LOTR Style Bow

About: Prop maker and now (kida) animater (<-- typo)

Hi, this instructable will show you how to make a bow and arrow, lord of the rings style.
It is very cheap to make and is very lightweight.
This instructable was requested by jediwhiz3 a while back and I apologise for getting it up so late.

Step 1: Materials

You will need 
1) large piece of pine
2) Masking tape
3) wood stain
4) 2 srews
5) Sand paper
and some string
1) coping saw
2)drill press (hand drills work to)
3) Screwdriver
4) sharp knife

Step 2: Cutting the Wood

I wanted to get that middle-ages look so I cut the wood in half with my coping saw to get a rough cut look
be careful cutting the wood (I cut myself at least once making this)
Then stain your wood (I used ight oak)

Step 3: Adding the Curve

My camra ran out of battery for this step so please forgive me.
cut a diagonal line half way and then cut a piece of wood the size of your hand.
screw the 2 pieces on t the crip and where the line is cover with tape.
stain over the tape and it will be almost invisible.
finally drill a hole in the grip for the arrow to sit in

Step 4: Almost Done

almost done,
tie a piece of string to the top of the bow to the bottom

Step 5: Done

Your finished :)
I hope to get some wood dowl to make some arrows for it
please leve a comment below



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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Im glad you like it, my HD cameras cable that you use to upload picturesto my computer is missing so the final result picture is not that great (The wood is the wrong colour and where the tape is its more visible) but when I find it I will get some better pictues up. If you have any more requests then you can ask them on my orangeboard


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Ok, I will get started soon, at the moment I am making an abraham lincon: vampire hunter axe, like the one in the movie, but when I finish then I will get started :)