I thought I would show how easy the steps are to get a functional PVC bow following the directions from backyardbowyer (Nicholas Tomihama) on Youtube. To start with I also bout Mr. Toihama's book "Simple PVC Pipe Bows" on Amazon. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Simple-PVC-Pi...8&qid=1353788111&sr=8-2&keywords=pvc+pipe+bow Step 1: Cut the Pipe to length. In this case I started out with a 5 foot length of 1 inch schedule 40 PVC pipe and removed 2 inches to get a total length of 58 inches which should give me a 40-45 pound draw at 27 inches which was the request of my brother for whom I am making this bow. Step 2: Find the center and mark lines 2 inches on either side to make the handle area. Step 3: Heat the limb with a heat gun. When the limb is flexible along its whole length it is ready to be flattened. Step 4: Clamp the limb in using the adjustable flattening jig in the Backyardbowyers Video on youtube. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other side... Then move on to form the handle.