The wood that im usin is yew, and its not the easyest wood to work with but its so cool. It basically impossible to explain all how to do a long bow so im just basically gonna tell you how i did mine. In thiss image i have just cut the wood in the shape and starting to work it slowly basically allmost only by hand.
Step 2: Making The Reflex Effect
Im forsing the bow in a reflex position and glueing the peace of hickory tree on it, so when the super strong glue hardens, the reflex effect will stay.
Step 3: The Stretching
Now i have worked on it about 3 weeks by hand, and starting to make it get uset to being streched out. Little by little it is starting to strech...
Step 4: Making It Thinner
Now im in the proses to make the bow thinner so it can actually bend without cracking. It has to bend perfectly on both sides, otherwise it will break. Im using the knife in making it thinner.
Step 5: More Stretching
Im using the tiller to strech it cause i have not made the string yet. As you can see, the curve is alot bigger now cause i have used the knife.