Bows – Seite 3 – Stonehill Primitive Bows

OSAGE STICKBOW MAASAI (N0. 79)

post image

asymmetrical ELB style with D cross section; fumed for 7 days; some nice character; holds 1” reflex after shot in self nocks, some rings on the back at tips are left working as a natural overlay; long, black and skinny – named it “Maasai” nothing is on this bow, except a brass mark for arrowRead more

OSAGE take down hunting bow (N0. 78)

post image

Deflexed at handle and long slender hooks with self nocks. The cutting through the back is possible with an additional ring here. I have no access to snake skins or other fancy stuff but I have fish skins brought from a friend from a fishing trip in Denmark. The fish is atlantic cod, it wasRead more

Black locust fumed flattie (No. 77)

post image

This Black Locust has a nice even crown and a dead flat belly. The tips are flipped with steam and are tapering from the flat belly into a triangular cross section. The outers are stiff. On the back is rawhide, stained with 3 different colors and fading out towards the tips. The rawhide strips areRead more

Black Locust with snake leather handle (No. 76)

post image

this bow comes from nice clean stave, which was gentle heat treated and heat corrected. The lower limb has much more reflex than the upper, it was natural grown. This causes a lot of positve tiller. The flips are also made with heat. Backing is red and black dyed rawhide; handle overlay is bloodwood; arrowRead more

osage take down hunting bow for Christian S. (Nr. 75)

post image

This is the finished bow from the buildalong here   This bow is thought to be a hunting bow, and in a take down version. My thoughts about a bushbow are: not too long, dull finish with natural colors or camo, low stress design to allow leaving the bow braced the hunting session long –Read more

sister statics (No. 73 + 74) part 2

post image

Well here is part 2 of the story. This is a bow very similar looking to the first one, only a bit more mass, a lot of heated in reflex, the outers let a bit stiffer – but with a good twenty pounds more of drawweight. After shot in it still holds a nice reflexRead more

Sister statics (No. 73 + 74) part 1

post image

The proud new owner in action …. And here is the story: Some time ago my friend Alfred asked me to make an osage static for him. I found a nice stave, wide enough to split again but not deep enough for a stiff handle (what he requested). Well splitting and recurving went o.k. withoutRead more

Osage static for Wald, 44#/28”, (No. 72)

post image

Wald requested a left handed static with selftips. I had a nice suitable stave for it, some corrections had to be done and a carefully work at a big knot hole (not going through) in the lower limb. Wald picked a red leather out of my pile and I thought a arrow pass inlay ofRead more

osage sinewed shorty with static recurves (No. 71)

post image

Osage, 53“ long ntn, 56#/28“, sinewed with two layers, painted with earth pigments, no replica – just a short sinewed and painted static. The making of is here! I did some scetches before I painted the bow The f/d pics are not the best but only opportunity to do it outside … Braced Back BellyRead more

Osage big recurve, fumed (Nr. 70)

post image

This is a longer (than my usual) recurve with deflexed fades. I will go for a fuming process, but with a (hopefully) faded two tone surface. In other words I will tape the tips and fades and remove portions of the tape while the fuming process. We will see what comes out. Below is aRead more

1 2 3 4 5 10