Well I finished the bow today.
I put on 4 coats of wipe on polyurethane (over the last few days of course) Then wrapped the handle.
I was going to do a leather wrap handle (and I still might later) but I had some “leather like” material made for wrapping around tennis racket handles. I used that instead. It works really well.
This particular piece of wood has some light colored “speckling” in it. I think it adds character.
I need to practice my penman ship. : )
This is the strongest bow I have made yet. I measured its pull at around 50 lbs. It will loose a little as it gets broke in so I labeled it 48 lbs. It shoots great.