Step 1: Riser!
the riser is the 'wooden part' in the accompanying pictures, put simply this acts as the handle, arrow holder, limb holder and all round main structure.
Firstly I have laminated a piece of 19mm ply between two lengths of jarrah, simply by using wood glue and a few clamps. While drying I drew up my riser design and cut it out with scissors!
I then stuck my paper riser blank onto the timber and cut it out carefully using a jigsaw, and then more intrecitly with a small band saw (however this is not vital!) remembering to cut a small notch out for the arrow to sit in, this must be on the left of the riser if you are right handed and the right if you are left handed! after doing so I sanded the riser untill it was smooth and seamless, also sanding the handle untill it feels comfortable in the hand and ergonomic.
Step 2: Limbs!
Step 3: Bow String!
I have simply cut 6 lengths of hemp twine, and using my cordless drill I have tightened the Chuck of the drill onto one end of the 6 twine lengths and then tied the other end to something solid, now slowly spinning the drill to wrap the strands around each other, once I have done this I coated the string in a thick layer of bow wax and then kept the tension on the string for a few hours so that it doesn't curl up when taken off. now that you have done this tie one end to the tip of the limb and the other end to the opposite side!