Bow and Arrow




This instructable will teach you how to make a bow and arrow. Out of a few household thing's.

Step 1: What You Will Need

You will need a straight stick that is about 2inches thick. a string and a knife

Step 2: Cutting the Notches

you need you knife to cut the wood on each and at an angle like the pic

Step 3: Tie the String

now you must tie a loop at each end of the string

Step 4: Attaching the String

now you just put the string on

Step 5: Making the Arrow

now you go to the store and buy a wooden dowel and sharpen it

Step 6: Now You Put on the Finishing Tuches

now you can sand it down and make handle

note some types of wood will not work

Step 7: How Much Power

this is six inches of solid stirifoam from a distance of 30 feet away



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    Reply 2 years ago

    You can just get paracord


    4 years ago on Introduction

    this is a scam, don't waste your time doing this

    The arrow through the foam was clearly put there by you
    It is too far through and too straight to be fired from 30 yards
    It has no fletchings and so would not fire that straight for 30 yards
    I've made bows that can go 70 yards
    Aside from the fact that your bow won't last more than 2 weeks and will not realistically fire more than 20m taking into account the arrows which are no more than sharpened sticks and the rubbish overall quality of the bow
    Putting all that aside it is very nice


    5 years ago on Introduction

    you would have to bend the stick in som way, or it would be incredibly hard to put the string on. also, the arrow is way to strait to be from thirty feet away. and by the look of the bow, its was put there by hand


    10 years ago on Step 5

    hello, firstly a bit of constructive criticism: your posture is all wrong, your bow hand should not be bent at the wrist like that one is 'cause it will tilt the bow when you loose and send your arrow off not where you want it, also your shoulder on you bow arm is too high, it should be brought down to it is level with you arm so that you hand, arm, shoulders and elbow of your drawing arm are in a strait line, it will feel weird at first but it helps your accuracy and makes you use the right muscles to draw the bow. you should not be drawing using your arm muscles, you should be using your back muscles mainly. also your elbow on your drawing arm is too high it should be brought down a touch, not lots, just a bit. and one last thing, you are bending backwards at the hips, not good! right onto the bow, it looks allright actually, but you need fletching on the arrows, you can buy them on the internet for about £3 and that will give you about 12 feathers, 4 arrows worth. if you do do this maksure that one feather is perpendicular to the nock at the end of the arrow and then when you nock the arrow onto the string have this fletching facing towards you. good luck and have fun.

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    Reply 10 years ago on Step 5

    yeah thanks for the help. i am using a left handed PSE nova with a whisker biscuit arrow rest, TruGlo Brite-Site, whitetail carbon arrows, Tru-Fire Team Realtree release. 50 - 60 pound pull, 75% let off i can get a 5inch group at 25yards


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    If possible you should try making a flat-bow out of a freshly cut branch 2-3 inches in diamiter from a WESTERN RED CEDAR tree(this wood type has exceptional bow-makiing qualities in my experience). The section you cut should be 5-6 feet long. Scrape off all the bark with a knife, then scrape along the inside and outside of the natural curve with a block plane. Leave a handle in the center and make the limbs thinner the farther out you go. I have made bows in this way that can equal my $$ Laminate recurve bow $$ that was made professionaly.