After a compound bow failed him on a turkey hunt more than a decade ago, 29-year-old Michael Spink of Spink Wooden Bows in Pocahontas, Arkansas, started making his own wooden bows by hand. He walked us through the process of crafting a 68-inch Native American longbow.
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.