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WHAT WILL YOU MAKE?PRINT THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
- Long Bendy Strip of Wood (roughly 3'x1"x1/4")
- 20-pound Fishing Line
- 2 Twisty Ties
- Small Block of Wood (roughly 2"x1"x1")
- Coping Saw
- Glue Stick or Rosin if you have it
Cut some notches
Cut two notches in each end of the wooden strip with the coping saw. Make the marks roughly 1/2 inch deep, and space them out evenly
Add the strings
Tie a loop in one end of the fishing line and hook it onto the notches in one end of the wood strip. » Run the fishing line to the other end of the strip, then slide it into one notch and back through the other notch. » Repeat theis process 4-5 times.
Bend the bow
Bend the strip of wood slighly, and tighten the strings by tugging the excess slack through the notches. This may require a second person. » Tie off the fishing line by wrapping it around the notches several times, then cut the line from the spool. » Near each end of the bow, twist a twisty tie around the strings to bunch the strings together.
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