Black locust fumed flattie (No. 77)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

Osage recurve for Evi (No. 69)

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60” ntn 38#/28” Whenever a bow in the 35# range comes from my workbench, my wife check it out. And again ad again she says, now that’s a lovely one I will take it for me. Same with this one. The bow is tillered out to 28, she draws only 26. So lot of securityRead more

Osage Golden Brown 62#/28” (Nr. 68)

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Stave The stave was a very well seasoned piece of osage with lots of character there, humps and bumps, snaky curves, changing crown and some twist – caused into a lot of correction work (all done with the heat gun). The stave was too thin at handle, so I glued on a piece of matchingRead more

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