Players can craft a shield bow through the fletching skill at level 10. First, they must cut an unstrung shield bow out of tree trunks, granting them 10 fletching experience. Then they must string the unstrung shield bow with a bowstring, which grants 10 experience points.
Players can craft a Yew Shield Bow through the fletching skill at level 70. First, a player must cut an unstrung Yew Shield Bow from Yew logs, gaining 75 fletching experience. The unstrung bow is then strung with a bowstring for an additional 75 experience.
Players can craft a Willow Shieldbow with the fletching skill at level 40. First they must cut an unstrung willow shield bow from willow logs, which grants 41.5 fletching experience. Then they must string the unstrung willow shield bow with a bowstring that grants 41.5 experience points.
Players can craft an Oaken Shieldbow through the fletching skill at level 25. First, they must cut an unstrung oak shield bow from oak logs, granting them 25 fletching experience. Then they must string the unstrung Oaken Shieldbow with a bowstring, which grants 25 experience points.
To craft this bow, players must use a magic shortbow (u) on a bowstring. This requires 80 fletching and grants 83 experience. They can also be obtained from Hard Clue Scrolls or as rare drops from Spiritual Rangers.
Willow Longbows can be crafted at level 40 Fletching by using a Knife on Willow Logs to craft a Willow Longbow (u), which grants 41.5 experience, and then using a String on the unstrung bow , granting an additional 41.5 experience.
A maple shortbow (u) is an unstrung maple shortbow. It can be crafted by using a knife with maple logs, which requires a fletching level of 50. Crafting this item gives 50 fletching experience. Combining it with a bowstring gives 50 fletching experience and creates a maple shortbow.
Pick flax (either from the Flax Farm or from the Gnome Tree Fortress). Use a spinning wheel and create a bowstring. Or, for a bit more GP, you can buy bowstrings directly from other players.
Players can purchase this bow at most stores that sell ranged weapons. Shortbows can be crafted with the fletching skill at level 1. First, a player must cut an unstrung shortbow out of logs, which grants 5 experience points for fletching. Then the player must string the unstrung shortbow with a bowstring, which grants 5 experience points.
Players can craft a Willow Shortbow through the fletching skill at level 35. First, a player must cut an unstrung willow shortbow from willow logs, granting them 33.3 fletching experience. Then the player can string the Willow Shortbow (u) with a bowstring to gain an additional 33.2 experience.
Dungeon Lore buys bowstrings from the Smuggler. A full charge of 28 Flax generates 420 Crafting Experience (15 x 28). It takes about 50 seconds to spin a full stock of Flax. It takes about one minute and fifteen seconds (1:15) to make a batch of flax in Lumbridge.
What is a short bow? A short bow is just that: a short bow. Technically, the length of a short bow shouldn’t be more than 60 inches. They can be smaller “longbows” where the string doesn’t touch the limbs, but more commonly shortbows are recurve bows. A perfect example of this is the traditional horse bow.