all i know this is not really safe but i can insure all of the instructables community i will use them responably. What would be the best type of explosive to use?? would it be better to use an explosive that will explode with the inpact or rig a primer in there somewhere. My next qustion is what do you guys think will be the best idea to house the explosives in?? should i make a tip to put it in?? If so what would be a good design?? or should i rig the explosives inside the arrow?? Thanks for everyones input.

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im a beginner bow hunter this year and I was wondering weather to use 100 gr. broadheads or 125 gr. plz help me!! argg!

I am using a factory setup PSE chaos (whisker biscuit, peep sight quiver usual stuff) I only have a string loop and doinker as accessories.

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Archery question: What are the pros/cons to having static limbs Vs Ordinary limbs on an English longbow?

I am looking to build, from scratch, (not even a pre-cut board to start), a 6 foot longbow from Osage Orange wood, and I am looking at different designs. People say that a static tip versus a working tip will improve the speed and silence of the bow. However, different people say that it does not increase the performance of the bow, and will make the possibility of twisting the limbs when stringing it that much higher. Below is a pretty accurate basic shape model of what I want it to look like, but without the scrollwork/external artistic detailing. (Copyright to this image goes to Medieval Collectibles. I do not own this picture.) I love the look of it, and the idea of having a completely silent bow is attractive. But I want a bow that lasts my entire life. Does anyone have info on pros and cons? Also, if ANYONE knows where to get schematics/instructions for building a bow like this, it would be awesome if you could show me where to get them. (Pay close attention to the shape of the tips!)

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What kind of wood makes the best kind of bow?

 I've been looking for a good kind of wood to make an ameture bow. I understand that traditionally, wood of Yew was used, but thats hard to find. Any recommendation? Thanks.

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Target for Bow and Arrow?

I need a good target for shooting bows. We tried 2" thick insulation stacked on top each other so we have a 4'x4'x12" target, but it's not what we expected. Guess we'll use it for a backstop when we find something that works for a target?

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How to use a compound bow?

I am very much a beginner in archery. I was handed down a bow from a hunter who hasnt used it in 15 years. It was brought to a shop and adjusted to my size and a weight. I am trying to figure out how to use it effectivly and accurately. I do know that when you put the arrow on, it should be odd fin sticking away from the string. However, i am not sure if i should be putting the arrow above or below the small bead on the string. I use a peep sight and am trying to figure out how to sight in my pins the correct way.  ANY AND ALL information and tips (especially answering the questions above) would be appreciated! The main questions are do i put the knock of the arrow above the bead or below it and the other question is how do sight in my sights. The top pin is 15 yards and it is high 10 inches and left by like 2 feet for some reason when i try. Thank you!

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My New Bow

Just wanted to post a pic of my spring break project, it's a 50 lb red oak bow with bamboo arrows. At the edge of the pic you can see Tracey, excited to help daddy go hunt up some supper ;0-).  This is my second homemade bow, but the first that doesn't suck ;-). It's nice to know after way too many years away from archery I can still put three arrows in a four inch circle (some of the time).

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bow strings - paracord ?

Just wandering what people think about using a few strands of paracord core as a bow string (wrapped at the nocking point flemish style)  anyone tried it, will it stretch to much?

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Need help from archery/ siege weapon people?

So im planning to make a ballista for a school project. I haven't learned all that graphing stuff yet, so how do i determine the range of a projectile launched according to it's angle launched, mass of prjectile, and draw weight? i suppose it would go somewhat like (Mass of projectile) x (n constant) x absolute value of ({angle launched - 45 degrees} x k constant ) x draw weight x g constant sorry, im not good at math. would it work if I just flung projectiles and recorded distances and graphed that? or would I have to calculate each thing seperately? please help 

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should i post this??

I made a small (about 1 foot in length) archery bow, its pretty strong for its small size and pretty easy to make

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(Sold) Dragon Chu Ko nu for sale (repeating crossbow)

I am selling this beautiful ch ko nu, if you are interested in buying it I have it listed on etsy. Etsy listing https://www.etsy.com/listing/241754073/dragon-chu-ko-nu?ref=shop_home_active_1 Video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-jviBtHyaQ

Topic by Jaycub 


Liquid Plastic

I work at a BSA summer camp each year teaching archery and a little class about things not to bother while at camp. I have to find these bugs/spiders each year and catch them at some risk. I would like to have a perm. display for them to look at with out having to worry about me or them getting bit. I have did a search for said bugs on line but found nothing. Does anyone know how to use the liquid plastic to encase bugs? Please email me at karm1674@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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Explosive tip arrows?

I have been looking for a way to make archery more intresting so i came up with the idea of explosive tip arrows but i got afew qustions. 1st of all i know this is not really safe but i can insure all of the instructables community i will use them responably. What would be the best type of explosive to use?? would it be better to use an explosive that will explode with the inpact or rig a primer in there somewhere. My next qustion is what do you guys think will be the best idea to house the explosives in?? should i make a tip to put it in?? If so what would be a good design?? or should i rig the explosives inside the arrow?? Thanks for everyones input.

