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

by bushcraftmyway • 1,109,851 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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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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hardest thing to do in this is to find a good piece of wood like that
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+nikola zivkovic Лепо ти је човек у кометару изнад рекао,  узми курац са канадске заставе.
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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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Worst bow ever, doesnt have the string thing on it.
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the oncoming storm Shared on Google+ · 4 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'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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Instruments are not clear i took an arrow to my dick
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+Anonymous Animator OMG KYLEEEEEEEEEEE Wheres jack?
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Great content, but maybe record a soundless video and then voice over for better sound quality
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If anyone made it can u tell me if its good =)
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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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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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Awsome video. I really like the flat ends, gonna have to try this one myself. Thanks for sharing mate.
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Instructions not clear, I shot myself with a 12 gauge in the foot.
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Andrew Del Preore Shared on Google+ · 8 months ago
Be very, very quiet... I'm hunting possums...
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whats the name of the wood again?
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You are better than arrow .
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What string do use, and what poundage approx is it?
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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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Is there any type of wood I can use to replace that wood? I have evergreens oaks and willow trees.
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Where are you from? Italy?
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bushcraftmyway can i use ash wood, and when it drys will it get brittle and break.
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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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Ohhh I love it !!!! Its perfect for what I need,very usefull 👍
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what string do you use TELL ME AND THE PEOPLE OF YOUTUBE!!!!!!!
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what material for the bowstring would you recommand ?
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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 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 frm which tree plezz tell me
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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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+Mike Polley if it can punch holes through bark with a blunt tip a sharpened tip made from flint, obsidian, or shale would definitely punch through flesh
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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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Instructions not clear, dick stuck in the ceiling.
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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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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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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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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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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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in a survival situation i would make a bow like that. harder thing to do is to make a really viable arrow...
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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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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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i am working in my bow :)
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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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where did you get that wood?
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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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if you were lost in the woods and making that bow would the bark be good tinder for an emergency fire?
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