Watch this quick and simple video showing you how to tie a "bowyers knot" in a string ready to fit to your longbow.
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This is the first thing you'll need to do when recurving a traditional bow, and it's called the decurved (or deflexed) process. You'll see exactly how to deflex a traditional-style bow by steaming and bending the wood. You'll need a pot of boiling water, your wooden bow, tin f ...more
New to the sport of archery? Maybe you're trying to hunt that perfect buck? Whatever the case may be, sport or hunting, this eight-part video tutorial series will help improve your beginner skills, to start you on your way to becoming a great archer. Tom Surlak from the long ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to grip a bow. If you have an improper grip, it will effect how your bow flies in the air. If you have a bad grip, your shooting will be off and mess with your accuracy. You will grip your bow flat, imagining you are pushing up against a wall. Th ...more
Are you an archer, or hunter or bowman in need of a D-knot on the bowstring? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to tie a D-loop for archery bowstrings. You might not be doing this for a precision sport like archery, you may just want to get the next big deer out there ...more
This how-to video shows a quick and painless way to put arrow wraps on arrows without getting bubbles or screwing up alignment. This is a very effective way to install an arrow rap, and saves you the pain and hastle of messing up.
Archery is a sport that requires a lot of skill, and it takes even more skill to make your own longbow. Luckily, you have this nine part series to guide you. This tutorial will take you through ever aspect of making your own longbow and teach you how to do it yourself. Your un ...more
This video helps in making a bow and arrow using pencil, pen and rubber band. You can get these from school, stores, house etc. Items used : color Pencil, rubber band, knife with a sharp tip, pen that comes apart, adhesive tape or glue. Preparation: First of all, make a hole a ...more
The problem with traditional wooden bows are the inadvertent breaking or snapping of them. Compound bows and fiberglass reinforced bows are hard to break, but self-made wooden bows are prone to damage. This video serves up some great tips on preventing any accidental breaking ...more
If you're never hitting the target, maybe archery isn't the sport for you. Maybe it is, you probably just need to work on your technique a little, and this video serves up some great advice for archers when it comes time for instinct shooting. Learn a method for practicing ins ...more
The 8 steps of shooting a bow in archery. This tutorial in proper shooting covers stances, grip, nocking the arrow, grasp, raise, draw and more. This is a beginner archery lesson covering the mechanics of shooting.
This is a guide that will show you how to make a bow out of everyday items. First, you want to find a curved branch outside that's nice and thick so it won't snap. Also, if it's connected to other branches just saw them off, and then remove any smaller twigs or leaves from the ...more
This method is for those of you looking to quickly brace or unbrace your bow. There are several methods available, but this method is for those of you looking for a quick fix. This is a basic lesson in archery. This uses the step through method.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly shoot and sight in a compound bow. It is recommended that users use a release. Your body should be perpendicular to the target. Hold the bow vertically, and hold it with a relaxed and secure grip. When you are ready to begi ...more
In this video, Lusitano 9514 will show you how to make a homemade rubber band bow and arrow out of common household items. To do it, you will only need a basic plastic coat hanger, a long rubber band, and some kind of a stick (for the "arrow"), all of which are quite inexpensi ...more
Shooting a recurve bow in archery is different than other bows. Learn about shooting a recurve bow including draw length and arrows in this archery video tutorial. Take action: keep glove tight, use a more instinctive shot, and expect less accuracy. John Swindle, the instructo ...more
In this video you will learn how to make a bow and arrow from household items. In order to do this, just follow these steps: The first thing to do is to get your tools. Get any tool that will help you to cut things. Now, you need 2 yard flags and an elastic. Take 1 yard flag a ...more
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you are going to learn how to make your own short bow. For this you will need a 15mm and 7mm PVC tube both of 85.5cm length, a 55.5cm long 20mm PVC tube, a 20cm long 25mm PVC tube, hammer, a wire of about 1m long, tape, nails, saw, mea ...more
This is an awesome mini cross bow that will really shoot. You just need some tape, a rubber band and a pen and you’ll be on your way to making this cool toy. It’s not very difficult and can be done in just a few minutes. Step 1. To begin making your own crossbow, boil water o ...more
Watch these three Basic steps for binding with linen thread onto a medieval style arrow.
