I want to build a new crossbow (surprise !!) with a wood prod and I was wondering.
I have a nice board made of IPE with a straight grain (it's 0,75 inch thick). It's gonna be 2 inches large at the center and about 32 inches notch to notch. Would it be better to back it with a 1/8 inch thick hickory piece AND sinew or just the sinew (about 0,25 thick) is enough ?