This man is a genius. Not only would I not have believed that making a PVC bow was possible; I could not have thought possible that anyone could demonstrate how that works in less than ten minutes. That’s exactly what Nick the Backyard Bowyer does.
It seems pretty simple — just heat it up, flatten the limbs, and then make sure they’re straight. You could jack up and throw away ten of them before you got one right, and you’d still be only a few bucks in the hole. The newest addition to my list of things to do this week is stealing Chuck’s heat gun and trying this out after building a flattening jig.
Props to you Nick, and well done! It’s projects and thinking like this that make DIY possible and affordable. We love the end product and how you managed to keep everything easy to build.
PVC Horse Bow [Youtube]