Osage snakey static out of an imperfect stave (No. 57)

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A stave with every sort of imperfections in the beginning …. – twisted 90° – pronounced dogleg 30° – abrupt reflex on the other limb 20° – side kinks – holes – a kinda waist (from a big branch) at the bending part of one limb that thing is 71“ long. My first thought wasRead more

Boo backed ERC out of slats

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This is the making of bow (No. 51). Some months ago a friend asked wether I would like to have a branch of a juniper which he had to cut away as it was broken down by a storm. And of corse I did. He brought a piece, kinda a quarter of a stave withRead more

making of MOM N‘ DAD (No. 49 + 50)

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Here is the stave I’ve got from my friend Erwin (thank you, Erwin!) from Austria. It is a bit deflexed, 52” long, about 2” wide at the crown, has some avoidable knots and unfortunately one absolute not avoidable. I first thought about making a replica bow, but gave up that idea and went for aRead more

How to glue on feathers

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2 woodpecker feathers glued on with thinned tbIII. First  the feathers are applied on an adhesive (not too sticky) with the outside, then the bulky quill is cut off (bellyside) beginning from the bottom. The feather is now like a wet noodle, but still on the tape, now apply the glue and put it onRead more

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