Osage deflex/reflex 61# 32”(No. 100)

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This bow was in the fuming pipe for about a week and the result was a very nice multi colored appearance. The early wood rings took much more of the fuming. At a specific light angle there is a wonderful 3d effect in the wood, looks like black / brown strokes are laying in aRead 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

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

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 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

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

Fancy boo backed ERC, 46#/27″ (No. 51)

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You can find the making of this bow here! The next steps: The whole thing turned out a bit short with the stiff handle, I tried to lengthen the bow with the backing and additional underlay. Both, the backing and the underlays were steam bent, they should work as stiff levers of a mild static.Read 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

Osage static, 55#/28″ (No. 47)

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This bow is asymmetrical with a positive tiller of about 7 mm. Limbs are dead flat on belly, on the back a shallow crown. The fades are 6” long (widest part of limb – to handle). String groove filed into the levers. It was a nice clean stave, only two pin knots with no problems.Read more

Cornus mas flat, 55#/28″ (No. 46)

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This is another cornus mas bow, in this case a flat with stiff outer limbs. I have several staves from that wood and will try to find out the best matching design. The wood is extreme dense and heavy. The back has some character with humps and bumps, the remaining cambium sparks add a bitRead more

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