Watch: Making a Solid-Steel Bow From an Old Leaf Spring


Watch: Making a Solid-Steel Bow From an Old Leaf Spring

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone decides to use a lifetime supply of cutoff wheels to craft a compound bow from an old steel vehicle spring.

I didn’t get very far into the vid before I had to mute the sound, those tools get annoying.

It really didn’t take all that much work, and of course I was kidding about how many cutoff wheels it takes, and in the end he’s got a heck of a bow. Definitely a lot better than what you could whittle out of a tree limb!

Recycling the hardware off an ancient compound bow was a good idea…


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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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