I started off making the bow with a log about 8 feet long and roughly 3 inches thick (what a find!) and hauled the heavy thing up to my workshop to let it dry. I waited about half a week until I was too anxious to wait and within a hour I had succesfully cut the log down to about 5 feet and split the giant thing in half with a hatchet. I later used the compound miter saw (chop saw as I like to call it) to give it a nice clean cut on each end. After hours and hours of work I had the general shape of the bow carved out and then gave a general tiller to it. Still so much work to be done and so much fun to be made of it :). I’ll upload pictures of it in a project doodad on my page.
-- Always have an edge, you won't always need it but you'll feel safer with it.