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Nerf N-Strike CS magazine mode

To keep a long story short, here is the problem I'm trying solve:  I'm in the process of moding  a Nerf N-Strike into  a coil gun.  My "ammo" for this are steel archery tips that measure 8mm in diameter.  Since I'm overseas right now and have to order the gun online, while I wait for it to show up, I'd like some input as to how I might increase the magazine's spring strength while narrowing the inside width of the magazine to accomodate the diameter of the of new round.  In the past I've tried small pieces of foam board and plexiglass, but that has a tendancy to get messy and cause too much friction.  I'm sure once I have the gun to look at and play with some "great idea" will come to me, but until them I'm stuck imagining.  Any help would be appreciated.

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At Camp, Teens Blow Stuff Up, As They're Told

While some teens use their summers to learn sailing, archery or soccer, Brandon Meadows attends Summer Explosives Camp in Missouri to learn how to use dynamite."Some people like baseball, others like math -- I just like to set off bombs," he said. "I figure here, learning how to do it properly is better than messing around with it at home, right?"Meadows is one of 20 teenage campers enrolled in a weeklong explosion camp in the Missouri Ozarks. At the camp, high school students from as far away as Egypt and Hawaii shoot dynamite, TNT and plastic explosives.The camp's leader, Paul Worsey, a professor at the University of Missouri, Rolla, uses the camp as a way to attract new recruits into the unglamorous field of mine engineering. He recruits students to help carry on the industry, which is facing a serious personnel shortage."It's critically important," Worsey said. "These are our workers to sustain this industry going forward."So far, the camp is working. Meadows has already enrolled in the explosives engineering program at the University of Missouri at Rolla for next fall. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11226636

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Basics of Recurve Bow – How Do You Make One?

Would you like to learn how a recurve bow is made? There are a lot of people before you who have also tried to learn how it is made. There are people who are doing it for economic purposes and there are also those who just do it for the purpose of customizing their bow based on their personal preferences. But whatever the reasons might be, there is no denying that making your very own bow will give you a much better understanding of archery as a whole. Before you get around to make your own recurve bow, first, you need to be familiar with the various parts of the bow. For you to do this, you have to check out diagrams and plans in order to build recurve bows. These diagrams and plans can be bought from the local store if there is a bow manufacturer near you and you can also purchase this online. There are some diagrams and plans that are also available as the part of the set that contains all that you have to learn when it comes to making a recurve bow. In case you don’t want to buy one, there are also diagrams and plans that can be easily downloaded online without any charge? Take note that you are trying to undertake the hardest project in the field of bow making so you will need to get all the help you require for you to be successful in your endeavor.

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Top 8 instructables to avoid working on a Monday

"Americans hate their jobs more than ever before in the past 20 years, with fewer than half saying they are satisfied.The trend is strongest among workers under the age of 25, less than 39 percent of whom are satisfied with their jobs.Workers age 45 to 54 have the second lowest level of satisfaction (less than 45 percent), according to a survey conducted by The Conference Board, a market information company that also puts out the Consumer Confidence Index and the Leading Economic Indicators."From MSNBC.comIf you happen to be one of the majority of people who are dissatisfied with their jobs in America, or anywhere for that matter, and are feeling the burn particularly hard this Monday maybe these 8 instructables could make things a little more fun at work.From building a mini office trebuchet that hurls paper clips at your boss to fleeing the country in a free yacht, instructables has some solid ways to avoid working on a Monday.If your just looking for a distraction and still want to come back to work on Tuesday check out these three instructables that will surely make your work environment a little nicer.1. Hanging Laptop Digital Painting2. Pimp Your Office Chair 3. Stand-Up DeskOf course, if you're looking to do something that will have a bit more of a lasting/destructive effect on your work place try attacking your officemates, or better yet, your boss with these things...4. The Office Supplies Trebuchet5. Paper Claws6. The Archery of the OfficeAnd finally, if you're looking to really get out of work forever its best to have a free means of transportation that doubles as a place to live and and exit plan from capitalism.7. How to Get a Free Yacht 8. How to Escape From America

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Did you miss me?

