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How To Make Your Personal Bow And Arrow

July 04, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 85

Many people who love archery would like to create their own bow and arrow. In order for us to make one, we also need a little planning. If we make a plan, we can create a better bow and arrow. In order for us to make an archery equipment, we need to have a piece of wood, arrow heads, sandpaper, string, grip, cloth tape, shaft, fins, small hand saw, and a glue gun. One way to create a perfect tool is to examine the real thing. Below are some of the instructions that we can follow.

1. Be sure to choose a wood that is flexible enough. Some of the wood that are commonly used in making the bow include mulberry, bamboo, oak, lemon tree, black locusts, hickory, and teak. It is much easier to cut and clean a wood that is still young compared to the hardened wood. Try to search for an archery store and examine the bow. Check how heavy and soft the surface of the wood.

2. Now that we have an idea about how to make the bow, then we can use the information that we saw from the local store. Be sure to choose a wood that also bends properly, otherwise it will not be a perfect bow. Almost every wood material tends to bend, choose the one that has the right bend. Cut the wood using the small hand saw.

3. In order to make the bow a strong one, make sure that the center or the grip is thick enough. We can also shave off both ends of the bow using a knife or a carving tool. The center should be thick, and the end segments should be more flexible. Use the sandpaper to refine the carved ends of the bow.

4. After finishing the bow, we can start preparing the notches. Make sure to give allowance on the measurement of the notch and not exactly on the length of the bow. We will use the excess notches on both ends of the bow. Strings are often made from different materials like nylon, hemp cord, rawhide, sinew or fishing line. Make sure that as we connect the string to the bow it does not stretch too much.

5. When it comes to making the arrow, simply pick the wood that we want and then simply attach the fins and the arrow-head or arrow tip. Make sure that they do not get loose easily. We can choose from different arrow shafts like the cedar arrow shafts that are available almost anywhere today.

Making a bow and arrow can be extremely easy if we have a plan and sample material that we can follow. We can also make a sketch on the design that we want before we start to do the job.

Lori Buenavista has been in the field of archery for a long time and maintains a website about cedar arrow shafts where you can get answers to the rest of your questions.

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