Getting Young Kids Started with Archery!
A buddy of mine, Barry Bonnell, and I had a dozen neighbor kids over for a bow-making and shooting day. Barry and I managed to make 13 bow from 1/2" schedule 40 PVC pipe ranging in draw from 17 lbs to 25 lbs. The youngsters were mostly 2nd graders (7-8 year old) but one young lady was a 7th grader. (there parents are now into archery as well!)
There are lots of advantages in making PVC bows for kids:
1. cost - about $1.30.
2, 1/2" PVC pipe $2.03 @ HD (makes 2 bows @$1.02 each)
3. Paracord $2.97 for 50' (strings for 10 bows @$.28
4. Scrap leather for handles and arrow rests - free from LUNA Sandals (BIG PLUG FOR LUNA SANDALS - THEY ROCK!)
Here are some photos of the days work! More at Puget Sound Knappers 2015 PVC Bow Class
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