So, a while back I found a stick that looked like it would make a promising bow rest.
I shaved off the bark.
Drilled a hole in the bottom.
Found a suitable bit of metal for the ground spike.
Inserted the ground spike with some 2-part epoxy resin. Waited for it to harden.
Painted the stick with wood sealant to make it waterproof. And ta-da!
One beautiful new bow rest sticking in the nice soft lawn…
…which snapped the first time I stuck it in the harder soil at the club range.
Rotten at the core, see? So, lesson learnt. Back to the drawing board.