If you are going to try to sell some of the staves as bow wood you need to treat the wood correctly. The ends need to be sealed to prevent checking, I use Elmers wood glue. This slows down the drying process. Store the staves laying down flat, don't stand them in a corner. Also the longer the wood drys typically the better the bow. I have a couple staves I cut down in 1998 up in the attic this winter I will be making a new bow. A nice piece of hickory doesn't make a bad bow either.