Watch this quick and simple video showing you how to tie a "bowyers knot" in a string ready to fit to your longbow.
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 different beast.
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 instinct shooting with a traditional wooden bow and arrow. To see more videos about traditional bow and arrows, check out Traditional Archery Bows on WonderHowTo.
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 shoulder width apart and the tips of your feet should be on the target line. Now look at the target and pull back the bow. Your hand should be at the point of your jaw, arrow at the corner of your mouth and string on the t...
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, measuring tape, pencil, scissors and a 3.5mm drill. Put the smaller tubes inside the bigger tubes and position them symmetrically by taking measurements and mark the center point of the outermost tube. Drill a hole at the c...
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 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 to prevent it from splitting. Next, you want to line up the string with the pipe and cut it at that length. Also, you want to tie a knot at both ends of the strings and attach it by using the slits you made in the pipe. T...
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 break. To see more videos about traditional bow and arrows, check out Traditional Archery Bows on WonderHowTo.
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 unique, handmade bow is sure to impress even the worthiest opponent.
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 foil and some gloves. To see more videos about traditional bow and arrows, check out Traditional Archery Bows on WonderHowTo.
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 inexpensive. Watch Lusitano 9514 demonstrate for you exactly how to make the bow and arrow, and show how it works. You will also learn tips and tricks, such as what materials make better ammunition, and what kind of "arrows" are ...
Always wanted to know how to fletch those large feathered Medieval style arrows? Hopefully this video should tell you what you need to know.
Watch how to do this basic method of straightening bent wooden arrows using steam to soften the wood. Please be careful when using steam.
The art of shooting to a new degree! This tip from professional archer and hunter Larry Wise teaches you how to bow hunt steep shots by aiming downhill. He covers exactly how to shoot and aim downhill, going through all of the mathematical equations you should know when you bowhunt. hunting isn't just fun, it involves math, too!
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 and cut it in half. Use a tool to bend 2 loops on each end of the flag. Make the arrow using the same cutting process and put the elastic on the bow. Fire the arrow with the bow and you're done.
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.
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 begin shooting, learn a technique that will help you relax and steady the bow. When you draw the bow string back, you should be looking through the peephole on the bow string and where the target and pins come into view. Thi...
This video helps in making a bow and arrow using pencil, pen and rubber band. You can get these from school, stores, house etc.
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!
This is a short archery video that attempts to explain why arrow application charts are so complicated. The first three minutes or so present a model of a shaft to help visualize the independent factors that drive each section of the chart.
We need a pen, thread or twine, small stick or wooden skewer, and scissors to make a mini bow and arrow.
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 this hunting season, but this D-loop knot will help you either way.
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 of a traditional-style bow. To see more videos about traditional bow and arrows, check out Traditional Archery Bows on WonderHowTo.
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 outlined in this instructional video and learn how to shoot a medieval longbow, old school status.
Check out this short "how-to" guide to drawing and shooting the English Warbow.
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.
This video shows you how to fletch an X7 aluminum arrow. The fletchings are Bohning X-vanes, the glue is Bohning Platinum, and the jig is a Bitzenberger.
Paulo Coelho teachs how to use a bow and an arrow. He is practicing indoors but if you're not so good, you may want to start outside.
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 branch. Then take a small knife and whittle down any nubs or small leftover pieces, then if the branch isn't bent to your requirements just bend it or use a vice to bend it to our liking and your bow staff has been crea...
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.
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 of this how-to video from Live Strong, is the owner of Arrowhead Archery in Tampa, Florida. He has been an archer and a bow hunter for over 18 years.
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.
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.
Shoot a compound bow safely and accurately. Learn these great tips for shooting a compound bow in this archery video tutorial. Take action: use release for accuracy, push arrow until "click," secure everything, and use proper form. John Swindle, the instructor of this how-to video from Live Strong, is the owner of Arrowhead Archery in Tampa, Florida. He has been an archer and a bow hunter for over 18 years.
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 instructor of this how-to video from Live Strong, is the owner of Arrowhead Archery in Tampa, Florida. He has been an archer and a bow hunter for over 18 years.
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 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. This will also force you to keep your center balanced. Now lie the grip in the web between your thumb and index finger. All the pressure should be in the heel of your hand before you shoot. You want as little of your hand ...
Check out this brief video of Richard Head putting a string groove into a 'finished horn nock' for a longbow.
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.