You need a 25-35 pound 11-16 kg draw for hunting small game or 40-60 pounds.
A tree got blown down at my nephews work and he did me a favor and brought it to my shop. I don't know what kind of wood this is, but it looks hard and might.
In this paper, I discuss the use of various woods for bow staves in the Great Basin and adjacent regions. I then discuss the harvesting of wood for bow staves from still living Juniper trees in western Nevada, and offer ideas about the exchange of wooden bow staves Cited by: Jul 15, The primitive experts say it is best to cut bow staves in the winter because more of the sap is down out of the tree.
For osage, leave the bark on the staves and split them into about 3″ wide splits. Make sure to seal the ends with shellac, wood glue, or other good paint sealer. Jun 12, Cut down the right tree at its base and and remove the chosen section.
Its length should be 1' to 2' longer than the envisioned bow's final length. 4 Split the section, if needed%(71). Nov 08, It was going well, but I could tell that this tree was not going to be bow making material: The end result wasn't good, but not as bad as I though it would be, I will cut the worst twist off and once it is dry make a couple of small (32 inch) bows, just for the experience.
I'm almost certain the tree choice is at fault here, not the tool.