Here’s a bow I made for my own amusement.
Made from a strip of 8mm red elm, 7 layers of fiber glass, 3 layers of carbon fibre and a black walnut handle.
This bow really works, it fires arrows with power and is strong. I can pull back as far as possible with no cracking or failure.
It was a task though, I had to build a jig With the correct bow curve, then assemble all the parts soaked in epoxy resin into a vacuum bag onto the jig then vacuum all the air out whilst clamping the materials to the jig leaving it to set. The rest is self explanatory but the results are lethal :)