DIY Compound Bow

DIY compound bow DIY Compound Bow

Make Your Own Compound Bow with Just a Few Supplies

A bow makes a great survival weapon for both hunting and self defense. Bows are quiet weapons, allowing you to keep a low profile when SHTF. They’re relatively easy to shoot. Plus, in a disaster situation when ammo is scarce, a bow is a more practical and sustainable choice, since arrows can be reused and made out of found materials.

Today’s video tutorial will teach you how to make a DIY compound bow using a few materials you can pick up at your local hardware store. This is an inexpensive project you can complete in an afternoon, and this PVC bow is great for beginning shooters.

In order to make your PVC compound bow, here are the materials you’ll need:

  • 5 feet of 1-1/4″ sch 40 PVC pipe
  • At least 32 inches of 1″ sch 40 PVC pipe
  • At least 18 inches of 1/2″ sch 40 PVC pipe
  • 1 container of PVC cement
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 4.5″ pieces of 1/4-20 threaded rod
  • 12 1/4-20 nuts
  • 4 1/4″ nylon spacers
  • 3 feet of 1/4″+ steel rod
  • 1 roll of 9/16″ Venetian blind cord or similar
  • Thread locker
  • Spray paint
  • Scrap of wood

Check out the video below for the full tutorial.

Itching for more DIY projects? Check out our tutorial on how to make a PVC bow stand.

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