Now that we’ve completed our bow, we have
four different strapped areas right here, now is the time to actually put the bow string
on. What I’ve done is I’ve created the exact same loop, right there at that end, and I’m
going to put this over the top of our biggest branch, right there, then I’m going to wrap
it around a couple times, just like that, now I’m going to come to the other side. Now
this other side, it’s a little bit tricky, I’m going to bend the bow, just slightly,
I’m going to stick it through there and I’m going to stick that string right through there,
I’m going to wrap it around and then I’m going to bring it back on top of itself, make sure
that it’s nice and tight, just like that. Now, we have a finished bow, just like that.
Now we need an arrow, let me show you how to do that. What I have right here is a straight
stick, you’re going to want to find the straightest stick that you can find out here. You’re going
to have to find a really strong wood because if you have a very light wood, it’s just going
to fly through there without any force. So, we have our stick right here, we’re going
to make sure and carve a nice good tip on it. A lot of Indians use rocks, a really sharp
pointed rock, but we aren’t going to do that right now we’re just going to shave this until
it’s nice and sharp. Now I have a nice sharp point on here, you can always make it sharper
when you have the time, then on the back right here, make sure it’s flat, then you’re going
to break off a little wedge in here, just for the string to sit in on your back here.
There’s all sorts of different ways you can make arrows and bows, you can add a fin to
it so it will fly better, you can add the rock like I was talking about on the front
there, but since we don’t have the time we’re just going to do this. We have our bow right
here, the back of the arrow fits nicely, right in the bow string. Now, just like archery
class, you pull back and you shoot it and that’s how you make a bow and arrow.