Strung up with paracord its now pulling to full draw and firing garden canes with some good force, and feels flexible and strong.
Just need to measure the draw weight which must be around 45lb and finish the hazel arrows I gathered from a tree in the same woods. Then get practising on some targets!
The previous ash stave I split with wedges has been roughed out and I'll finish it when fully seasoned the slow way, but if this bush made bow works OK then I probably wont need to.
Axing out the belly
Knife work complete
Hazel arrows gathered
EDIT - After finally finishing some arrows and a few other primitive weapons, I took this bow for a play in the woods where it was made.
Read all about it in this post - http://woodsmancrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/primitive-hunting-weapons-and-practice.html