Building a bamboo backed hickory bow is a better place for new bowyers to start. Hickory is considered one of the best woods for beginners to learn on because it is tough as nails and forgiving of mistakes.
This simple instructional booklet with illustrations gives you all the help you need to build a Bamboo backed bow from a simple board stave and bamboo strips or hickory strips. It covers everything from materials to use, preparation, glues and clamping, cooking, shaping, tillering and finishing. This complete booklet is sure to make your project a success.