Once alone with nature, you have to survive, getting food with the help of available tools. Well, if you have a cold weapon or a hunting rifle. Once in a situation where there is neither one nor the other, you can make a weapon out of wood with your own hands.
Almost any weapon can be made of wood: a bow, a crossbow for hunting, a knife, a spear, a jail, a slingshot, an ax, and even a gun. More details on how to make a weapon out of wood are discussed below.
- Which tree to choose for manufacturing?
- 2 Slingshot out of wood do it yourself
- 3Wooden club
- 4The knife made of wood with their own hands
- 5Wooden bow and crossbow
Which tree to choose for manufacturing?
The choice of material for the manufacture of weapons – a very important task.
- Birch is a strong and unyielding material, it is better to make batons from it.
- Aspen, poplar and pine are softer and respond well to various types of processing.
- But the most suitable for homemade wood is an oak. Oak wood is well processed, light in weight, durable, does not lose its characteristics over time.
Before you do the workpiece, you need to choose a material that does not contain knots, rotten areas, curvatures, heterogeneity of fibers, then dry without exposure to direct sunlight. When the material is ready, produced weapons stock.
Slingshot made of wood with their own hands
The simplest weapon made of wood is a slingshot. With the help of this throwing weapon you can hunt birds and small game, and for making a minimum of materials is necessary – a strong rubber band or a harness, and a branch with a fork (it is better to use hazel).
The fork is cut off from the main part of the trunk of the desired size, polished, a tourniquet is attached to both ends. For reliability at the ends of the slingshot, you can make small cuts so that the harness does not slide off.
A weapon of similar simplicity is a wooden club. The disadvantage of this projectile is that for its use it is necessary to maintain a short distance, which can be very difficult during a hunt. For the manufacture of clubs you need to use a young tree, cut down closer to the root, where the wood is the most durable. The bark is gently removed from the surface of the workpiece, all the knots, it is soaked for a day in water, then dried over a fire to blackness, which is then removed by grinding with sand and grass. This procedure must be done several times, as a result of which a durable club comes out that does not rot.
DIY wood knife
No less complex improvised weapon is a wooden knife. It can be planed in a solid form from a wooden bar, and can be made of two components. To do this, apply a sketch of the workpiece on the wooden bars, then cut with a hacksaw. After that, both parts are glued together in a single unit. If the manufacture of a wooden knife is carried out in field conditions, then, as a rule, there is nothing to glue the component parts. Therefore, it is cut from a solid bar.
The blade is well sharpened and polished carefully, after which it must be burned on the fire, giving it strength. If there is an opportunity, you can make a varnish coat of a knife, then moisture will not be terrible for him.
Wooden bow and crossbow
Bow or crossbow – an effective weapon in the forest, made of wood. There are many video examples of the manufacture of the crossbow, which describe in detail the whole process. First, the body of the crossbow with an arrow groove is cut out. An arc will be attached to one end of the hull, and one-third of the other end will have a trigger. It is better to make the arc from several layers of plywood glued to each other, which are folded after drying. You can make it out of metal. At both ends of the crossbow arc, holes must be made to fasten the bowstring. The arc is attached to the body with the help of a strong rope, if it is not at hand – with the help of a wire. The bowstring is attached to the arc in such a way that it closely passes over the body, but does not touch it. The task of the trigger mechanism is to capture the string and its sharp descent. The design of the mechanism can be made in the form of a wide arc or a complex system of hooks.
Arrows for a crossbow are made of elastic wood, they are given a cylindrical shape, after which they are polished. The tip can be made both wooden, metal or stone.
It is possible to manufacture not only “cold” weapons from wood. You can do something like a pistol or a gun, but you need to understand that it will be short-lived. The algorithm for making a pistol is simple: you need to make a frame from the tree to which the barrel is attached, as well as a trigger mechanism with a striker, you can add a magazine. A metal tube is used as a barrel.
A full-fledged gun to make wood is difficult, but you can make a dart arrow, which will become a full-fledged hunting projectile. In order to make it, you need to cut the cylinder out of an empty aerosol cartridge, into which a piston is cut, made of wood. To ensure normal friction force, a rubber skirt is attached to the piston. Next, the rod is made using a large nail and spring. Inside the wooden frame you need to make a hole in which a cylinder with a piston is placed. The trigger mechanism is similar to the crossbow, in more detail the process of its installation can be found on the video. The barrel of a dartometer should be made using a metal pipe, and for darts – nails.