Well, fall is bearing down on us so i decided to post some pics of what I hope to use to fill my freezer with this year. (If not, the .308 works fine...) start with some riven /split hedge...get close to bow size and Dry, dry, dry...To around 7-8% MC! You can build a drying box or use hot attic / sunny car. ( Idea : Put those fresh white oak splits in the wife's cobalt - they'll be ready by fall! ) Take a drawknife to it....layout a bow, drawknife some more...scrape, tiller repeat... Stain, glue snakeskins if available. This huge milksnake was hit by a student of mine on the way to school. Of course he brought it in.