This bow is made out of a young cherry tree branch that was very straight and springy. It has virtually no knots in it, which also made it a good candidate for a bow, in my humble opinion.
I also made the arrow from a branch off of the bush you see behind me in the video. The arrow is pretty darned straight and very light, which helps it fly faster.
I put some electrical tape (because I didn't have duct tape) near the nock to act as the fletching and to help the arrow fly a little straighter.
I still have not attached a good tip to the arrow, but haven't put a lot of thought or effort into it either. I don't want this bow to get too lethal yet anyway. : )
Hope you enjoy this short video. My eight year old son filmed it for me, so sorry it's a little shaky.
Just might come in handy one of these days.ReplyDelete