Bows and Arrows

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Project by Brett posted 05-14-2014 03:46 AM 1918 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We made some simple bows and arrows this weekend while hanging outside and enjoying the sunshine together as a family.
The bows are branches from a Laurel hedge and they were carved with knives to make the bow. The arrows are dowels cut to length with the tips sanded to a dull point and the ends cut with a groove to engage the string. The “feathers” are card stock superglued on to help them fly straight.
These were simple and fun projects that are seeing a lot of use these last couple of days!

Thanks for looking!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 05-14-2014 04:17 AM

Cool Brett. I would like to make a long bow at some stage.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 09:58 AM

Nice project. Well made! Make sure they use them in a safe manner.

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 01:10 PM

Nice fun projects. Looks like a great time was had by all.
Sure does look like it was a nice day.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 01:17 PM

Looks like good times!! Great job on the bows!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 05-14-2014 03:02 PM

great project!
I think I could do some of these with the kids in a year or two.

What kind of string did you use?


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#6 posted 05-14-2014 04:38 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments!

gepatino- I don’t know what kind of string it is, just string from HD or Lowes. I have had it for so long. It may be nylon string but don’t hold me to it! ha

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#7 posted 05-21-2014 12:07 PM

That is 2 happy kiddos right there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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