found something pretty cool on youtube

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SkauneJohan, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. SkauneJohan

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    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/BackyardBowyer/videos?view=0" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/user/BackyardBowyer/videos?view=0</a><br><br><br><br>this guy backyardbowyer makes real bows from just regular plastic pipes and they seem pretty powerful too <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Hmm, pvc. I made quite some bows out of that stuf when i was younger(does saying this make me sound like an old man?)
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Intersting. I got a close-to-endless supply of fibreglass rods, so Ill stick to that for now. But I think this really worth giving a try! I´ll test it sometime, but not now(There is a time and place for everything. But not now <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> )<br><br>onnod: <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  4. tokSick

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    I already saw those vids. I don' t know what to think about pvc bows, Mikehunt is more aware about bows. He would probably give us more details about that. I am watching everything i can find on youtube but there is so much to watch, it is endeless... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt="Rolling Eyes" longdesc="14">
     
  5. I watched the videos, now I don't think they are as "good" as a nice fiberglass bow but I am deffinatly going to make a couple of the guy in the videos designs and test them out. Since pvc is so cheap I just need to get a heat gun (also cheap) and I will get to work. The 80 pound bow he makes looks decently strong, I will make one with longer limbs so it is a true long bow. I will also try the horse bow.
     
  6. SkauneJohan

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    nice let us know how it works out <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  7. Will do, I should be getting started on it tomorrow. I will be making the long bow first as it is really the most straight forward of the two of backyardbowyer designs I will be attempting.
     
  8. I am waiting for my buddy to come pick me up (I don't drive and it's raining too hard to ride my bike) then I am headed to the hardware store for materials (PVC pipes, a heat gun, a couple boards for the flattening jig, etc) to make the pvc bows. From what I have seen of backyardbowyer's videos it shouldn't take me too long to get everything finished, hopefully I'll have pics and my thoughts on these platic bows. If you watch all of his videos I really don't need to do these tests, they seem to work quite well, but I want to compare them to what I'm used to from a normal bow.<br><br><br><br>UPDATE: Well I won't be making anything today, I lost my atm card and have to get a new one. My account is locked until I finish hashing this out so it will be maybe a week before I can get around to this though hopefully Monday will see things set right. Sorry for the delay.
     
  9. Update: I finished my tapering jig, got my heat gun and pipe but it is too rainy to work outside and there is a danger of fumes if I work inside. So tomorrow I will be heading to a friends for a build day; making a few of the pvc bows, a bunch of blowgun darts, an atlatl or two, and 25 or so throwing stars. I will post pics in the off topic section as well as my thoughts on the pvc bows, I am very excited!
     
  10. Update: Too much stuff to get done in a day, heading back to my buddies house tomorrow to finish things up. I am only making 2 of the bows right now, maybe 3 but will hopefully have all the pics and such ready tomorrow after I finish.
     
  11. Buddies roof got smashed up by a storm, have to help him patch it before I can finish the bows and all the rest. Hopefully we'll be done tomorrow and I can get these done.
     
  12. SkauneJohan

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    the excitement is killing somebody (but not me) <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">