Juniper flattie 38/26 (No.110)

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Here is a bow from a really expressive character stave with wonderful colors. A selection of the problems (= character, ha-ha): It has a tremendous changing crown – causing particularly hollowed out belly; Portions of ingrown dead wood; Huge hole in lower limb; It was hard work to tiller this little bow, but finally aRead more

Holly flatty “holey holly” 34/28 (No. 109)

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Some years ago I got some holly (ilex aquifolium) staves donated from my friend Andi (thanks bro!). One of those was split in halves, one half was a good one and made a nice bow. The other half was full of dead branches and I laid it in a corner and forgot about it. OverRead more

Osage recurve deflex/reflex 47/27” (No. 108)

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The stave was a nice clean piece of osage. Recurves are steamed in, deflex and sideway corrections are done with the heat gun. Overlays are a combo of black buffalo and mammoth, arrow pass is mammoth. The handle is bulbous with stingray leather wrap. Cross section is lenticular, fades with ridge. Very similar to bowRead more

Osage shorty d/r with short recurves 43/27” (No. 107)

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The stave was short, but clean with little character and a hole in the upper limb. I tried to do a bit different tips than normal, in this case they are wide (limbs are almost parallel the whole length, taper just in depth). The short recurves are steamed in. The side view shows the deflexRead more

Osage for JH 43/27″ (No. 106)

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The stave was a nice clean piece of osage. Recurves are steamed in, corrections are done with the heat gun. Overlays are a combo of black buffalo and mammoth, arrow pass is buffalo. The handle is osage/hickory/osage combo with stingray wrap. dw/dl: 43#/27” ntn: 61½” bh: 4½” mass: 522 gram max.w: 1⅝” asymmetric, stiff handleRead more

Osage static for Reas 48/28” (No. 105)

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This bow is a gift for my good friend Reas, I hope he will like it. It is from a nice stave with lot of character, which caused some time for tillering. I let the wiggles in the side view, so the fd look somehow weird. But it is well balanced and came out asRead more

Osage plains bow with fishskin handle (No. 104)

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dw/dl: 41#/22” ntn: 44” bh: 4¼” reflexn: 1½” mass: 244 gram max. width: 1⅛” 06”: 04,8 08”: 09,2 (+4,4) 10”: 13,2 (+4,0) 12”: 17,2 (+4,0) 14”: 21,4 (+4,2) 16”: 25,8 (+4,4) 18”: 30,5 (+4,7) 20”: 35,6 (+5,1) 22”: 41,0 (+5,4) This bow is heat corrected for string alignment and untwisting (particularly). It got an additionalRead more

Carpinus betulus ‚DOGLEG‘ (No. 103)

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ntn: 59½” bh: 5” mass: 506 gram max. width: 1¾” symmetrical stiff handle: species: carpinus betulus 08”: 06,0 10”: 11,2 (+5,2) 12”: 15,9 (+4,7) 14”: 20,2 (+4,3) 16”: 24,3 (+4,1) 18”: 28,4 (+4,1) 20”: 32,6 (+4,2) 22”: 36,6 (+4,0) 24”: 40,6 (+4,0) 26”: 45,0 (+4,4) 28”: 49,8 (+4,8) Carpinus betulus, european hornbeam, or Hainbuche inRead more

Cornus mas ‚propeller‘ 43/28” (No. 102)

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ntn: 56½” bh: 5” mass: 454 gram max. width: 2” symmetrical stiff handle Really good cornus mas (cornelian cherry) are quite rare at my homeland. But, as this wood is one of the best bow woods here, I take every piece I get my hands on. This one was a special stave, super clean –Read more

Osage 5curve take down 60#/28” (No. 101)

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This is a very hard shooting bow for it’s drawweight, probably because of it’s light (mass) limbs. The limbs come out of the fades with a belly ridge so they have a 5 edge cross section, in the last 4” before tips they change into a triangular shape. The td sleeves are home made. HandleRead more

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