I see no reason why rawhide strips shouldn't work. Just keep in mind to butt them as uniformly as possible, and sand them all to a uniform thickness before finishing. Elmer's exterior carpenter's glue does a fine job, but don't be fooled by the "exterior" in the name. Give your bow a good waterproof finish. Most of all, take your time and have fun with it!
Answered on 2/28/2012 by Blue Duck from Ozora, MO.