asymmetric – Stonehill Primitive Bows

Osage 5curve with pronounced curves 52 #/28” (No. 99)

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Nice clean stave, but had some drying cracks on the belly. I filled them with thin super glue – no problems. All curves are steamed in. In this case a bit more pronounced than on the two bows before. Fades got tapering out ridges. Black goat leather and linen for the handle, black buffalo hornRead more

Osage 5curve with a concave back 49#/28” (No. 97)

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This bow is made out of a unique stave. The back is along almost the entire length homogenous concave. This is enormous mass saving, but tillering is a bit more complicated. The belly ridge comes out of the fades and ends with the tips. Cross section is more or less a 5edge with a concaveRead more

Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)

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It was a hard struggle to tiller this bow, lot of reflex and a good load of curves. The reflex is not spread along the limbs, but comes from kinks in the fades and the limbs are more or less straight. The kinks in lower and upper limb hadn’t the same amount, so one wasRead more

Osage mini ELB (No. 92)

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It doesn’t need much wood to make a serious bow from osage. This bow comes from a splinter, a left over from a thicker stave. It was only 1” wide and 5/8” thick at maximum, but super clean and needed only a bit of dry heat corrections for string alignment. This bow is made forRead more

wide limbed BL from a board (No. 90)

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Some time ago a guy was here searching in my pile for BL staves. He came across a thick board, looked at it and sourced out. I was watching him and asked why he did that and got the answer it is a board and not a stave, so he let it here. In hisRead more

Osage static for Roland (No. 85)

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Another fumed static (one week), full of character, laid out as a 5 curve. One limb had this form natural, the other limb got induced curves. Ridges beginning at the handle are tapering out past the fades. The levers got very deep string grooves with sharp ridges. Addy rings on handle and tips allows cuttingRead more

Osage fumed static for Christian N. (No. 84)

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This stick is fumed for 6 days before tillering on the belly, so finally I’ve got a rich colored surface. It is a more flat limbed long faded design, I call it willow leaf (see front sight). In cross section it has a mild concave belly, but is no HLD in origin sense. I hadRead more

Osage pure straight stick 57#/26” (No 83)

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Only little heat gun correction for balancing out, no heat treatment. All the colors are from the fuming process (five days) and the tiller scraping after fuming. An additional ring on the back works as natural nock overlay (cutting through the back!). Arrow mark is a little brass nail filed flat, no more stuff onRead more

Osage static hunting bow (N0. 82)

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Specs: 59” ntn (if I remember right) about 50 – 55#/26” I was invited to the 1. ANNUAL PRIMITIV ARCHER INVITATIONAL. This is plan C of my trade bows, (plan B = bow No.78, plan A = bow No.75). As this bow is thought to hunt with there are no fancy things – it isRead more

Osage with bloodwood handle (No. 81)

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This is a very low dense piece of osage, but it has lots of character. Knots and warts on the back and some nice curves. Also many drying cracks had to be filled with super glue, but went o.k. Being that low dense I did some heat treating to get a bit more out, butRead more

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