If you do a quick internet search you will discover there are multiple tutorials for how to make Serah's bowsword from FFXIII-2. This is not a tutorial, nor did I use one whilst constructing my bow. I thought I would just share my experiences of building a bowsword and help anyone who may be in the process of building their own but encountered a problem. Hopefully it will help someone.
I couldn't get images to work on my journal, so I've made a blog site and posted it over there - Blog
I've spent the last 3 hours constructing it, so am fed up and haven't checked the spelling and grammar. I will fix that at some point.... Also I have the flu so meh.