I'm looking into making my own bow and was wanting to use local materials. I was wondering if anyone has made a bow with local woods, and what would work the best. I'm looking at willows, like the diamond willow, but that might be too hard of a wood. I know Birch is too hard, and spruce splits and brakes too easy. Any local bowyers that can give me an idea what was used by the natives or what they use that's local?