Elm static 45#/28″ (No. 41)

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This bow came from a very nice and clean elm stave. Only some side corrections were necessary, done with the heatgun. Tips are horn overlays from water buff. The bow is 62”ntn.  Read more

Osage sinewed static for Kare, 51#/28″ (No. 40)

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This bow was a birthday present for my good friend Kare. Sinew backing is done in 2 layers. Levers are strengthened with  horn wedges, string bridges is leather (+ super glue). The string bridges are lather soaked in thin super glue after applying. I make those bridges often on statics, reasons: 1. more security whileRead more

osage plains bows for two ladies (part ii) (No. 39)

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Ok, here is the second part. This bow was requested by a Lady who is active indian hobbyist. She gave me the linen clothes for the handle (to match her self made quiver) and the horse hairs. The bow is unbacked as requested. Tips are flipped, handle setback. 50” ntn 25” draw 31# weight GotRead more

Osage plains bows for two ladies (PART I) (No. 38)

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This little bow comes from a belly split from a regular stave. It has lot of character, wavy and snaky and three holes from dead branches. I filled the holes with wild boar hair, on the belly side cut even with carefully worked out (concave) knot areas. The dark spots are the hairs cut even.Read more

Elderberry, HLD, 40#/28″, (No. 37)

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Here is an elderberry sapling bow coming from a stave 60,5” long ( now 59” ntn) and only 1,5” in diameter (at handle). It had a large pith, the hole in the handle is the origin diameter. This diameter tapers out in the fades to a very pronounced groove, which then tapers into a triangularRead more

Osage recurve for Konny, 40#/28″ (No. 36)

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I found a nice piece of flickered Osage in my pile, kinda natural camo. The stave needed a lot of corrections , twist and sideways. The recurves are steam bent. A nice pair of cow horn overlays were put on. They have a 3 d effect, nearly transparent, a bit like mother of pearl. NeverRead more

Elm flat with cherry bark handle, 56#/28″ (No. 35)

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She is a 62” symmetrical bow – handle exact in the geometrical middle. She is heavy heat treated, no stain on the belly! The back is dyed to match with the belly. The outer lines of the limbs are sanded to get the bright stripes. Handle is gentle bending. Overlays are osage, standing rings andRead more

Elm longbow 66/28 (No. 34)

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This is red elm harvested in early summer, so it has very nice early wood on the back. Lots of little warts are on the back and matching little pin knots on the belly – looking like pepper. A beautiful piece of wood. I have dyed the early wood with brown and black, when dryRead more

Golden Chain Tree, take down, 33#/28″ (No. 33)

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This bow is 59” ntn, HLD (hollow limb design). Take down with homemade sleeves, one tip is wrapped, one filed selfnock. String is 6 strands 452X, thickened at the ears with B50. A buildalong is in the ‚how to‘ section, here! Asymmetrical bow, the two parts of the take down have the same length.  Read more

sinew backed osage 105#/28″ (No. 32)

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This was a never ending story, lasting over two years. It started as an experimental project to see what is possible with osage/sinew and what is the right ratio. I did several sinew layers on that, in between the bow was shot and tillered and retillered and so on. But now I call it finished!Read more

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