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How To: Make a bow and arrow from a ball point pen

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 stick a rubber band on it. Do this on both sides and try to make it equal. Now, take the top of the pen and stick it in the little hole you made in the middle. Then, take the rubber band and stick it on. Then, shoot this a...

How To: Prevent accidentally breaking a traditional-style archery bow

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.

How To: Practice instinct shooting with a traditional-style archery bow and arrow

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.

How To: Grip a bow

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 ...

How To: Make your own shortbow

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...

How To: Curve (or flex) a traditional-style wooden archery bow with steam

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.

How To: Properly shoot and sight in a compound bow

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...

How To: Accurately shoot a compound bow

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...

How To: Sight in a bow

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 the arrow" with the site to get the best results. He recommends shooting at a closer range and with 2-3 arrows before making any adjustments in case of error on your part, and adjusting the site accordingly before moving b...

How To: Make a traditional longbow and recurve bow

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.

How To: Make a bow and arrow from household items

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.

How To: Make a simple bow

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...

How To: Make a home-made rubber band bow and arrow

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 ...

How To: Make a powerful bow for under 5 dollars

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...

How To: Make a miniature crossbow

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.

How To: Powder test your arrows for bowhunting

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 avoid misses when you bowhunt.

How To: Bow hunt steep shots by aiming downhill

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!

How To: Reduce misses when bowhunting with correct bow length

The art of a perfect seamless shot hinges on your form. This tip from professional archer and hunter Larry Wise teaches you how to reduce misses when bowhunting. He covers the most common reason for the MISS when you bowhunt, which could be the string hitting the sleeve, catching on your vest or shoulder, probably because the bow is not set for the correct bow length.

How To: Bow hunt with the best bio-mechanical stance

Learn how to get your body into the best bio-mechanical position to execute the shot. This tip from professional archer and hunter Larry Wise teaches you how to bow hunt with the best bio-mechanical stance. He shows you the stance -- the full draw position -- to execute the shot with back tension when you bowhunt.

How To: Shoot a bow in 8 steps

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.

How To: Tie a D-loop for archery bowstrings

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.

How To: Shoot a medieval longbow

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.

How To: Shoot a compound bow

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.

How To: Shoot a recurve bow

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.

How To: Choose between recurve and compound bows for archery

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 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.

How To: Be safe while practicing archery

Safety is very important in archery and bow hunting. Get important safety rules and tips in this archery video tutorial. Take action: safety is very important, be aware of other shooters, and expect equipment to fail. John Swindle, the instructor in 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.

How To: Use archery accessories

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.

How To: Make the most of limited archery practice

This video archery tutorial offers some tips for how to maximize the results of even small amounts of practice time. Quality not quantity is as golden for archery practice as any other part of life. It's important to remember to practice in the same kind of clothing the archery hunting would be occurring in. Watch this instructional video and learn how to make the most of limited archery practice.

How To: Install arrow wraps

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.

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