Advice 1: How to make a bow and arrow at home

The world of Hobbies of the modern man is very wide. There are even such exotic Hobbies, like archery. Equipment for archery can be purchased in finished form, and can be done by hand. For making a simple bow fit almost any tree growing in our latitudes. The best bows out of juniper, hazel, birch, ash and oak.
How to make a bow and arrow at home
Instruction
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The intended procurement is for onion scratch in the winter time, it is desirable that the day was frosty. If you don't want half a day to roll through the snow, we recommend you to identify the tree in summer. Harvesting onions should not have large knots and growths, as well as mechanical damage. Workpiece length must be greater than the expected length of the bow to 30 cm to Remove the bark from a workpiece is not necessary.
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Cover the ends of the workpiece with oil paint. Wood needs to dry evenly to avoid internal defects of the material. Drying should occur in an upright position at room temperature. Two months for drying is sufficient.
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After drying, proceed to the manufacturer of the bow. With an ax and a sharp knife give the bow the desired cross-section throughout its length. It will depend on the thickness of the workpiece. The section can be lentil-shaped or rectangular.
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At this stage the bending of the bow. Some manufacturers have resorted to soaking the workpiece in various infusions and solutions. But simple steam treated wood has all the necessary for us properties.
Shoulders the bow, you need to steam the material gains plasticity and easily takes a bend, you specified. To steam both shoulders, it is recommended to bow and then dried uniformly throughout its length.
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After steaming the bow is placed in the berth of a curved form, to enable drying to take the desired shape. The slipway bow to dry for about a week. Then the bow is removed, and its ends are made for the subsequent donning of the string (cut the notch under the loop of string).
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During Stripping the bark exfoliates from the back of the bow, it can gently separate the wooden knife, taking care not to damage the wood fibers. Now the bow must be protected against drying out and moisture. To do this, soak it with hot wax or melted fat.
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The string is recommended to wear directly before firing and to remove after the application of onions. To preserve onions make the case. It is recommended to store the bow in a vertical position at room temperature and moderate humidity.
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To make arrows, use pine boards or bead. Wood must be seasoned. Stock thickness at least 2 cm Blank arrows should not have knots, fibers should be parallel to the length of the workpiece. When making arrows you will need a saw, plane, file and sandpaper. Boom length is determined individually, taking into account the tension force of the bow and your physique. Approximate length – 70-80 cm
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Measure on the Board the length of the boom. Cut the blank from the Board. Bring the workpiece to a thickness of 1.5 cm planed. Mark the Board width into pieces of square section and get along. With file give the blank a hexagonal shape, and then sandpaper to make a round cross-section. The arrow shaft is ready. The thickness of the arrows should be 8-9 mm.
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In the manufacture of feathers, take three crow's feather. Cut them along the groove. Cut the rod to the beginning of the pile. Cut with scissors from the pen tip, the bristles about 0.5 cm (to fast-tail). Install the feathers on the arrow shaft at an angle of 120 degrees to each other. Tape the feathers with thread, with its turn to turn.
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An arrowhead fabricated from a metal plate of triangular shape with a tail equal in width to the thickness of the arrows. At the front of the shaft make a recess for the shank. Insert the tip of the tail in the recess and screw thick nylon thread turn to turn.

Advice 2: How to make feathers for arrows

The feathers on the arrows is necessary for stabilization of flight, the arrow flew straight, not leaning and not turning over in the process. It is best to use feathers goose feathers.
How to make feathers for arrows
You will need
  • - goose feathers;
  • - a sharp knife;
  • glue "Moment";
  • - threads;
  • needle.
Instruction
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The tail boom will consist of three goose feathers that will stand up to each other at an angle of 120 degrees. In order to start making feathers for arrows, take the goose feather. Looking at it, you will notice that one side of the pen a few for the second. Take the scissors or sharp knife and cut the narrow part of the pen along the rod. For one boom you will need a wide part three goose feathers.
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Each part of the future tail boom, cut the rod so that before the start of the pile remained about one centimeter. The end of the pen where the rod becomes narrower, cut approximately five millimeters. Next, cut off this side for another five millimeters, but without touching the rod, this place is fast-feathering.
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Take the arrow shaft and three prepared pen. Select the feather so that the thin ends of the tail have not reached the end of the boom by approximately one centimeter. Install the feathers so that between them turned out to angles of 120 degrees, with one feather must be parallel to the arrow shaft.
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Prepare the skin. Holding the feather with one hand, take the thread, and then pass it under one of the feathers so that the length of the missed end was equal to ten centimeters. Not cutting the thread, establish the feathers to the arrow shaft. Missed the end tie a knot.
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Take the thread length of 40 centimeters, insert the thread in the needle, but the node is not enough, as the feathers of the arrow should sew in one thread. Tie one end of yarn to any Peru at the base, in the place where it ends fast. Establish the feathers on the entire length, the distance from stitch to stitch shall be one inch. Try not to break the hairs. The remains of the threads will secure the feathers at the thin end.
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Take the glue and carefully stick the feathers together with a rewind to the shaft of the bolt, do not get glue on the NAP, otherwise when shooting the tail can break.
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Using scissors or a sharp knife give the plumage a conical shape expanding from the tip of the boom.
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Feathers for arrows ready!
Useful advice
One arrow must be feathers from one wing, that is, either the feathers from the right wing of a bird, or from the left.
For making feathers for arrows you can use feathers and other birds, however, do not use crow feathers, they are too fragile. Perfect length these purposes the feathers of ducks, Muscovy ducks, wood grouse, black grouse, Turkey.
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