How to Make a Bow and Arrow
byon 07-08-2012 at 01:22 AM (129 Views)
"It is easy to make your own archery kit, the moment you have the right equipment. For this you want: a 5-foot branch and a 1 or two foot branch for the arrow hemp string feathers flint stone or metal dead sticks of about 12 to 18 inches feathers cardboard and a knife.
For the bow, decide on a piece of dead wood, preferably bendable and at least an inch in diameter and five foot long. Cut two notches in the branch, about 1 1/2 inches from every finish. The notches ought to go about halfway into the bow and have to be on the side of the bow opposite from the branchs all-natural curve.
The smaller branches are for the arrows. Make these as straight as achievable, sanding them if needed. Cut 1 notch at the finish of the arrow, producing a nice hook. This is exactly where the string will sit at the end of the arrow, so make a good deep groove.
Next cut a piece of your hemp string about three fourths of the length of the bow. It must be smaller than the bow. Tie loops at each end of the string that are big sufficient to fit around the notch that you made in the last step. Take the loops that you just tied and put them about the notches on each end of the stick.
Now take the cardboard papers and cut them into elongated triangles. The legs (bottom) really should be approximately 1.25 inches by 1-three/4 inches. Once you have about 6 of them cut out (for 2 arrows) glue them about .25 inches from the bottom of the arrow. Maintain in mind you must keep them evenly spaced from each other. They should provide for balance, accuracy, and a good spin when the arrow is released. acro props website"