Correct hand position in archery is a vital part of your form. An incorrect grip can cause torque on the bow causing the arrow to fling left and right. Keep a 45 degree angle grip as well as a relaxed hand to limit your impact on the shot.
Making the bowstring is certainly one of the easiest parts of making your own bow. Though there are a few different techniques used to make a bow string, the most common is referred to as the continuous loop bowstring. This continuous loop bowstring is a good choice for either recurve or compound bows.