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Two different kinds of wood, fiber from bark (to make the string and to hold the wood together while gluing), a knife or hatchet, pitch from a pine tree, fire to temper the wood. The stiff wood needs to be on the front of the bow, the less stiff on the back. Edit: if making a recurve, you need to soak the wood, and bend it opposite the direction you will ...


In addition to the already given answers, I've found a in-depth guide on how to build a bow (full credit goes to Jason Knight). How to Make a Quickie Bow from a Sapling 1. Choosing wood The first step is to select the proper materials. Some of the best woods for making bows include osage orange, yew, ash, black locust, and hickory, though ...

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