You may have noticed that I mysteriously stopped posting for a couple of days. I've been camping! I came on as a last-minute substitute when another leader was unexpectedly hospitalised, and whizzed off to Gilwell 24 with a small group of our Explorer Scouts. It's an awesome event for teenage scouts - from 09:00 Saturday, to 09:00 Sunday, 24 hours of non-stop activities without the requirement of sleep.  Four thousand Explorer Scouts took up the challenge, and almost all of them managed a full 24 hours of extreme Scouting. 3G Swing Archery Bushcraft Zone Bouldering Campfire Climbing (Outdoor rock and revolving wall) Craft zone Crate stacking Disco Fairground Flying Trapeze Geocaching Giant games Gilwell gauntlet Global Zone - including Shelterbox High ropes course Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting Mountain boarding Orienteering Outdoor arena Quad Bikes Outdoor Woodland Quaser Raft Racing / Boat Racing Rifle Shooting Competition Scavenger hunt Scuba Diving Slacklining Speed climbing Segways Simulators Technology zone Water rockets Assault Course Car driving Go Karts Power Boking Inflatables Fire Building Fishing Military Activity Team Speed Stacking Caving Zorbing As well crafts and other activities going on all the time (I had my first go at wood-turning at 14:00, and was soldering together an AM band radio at 22:30 (goodness me, the writing on a capacitor gets small later at night!)). Add to that a month's rain in about 20 hours, giving liquid mud on the scale of Glastonbury, it's hardly a surprise that every single Explorer fell asleep on the train home. Because my standing-in was very short notice, none of my electronics were properly charged, but I did get a few snaps of the atmosphere before my iPod completely died. I have never been so wet or so dirty on a camping trip, and I was taking it easy - it's the first time I've been forced to pack my tent away wet and muddy at the end of a camp. If you're a Scout or an Explorer, and will be over 13½ next July, why not take up the challenge yourself? If you fancy taking part, offering an activity, or otherwise getting involved in next year's event, they are already taking comments and ideas.  If you're not in Scouting, and didn't realise it was so awesome (or that girls are allowed at any age), then why not think about joining? (As an aside, I'd never seen Rock-It-Ball being played before.  Looks fun.)

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My Month at Instructables as an Artist in Residence

It's easy to see Instructables as a single entity who's persona is summed up in one yellow robot. During the month of November I had the good fortune to spend a month as an Artist in Residence at Instructables HQ and had the opportunity to look behind the yellow curtain and learn more about the people who craft the website and the work that they do. During my stay I met artists and technicians, crafters and programmers, and I was allowed to peek into their world and see the inner cogs whirling away. Oh yeah, I was also let loose with a million dollars worth of 3D printers and laser cutters with no more direction than to have fun and make stuff! Day to day life at the office was not what I expected. Before arriving I had envisioned a, well, a madhouse. I figured that there would be 10 ft cardboard robots beeping away in one corner, office supply archery in the other, and paper airplanes gliding over the top of it all. When inside though I didn't find a room of chaos, but a room of people quietly working. I soon found out that between community management, site development, contests and other site duties there is a massive amount of work that goes into making the Instructables DIY hub function. It wasn't all business though, there was certainly time for liquid nitrogen ice cream, communal lunch hours, and pizza Thursday! I am very much a robot / tech person, so one of the highlights of my visit was getting to talk shop with randofo and amandaghassaei, Instructables technology editors. They had the coolest gadgets, and both fit the role of tinkers perfectly. Randofo had a huge bin of motors, gearboxes and other electrical delights that he patiently let me riffle through, and Amanda's work area was mass of dismantled keyboards, wire and test equipment. They practiced a type of electronics where novelty is the main function, and it was amazingly fun to see their projects come together. And yes, of course, the 3D printers were a blast. I really was allowed to dive in and try anything I wanted with the Objet machines so I took every spare moment working with them. I spent a fair amount of time running test prints of the different materials and testing their physical and mechanical strength, (aka breaking them). Once I had a feel for the UV cure pseudo plastic, I had just enough time to print everything I wanted plus some. I should also mention that this same building had two of the fastest laser cutters I've seen, and all the plastic and cardboard I could possibly need for my scale of projects. I can't possibly relate how liberating it felt to be able to think of an idea, draw up the CAD, and have a working prototype in less than an hour. The Instructables office is found on a busy street of San Fransisco, above a deli and a bar that plays full Talking Heads albums. This was my first time in California and I loved every minute of it. There was this creative energy all about and it seemed that there was some kind of art plastered anywhere it could fit. I felt like I was on an expedition, seeing for the first time things that I had only read about; I saw subway performers, photographers, and a silver painted robot guy. I ate at a Kwik Way and bought guitar string from the store that the Mythbusters bought their trumpets from. Not only that, but there are celebrities in California and I'm almost positive that Elton John rode the same bus as me every day. I could be wrong, but he had these huge glasses and the hair cut and everything. (I've never seen a celebrity before.) I visited California for a month but it felt like it flew by in minutes. After giving a small presentation over a Thai lunch and a short goodbye, I left San Fransisco and Instructables with a greater awareness and appreciation of the creative community and the talents of its members. Visiting the office and meeting the Instructables crew was an unforgettable experience and I hope to visit again someday. I would highly recommend the AIR program to any one in the position to participate, I had the time of my life.

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