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Buy a large rawhide dog chew from a pet shop.
Soak it and unknot it, then pin it on a board to dry and clean it up.
You can dampen it then stick it to the back of a bow with your white PVA carpenter's glue.
Bind it on tight with string as you go.
If you didn't already thin it, you can sand it thin and smooth when it is dry on the back of the bow.
It won't add power like sinew, but it will limit breakage from lifts on the back.
But I prefer fresh air as a backing on a self bow, which can be done with boards by picking out a suitable board and chasing a back ring.
Backing quarter sawn wood is an economic and common less-work method, especially if you plan on making a bunch of cheap bows for sale.
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