This is one of the coolest ideas we’ve seen recently. What’s really nice about this bow is that unlike other bows you make this one can be made using absolutely no heat, and no shaping. Another amazing thing about this bow is that you can make it in five to fifteen minutes once you become proficient at it.
This bow is fantastic for making quick backups, or for creating a supply to give to family, or friends who may be in the trenches with you. Who knows, you might be able to make some extra cash and sell them on Ebay.
Here are the materials, and costs needed to make your bow: Source
Material cost for one bow (Rounded up to the $0.10) –
$1.50 – 5ft long, 3/4″ Schedule 40 PVC Pipe
$4.00 – Two 4ft long, 5/16″ Fiberglass Rods (Driveway Markers – http://www.lowes.com/pd_222125-37672-…)
$0.50 – 7 yards of Duct Tape
$0.40 – 5.5 Feet of Poly Paracord (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt…)
Total Cost – $6.40
Cost of the tools I used –
$3.00 – Rod/Tile Saw Blade (http://www.lowes.com/pd_190139-16878-…)
$5.00 – Factory 2nd Spyderco Tenacious (Any knife or pair of scissors will work. You could even use the tile saw if you wanted to.)
$0.00 – Reclaimed wood dowel (Any stick 1 foot long or more would work, even an arrow)
Total Cost – $8.00
Cost of all the materials
$3.00 – 10ft long, 3/4″ Schedule 40 PVC Pipe (Can make 2 bows)
$4.00 – Two 4ft long, 5/16″ Fiberglass Rods (Can make 1 bow)
$4.00 – 55 Yard Roll of Duct Tape (Can make 8 bows)
$3.00 – 50 Feet of Paracord (Can make 9 bows)
Total Cost – $14.00
The cost of materials for one bow plus the tile saw (which is probably the only tool you’d need to buy, though even hacksaw blades can be used instead) is $9.40, so still under $10.00. If you buy a single hacksaw blade instead, the total would be under $8.00.
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