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How To Make A Pvc Longbow For $10

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Brokor, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Yes

  2. Maybe

  3. Absolutely not

  4. I will stick to making mine out of wood, thanks.

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  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Rumored to have approximately 60 lb. draw weight, this type of do-it-yourself project could be dangerous, but with a little caution and common sense, it may prove worthwhile. Please do not expect any type of official support for this idea, and always be careful. This could be dangerous.

    Project list of materials:
    • 5' (3/4" schedule 40 PVC pipe)
    • 5' (1/2" schedule 40 PVC pipe)
    • 4 1/2' (3/8" fiberglass rod)
    • Duct tape and electrical wrap
    • Pipe insulation (for handle)
    • 1' piece of 1" PVC for mounting hardware
    • 1x 55" recurve bow string
    Apparently, you will have to use a table saw to rip one cut length-wise into the 1/2" PVC so that it will fit inside the 3/4" PVC. As seen in the video, the bow maker also uses WD-40 for lubrication. After notching and sanding the ends to accept the bow string, he wraps the fiberglass rod in tape and inserts it into the PVC pipe to add flex and strength. The rest of the bow is customized according to your own preferences, and includes fashioning an arrow rest and hand grip. Some additional items you may also need are as follows:

    • 1x bow string nock
    • Arrows sized for your draw length
    • Broadheads and practice tips
    • Optional factory arrow rest
    • Counterbalance
    • Release
    On another note: If you want to buy your bow and would like to be able to have take-down capability and don't mind spending the cash, for about $80, the Spectre Compact Take Down Bow might be worth checking out. link: Amazon.com : Spectre Compact Take-down Survival Bow and Arrow Set : Basic Archery Bows : Sports & Outdoors
    Another type of take-down bow: http://www.amazon.com/Ragim-Wildcat-Take-Down-Recurve-pound/dp/B000HDMYWC/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1343858803&sr=8-22&keywords=recurve bow
    Perhaps the best (I can find) in take-down bows: Amazon.com : Martin Jaguar Takedown Bow : Recurve Archery Bows : Sports & Outdoors
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2014
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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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