A friend roped me into archery as a hobby, and instead of buying a bow, I decided to make my own.
Making the bow was easy enough. Picked up some ash wood, cut it to shape, and then rasped and sanded down to a smooth draw. I picked up some actual bowstring string for the bowstring, because why the heck not.
Made up that jig pictured there to show me the curvature of the bow at certain weights. I’d hook the string on one of the screws, then step back a bit and look to make sure the curve was smooth and even.
Took it out for quite a few test shots. I’m a terrible marksman, but I was able to get a large majority of the arrows stuck into the bag.