Bows – Seite 4 – Stonehill Primitive Bows

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

Flipped lever osage bow, 54#/28″ (No.67)

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This my first attempt on a kinda flipped molly, or better kinked lever bow. Total length is 64” ntn, assymetrical, nock to lever kink is 12”, working parts of limb is 14” (upper) and 13” (lower), stiff handle section about 13”. It was a very clean stave – only a few pin knots, but atwistRead more

Elm HLD flat bow, 67#/28 (No. 66)

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This is a short time (about 30 h) fumed elm flattie. The remaining cambium on the back turned into a deep black, really great effect. Next time I will leave on more cambium! The wood came out a lot more darker than before, but obviously there are not that much tannin acids in elm thanRead more

osage centershot handle bow, 55#/28″ (No. 65)

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This bow is made of a unique looking stave, at the handle it had been grown around a huge dead standing branch. The grain in this area also influenced the hump on the back. An other smaller knot was coming out at handle, it was cut off and sanded down – no problem in thisRead more

Barberry r/d HLD, (No. 64)

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This is barberry stave, lat. berberis. Barberry is a little shrub or bush where seldom a stave can found from. If anyone is here with experience with that wood – I would like to here more. I have known of the beauty color of that wood. So you could imagine my smile when this staveRead more

Yew static, 64#/28″ (No. 63)

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This is a very low dense yew, only 6 or 7 rings per inch, grown in my homeland (elevation 365m). Not good for ELBs, so I decided to go for a flattie with statics. The stave was deflex above handle, so I heated in the same amount on the lower fade. On the back areRead more

Osage vintage hunter, 66#/28″ (No. 62)

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After ring chasing I put the stave in the fuming pipe for one day and got a nice caramel color. The further working brought the yeller color on sides and belly. This way the finished bow turned out in a two tone appearance. A pleasure in my eyes and I will do that again forRead more

Black Locust, Mohegan (No. 60) and Algonkin (No.61)

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I’ve got a nice BL stave from my good friend Marc to make him a short recurve. The stave is about 1½” thick and 1¼” wide, clean free of knots and with a nice relative even reflex. Some sap layers are on and has a really nice color. Length is 66”. As Marc is nowRead more

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