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Published on Apr 7, 2012
Here's a little tutorial on building a basic bow for hunting small game and fish without bending or flattening pipe. It's not the fastest bow around, but considering what little work is required, it's a pretty valuable bow.
I've been getting a lot of requests for a bow that does not require heat bending or flattening but still has enough power to hunt. It is not ideal, but it will work if it's all you have.
This bow uses a 4.5 foot long piece of 3/4" pipe and a foot long dowel. It gets 40 pounds at 28 inches and about 30 pounds at 24. The bow can be made longer to make it lighter.