This archery video demonstrates how to repair and restore an arrow.
We need a pen, thread or twine, small stick or wooden skewer, and scissors to make a mini bow and arrow. First open the pen and take the ink lead. Cut the thread 20cm. Tie up the string tightly on the tip of the pen and cut the notch on the other side of the pen. Then tie up t ...more
Kevin Hicks from the History Squad demonstrates how to use a medieval longbow at an English Heritage event at Bolsover Castle in this archery tutorial video. This weapon was made famous during the 100 Years War in the 14th & 15th century. Follow the simple instructions outline ...more
When you think of archery bows, you think of a curved piece of wood. You can feel the taut string between your fingers. Images of Robin Hood appear, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. You think of simplicity. But when it comes to hunting, a bow is an entirely diffe ...more
This is a tutorial that will show you how to create a powerful bow and for under $5. The material you'll need is 1 curved pipe, poly poli string, tape, scissors, and a knife. First you want to cut a slit and a hole on each end of the pipe and then add some tape underneath it t ...more
In this video, you will see how you can make an easy arrow for your shortbow (you can make a longbow one too if you want) that flies really good. CAUTION: Never point at humans or animals!
This video shows you a neat little trick to stop accidental breaking of a traditional wooden bow using a bottle filled with water. This bottle technique is a great way to strengthen your wooden bow. It's used to hold the fibers together, which can reduce the chance of a bow br ...more
Recurve bow or compound bow? Learn the differences between a re-curve bow and a compound bow in this archery video tutorial. Take action: use consistent shot, ensure consistency to allow for humane shots, and expect 20 yards with recurve bow. John Swindle, the instructor of th ...more
Archery accessories and training aids can aid safety and accuracy. Check out some great bow accessories in this archery video tutorial. Take action: don't over-grip bow, lock rest at 90 degree angle, and use fixed pin sights for advanced archery. John Swindle, the instructor o ...more
Watch this short video on how `crest`(which is a form of decorating arrows as used by Edwardians/Victorians) arrows using enamel paints to form bands of color.
Watch how to do this basic method of straightening bent wooden arrows using steam to soften the wood. Please be careful when using steam. You can employ this method without the help of steam/heat, the effects do not last as long and some VERY bent arrows will need heating.
Check out this step-by-step look at how to make 1/2" medieval-style arrows for use with a heavy poundage English Longbow.
This is an archery video on bow sighting and how to use the sight ring as an anchor point aid. Great way to improve your skills in shooting or hunting.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bow and arrow from a ball point pen. First, you will take the top and bottom off of the pen. Then, use a knife to poke a hole in one side of the case until you reach the other side. Now, make small notches in the top of it so you can st ...more
If you're new to archery, this video is for you. Archery experts show you the different weights of arrows which you can choose to fire, and demonstrates the benefits and drawbacks when it comes to a heavy arrow versus a lighter one.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to shoot a compound bow. It is deeply recommended that users who use a compound bow should have a release. Put your arrow on the string and push it in until you hear a click. Now hook the release into the D-loop. Your feet should be sh ...more
Ike, from Ike's Outdoors.com gives basic information on Sighting a Bow. He explains a few things he does before he even goes out and shoots. He explains how to line up the site with your arrow whether you are left handed or right handed and then gives pointers on "following th ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a great survival bow and arrow for small game. After watching this, you'll be able to do this with your own two hands. Next time you're lost in the woods, you'll know how to catch your own game. Bunnies will need to watch out!
Leave it to the Russians to come up with this borderline suicidal winter sport. After all, they did invent the terrifyingly lethal game of chance, Russian Roulette. From the blog English Russia, "It’s new fun in some Russian cities to jump from a bridge roped together in a b ...more
Understanding arrow flight can make you more effective in the whitetail woods. This tip from professional archer and hunter Larry Wise teaches you how to powder test your arrows for bowhunting. He shows you that paper and powder testing will reveal your arrow problems, to avoi ...more