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bushcraft skills: how to make a bow (just a very basic one... yet effective!)

by bushcraftmyway • 1,135,125 views

making bows is a fine art, but one can make a crude bow in a very short time and with little effort. i used hazel, wich is imo the perfect wood for this kind of bow: soft enough to be easy to...

Istructions not clear I took an arrow to the knee
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+mega ginx what did he use as the string
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+SlimeCake God damit. Thought you were serious. Then read the next comment... xD
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One question could I make this out of pine wood?
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+Hunter Mason no pine is not a good bow wood
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+Hunter Mason Not pine like you could buy at the lumber store, however, the heartwood of scotch pine Pinus silvestris was used during periods where the climate didn't support hardwoods. Scotch pine is so much tougher than woods such as red pine or white pine. The only problem, at least in the US, is that Scotch pine has developed into a gnarly, twisty little tree, unlike the form it takes in it's native areas.
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Instruction not clear, took an arrow in the knee
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+Psiwolf Caine no it's in you moron he says ARROW IN THE KNEE NOT TO THE KNEE. Next time check it before looking like a retard.
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Instructions not clear, got dick stuck in ceiling fan.
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I think I've read this comment before. Hmm, where was it. Ah yes, the other two hundred tutorial videos
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how do you curve the bow like that?
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When you make the indents on both sides on the bow for the string, then place the string in the indents and tie it up, the string will curve the bow so it gets a straight line. Unless your string is to long, because then it wont do anything and the bow is ineffective.
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the oncoming storm Shared on Google+ · 5 months ago
i like watching how other people make things and i have to say i enjoyed your video, both in content and delivery.  well done!
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I made my bow, too... But there is something not clear to me... Is this a bow like of those videogames and magician stuff with no string? Or is it a magical string?
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Instructions not clear I took a penis to the anus
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+bushcraftmyway How long in all did that take?
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What if u are almost done carving the bow and u accidentally break it?
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+Clarenz Caballero u make another one and shoot urself with it
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+Anonymous Animator OMG KYLEEEEEEEEEEE Wheres jack?
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Instruments are not clear i took an arrow to my dick
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You said you used green wood as if it were a real wood
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+Alejandro Rosas he meant the wood was still green
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Awsome video. I really like the flat ends, gonna have to try this one myself. Thanks for sharing mate.
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Great content, but maybe record a soundless video and then voice over for better sound quality
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What string do use, and what poundage approx is it?
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But if the wood is green when he start to dry its gona crack on some places
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That belly is shaking :))))
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I'm in Florida what wood should I use
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I live here to and I have tried many woods and can't find one yet. Try using an atlatl very simple and wood type does not matter.
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the seminole tribe used to use cypress to make a really distinctive style of bend through the handle bow. ive made one that pulled 45" @23 inches and the most difficult part was finding a stave without too many pins. an note though, cypress is very soft and you can damage the back easily, but it is quite stiff so it likes to be the shape its seasoned to which makes for a very fast bow.
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whats the name of the wood again?
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Instructions not clear, I shot myself with a 12 gauge in the foot.
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You are better than arrow .
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Andrew Del Preore Shared on Google+ · 9 months ago
Be very, very quiet... I'm hunting possums...
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Ohhh I love it !!!! Its perfect for what I need,very usefull 👍
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bushcraftmyway can i use ash wood, and when it drys will it get brittle and break.
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Thanks all the other videos that i've watched for this you have to have all these different thing witch would cost a lot but i can just get this stuff from a hardware shop
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Haha I wish I had a forest nearby that I was allowed to take wood from, that's the problem with today's society - everything available is protected by the government.
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+Nocron99 No one's gonna see if a little tree is missing :p
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Where are you from? Italy?
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what string do you use TELL ME AND THE PEOPLE OF YOUTUBE!!!!!!!
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could you use willow wood to make a bow
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What kind of wood you use ? :D
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i made bow like this much longer.
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what material for the bowstring would you recommand ?
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Worst bow ever, doesnt have the string thing on it.
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this is frm which tree plezz tell me
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Is there any type of wood I can use to replace that wood? I have evergreens oaks and willow trees.
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the wood is of which tree?
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nicely done all the string questions bank line works or inner parra cord braided some any nylon string at full tension 
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nylon rope, nylon string is what gets put on guitars....
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I use 550 paracord and only leave four strings it will get stretchy after while I made a bow like it made my own arrows and every thing shot a squirrel would of had dinner
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wow how good is it.....
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is it strong enough to kill someone?
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Anything can kill anything in the right circumstances. Even a ping pong ball can kill you if you have your mouth open and someone zings it into your throat.
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What knife were u using???
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Looked similar to the mora knife I have, reasonably priced (their cheapest) and very sharp out of the box xxx
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In 11 minutes of hindsight and after looking at more of this guy's video, I think in fact he makes his own knives! Still - my recommendation of the mora knife stands xxx
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This is awesome I'm gonna make a bow with my daddy cause I'm a kid
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jebat mu mater nije stavio kako se stavlja mreza jooj onaj string
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I like the end. You are fat, like me !!!!! :)))
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I need to learn how to make one so I don't perish in any deadly situation. Thank you
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Instructions not clear, dick stuck in the ceiling.
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Reminds me of oleg in sr3
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I wanna be Katniss..
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+Onesie panda gaming ​omg you are literally the mirror image of me then
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Thank you for the video. Very informative. As for the trolls leaving negative comments and being foolish, they are the ones likely to perish first in a survival situation. Ironic, no? Cheers. 
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all my sticks are bent can't be reshaped :(
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What kind of string did you use? And what household string do you recommend?
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I made rope out of grass and made a bow...... I tried my pubes first.. Didn't work :(
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I can see this being very nice for the amount of time used, I'd definitely recommend using full matured wood ad fire hardening to dry it or let the wood dry manually if you are patient, or find some good bow quality wood already dry at a hardware store (make sure there's no knots/breaks in the grain and such)
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he couldn't past the 4th grade
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What's with the yoga pose?
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What kind of tree is that tree?
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good vid going to make a bow just like it what string you use?
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What kind of cord is that? It's paracord?
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Thank you it worked I think he is Cuban
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If you have straight wood how do you bend it so its not so straight ?
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Straight is better. (Unless you're trying to make a recurve bow obviously)
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I've always wanted a bow!
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Far from perferct!?!?!? You put holes in that tree almost an inch deep!!!
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Fájl speaking Hungarian
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I would really suggest against using green wood for bow making especially if you want it to last. Most of the time unless the drying of the wood is controlled and slow down the wood will crack within the first few days or it might warp an it would no longer be straight. For a one day thing it's all right but if you want to do it for real invest some time and use proper dry stave.
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whats the best type of string to use 
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that guy is stupid and he lives with his mom
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im guessing your his mum??????
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stop rubbing the stick like it is your girlfriend dude
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he's really fat make me laugh LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yeah but he can lose weight you're stuck with all that ugly!
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I tried shooting my bow and took an arrow in the knee.
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+John Hunt already hit an arrow on my chin ...
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