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Old 03-23-2012, 02:43 AM   #11
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If i sent you a book on it would you return it to me scratch?

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Ill see if i can find it and ill pm you for an address mon ami

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Ive never spent time in making a really decent bow... but just messing around while camping I picked up a maple tree branch which had a nice curve to it, notched the ends and used string from a weed whacker. It worked really well. I don't know the draw weight it was putting out but if you are looking to use something other than actual bow string, I'd give that a shot. It packed a pretty good punch.
That'd be something neat to try, I know where a good maple tree is.
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3/4 inch PVC conduit heated with a heat gun or over an electric range untill it will start to get soft. Put it on a flat service, a work bench or even the floor and bend it to your desired curve for your bow. Then rub it down with with wet rags to stiffen it back to its original state. Cut a notch in both ends useing the edge of a small file for the string. String can be braided nylon, the small diameter found in chalklines works good. This makes a simple, inexpensive and suprisingly well made bow. Powerful enough for small game and accurate out to 30-40 yds. Hope this helps.
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I'm glad I kept my 3/4" pipe, ironically it came from an air cannon that shot arrows I used nylon for the bowstring.

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Heres a link with instructions for a Long Bow, Flat Bow, Recurve Bow, Hunting Bow, Flight Bow, Metal Crossbow, or even a Repeating Crossbow...
(Theres tons of other neat stuff to make too!!!)

http://www.vintageprojects.com/archery-plans.html

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Ill see if i can find it and ill pm you for an address mon ami

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Sounds good.
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Heres a link with instructions for a Long Bow, Flat Bow, Recurve Bow, Hunting Bow, Flight Bow, Metal Crossbow, or even a Repeating Crossbow...
(Theres tons of other neat stuff to make too!!!)

http://www.vintageprojects.com/archery-plans.html
Thanks for the link.
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That's awesome
Thanks. The most awesome part is that he really did it all on his own, all I did was offer advice here and there. He still has the bow in his bedroom (though I wouldn't dare try and shoot it today!) and he is 16 now.
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Nice I was thinking goose feathers would be the best. What did you use for arrowheads?
I went natural with some obsidian....knapping is pretty hard but ya get the hang of it haha
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