This instructional video shows step by step how to make a compound bow from inexpensive, readily available materials. Anyone can do it if you have some patience and are willing to try.

This is a good project for anyone who wants to get into archery with a compound bow but doesn’t want to pay for such an expensive item. Or you could just make it to learn about how these types of bows work and gain experience working with this sort of thing.

For those that don’t already know a compound bow is a bow that uses a set of cables, pulleys, and eccentric wheels to create leverage and manipulate the force that it pulls with at different draw lengths.

Normally you want this type of bow to pull with a lot of force during most of the draw, then “let off” to a lower weight once drawn all the way back. This way it is easier to shoot but still gives better performance than a more traditional type of bow.

In the next video he has added an additional brace for a more comfortable grip and even added an adjustable sight.

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Do you think you might attempt to make one of your own?