After taking my recurve bow out for the first time in many months, I was strongly dissatisfied with its accuracy as comfort so I delved into some possible solutions. Right off the bat I found that good arrows make a difference so I ordered some aluminum ones. I also found out that a large portion of the archery community online made diy bow stabilizers that prevent the bow from wobbling when you draw back and fire, and can provide some vibrational dampening. All you need is a hollow tube with some weights on the end of it, but some commercial versions can cost over $300! I found some thinwalled aluminum tubing at my town's recycling center, and I came up with a design incorporating flange washers and rubber washers for ultimate vibrational dampening. Another good tip I found online is to stuff the hollow tube with packing peanuts for more dampening.
I searched to find what I should use to paint the stabilizer or "stab" for short, and the archery forums online swore by truck bed spray paint. They said it's extremely easy to apply and very resistant to peeling and scratching unlike alternatives such as plastidip. I decided to paint my entire bow with this textured black finish after sanding everything down and putting some detail work onto the riser (the wood handle portion) with my wood burner.
The difference between using the stabilizer and shooting without it is remarkable, and for $20 you simply can't beat it! Plus this was a fun project and I hope it will inspire other beginner archery enthusiasts.