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Oct 31st, 2009 at 2:41pm
 
Hey all I was just curious if anyone had any information on a whip bow?  I was reading through my copy of Daniel Beard's "American Boys Handbook" the whip bow entry jumped out  at me.  Has anyone ever seen/made these?  It looks entertaining.
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Reply #1 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 3:01pm
 
ive never made one but i have that book  Grin
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Reply #2 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 3:27pm
 
Possibly one of the best books ever.  I plan on giving it to my kids in the future. Cheesy
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Reply #3 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 4:27pm
 
A whip bow is a variation on the conventional bow and arrow. Both bows shoot the same type of arrows. Though the whip bow is less accurate, it is easier to make.

The whip bow needs a light sapling, such as hickory or elm, about 3 feet long and 1/2 inch in diameter, and 3 to 4 feet of good heavy string or cord.

Tie one end of the string to the thin end of the stick. You may need to cut a groove in the stick to hold the string. Make a fairly large knot in the other end of the string.

The arrows can be made out of virtually anything and can be round or flat and any shape desired. Their only requirement is that they have a notch about one forth of the way down from the pointed end. Children would usually just use sticks or sometimes large weed stalks such as horseweeds. An arrow will take a straighter course if it has some fletch-ing such as feathers on the back end. Cedar shingles make good arrows.

To use a whip bow, put the knotted end of the string through the notch in the arrow. Hold the end of the arrow in one hand and the end of the stick in the other. Whip the stick forward, releasing the arrow simultaneously. As the arrow flies forward, the knot slips out of the notch, sending the arrow forward with great speed. The whip bow has all the force of a bow and a sling combined.


(copied from http://thelibrary.org/lochist/periodicals/bittersweet/fa82f.htm)
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Reply #4 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 4:34pm
 
Excellent, thanks beer!  Anyone made a whip bow? I was thinking of that as my next project outside of braiding more slings. lol
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Reply #5 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 4:43pm
 
i am going to make one right now to test it (just for fun Cheesy)
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Reply #6 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 4:46pm
 
Awesome let me know how it works I gotta work today  Embarrassed sad times!
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Reply #7 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 4:48pm
 
bad for you here in denmark its 22:00 so no work  Cheesy
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Reply #8 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 5:15pm
 
i will post some pics when i am totaly finish (tomorow i guess)
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Reply #9 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 5:19pm
 
o darn, now ill hafta make one lol

ill wait for your pics though  Wink
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Reply #10 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 5:26pm
 
i were going to make one now but it's 22.30 (danish time) bit iam to tired . i'll make one tomorow  Cheesy
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Reply #11 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 7:29pm
 
Yeah, I am gunna have to make one as well  Tongue 
oh there shall be pic's.
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Reply #12 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 8:36pm
 
yep, another project to make and learn.... awsome!
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Reply #13 - Nov 1st, 2009 at 7:26am
 
i have just made one but i have ni pics Angry. it worked okay, when you guys also have made one please post some pics. menvile i will try to take some fotos  Cool
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Reply #14 - Nov 1st, 2009 at 8:11am
 
I am working on one, but I am trying to figure out how to attach a wrist brace to it. At the moment, it's a piece of bamboo. not much to look at.

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