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NUTHA JASON 04-11-2012 05:40 PM

bow making - yet anothert weird project
 
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i once made a great bamboo bow that could shoot more than 100 metres. so now, at least 20 years later i decided to make another bow. i sat scratching my noodle for a while trying to decided what materials to use. then i found some old skis at a charity shop for 10 and with just a drill, a sanding machine, an electric saw, various files and a lot of elbow grease i finished it today. cost me maybe 30 in total. now all i need are some arrows.
here follows the sequence.
has anybody else done something like this?

GRUNTERSDAD 04-11-2012 08:39 PM

Re: bow making - yet anothert weird project
 
Sir William Tell, I presume.

Deathmetalconga 04-12-2012 07:33 AM

Re: bow making - yet anothert weird project
 
Wow! That's pretty cool.

keep it simple 04-12-2012 07:44 AM

Re: bow making - yet anothert weird project
 
Yes, very cool. You're obviously a resourceful man with hidden talents.

In both other areas of my life, & in drum making, I'm a big fan of recycling old timber. It really is the best feeling, & also the best result. Old wood rules!

The Gedge 04-12-2012 03:30 PM

Re: bow making - yet anothert weird project
 
My sister's boyfriend made a katana for an A-level project. Shame it isn't sharp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIsQpiAJYFk

How did you do the grip and the string?

NUTHA JASON 04-12-2012 05:15 PM

Re: bow making - yet anothert weird project
 
that is a beautiful sword. cool vid too. one day i'll do something similar but i want to make a damascus steel hunting knife.

the string is just braided dacron. the handle is made from 1 mm enamelled copper wire. i just drilled two little holes into the bow for the ends. nice and neat.
j

paistemage 04-12-2012 11:57 PM

Re: bow making - yet anothert weird project
 
I try and convert lunchboxes or lawn statues into synthesis by putting electronic guts into them. Well, technically, I am procurring the materials to do such. Law gnomes aren't cheap.


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