Primitive Technology: Bow and Arrow

Northern Olive Cutting wood with stone hatchet from an earlier videoSplitting log with a stone chiselNotice that the wood twistsSplitting off wood from one side of one endTurn bow around and remove wood from the opposite side at the other endNow the wood is straightTapering the width of the bow to the tipsTappering the depth of the bow to the tipsNarrowing the handle width slightly. The depth of the handle is left alone it is to keep it stiff. String notches. Finished staveUnknown tree with fibrous barkStripping barkThis type of tree is resilient and grows back quicklySeparating inner bark fiberSeparating inner bark stripsA strip of fiber is twisted clockwise. Then it is wound anti clockwise around the other strip and so on. By doing this the fibers will stay together due to being unable to unravelMore lengths of fiber can be added to lengthen the cord by twisting them onto the ends of the other fibersFinished stringA loop is put onto one end of the bow and the other end is tied on while the bow is bent with the knee using 2 half hitchesBow is slightly asymetricalWood is scraped off to make it bend evenlyFinished bowCutting a saplingScrapping off barkCarving a string nock at the narrow end of the stickA bush turkeySome feathers dropped by a bush turkeySplitting feathersCutting one feather into three partsStripping ends of feathersTree resinSticking feather on with resin Lashing feather with bark fiber strandFire sharpening the thick end of arrowTrimming feather with a hot coal6 arrowsUsing bark to make a quiverShooting a log target at 10 metersArrow sticks in wellBow and Arrows

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