I have little in the way of tools, a good hatchet and a knife, And I have glue. LolIs there anyway you could mill what you have, either by hand plane or? To make laminations? I read in Jack Harrision's book where he did that with Tokin Cane bamboo to make lams for a bow. He wanted true Tokin Cane but most is shipped in 2 to 3 in diameter stalks. They cut it onto strips and glued them up or is this a no- no for a all wood bow?
Hm I've never noticed them, but then again I'm not at home depot or lowes very often, I will look! ThanksYou can use strips for limb cores, but for the backing you need the power fibers on the outside which means a single piece.
Around here you can get 4-5" poles at home depot in the gardening section, I guess they are for decoration or something. I've backed a few bows with them successfully.