Euonymus minimal stick 35/28 (No.87)

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From time to time I really enjoy working on simple stick bows, with a round diameter at handle and tapering somehow to the tips. Here is one of those quick made sticks, an Euonymus europaeus branch harvested in my garden just a months or so ago. You can see the origin diameter of the branchRead 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 STICKBOW MAASAI (N0. 79)

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asymmetrical ELB style with D cross section; fumed for 7 days; some nice character; holds 1” reflex after shot in self nocks, some rings on the back at tips are left working as a natural overlay; long, black and skinny – named it “Maasai” nothing is on this bow, except a brass mark for arrowRead 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

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

Coco-hazel, 41#/26″ (No. 53)

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After some fancy things here is a quite normal bow. The stave is out of a bunch I usually use to give away to interested kids. This one was the home of some d…. bugs, some cuts with the drawknife and the bugs were in the firewood box. I had the stave in the viceRead more

Black locust lever bow 41#/28″ (No. 42)

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This bow is made out of billets, which are seasoned over 60 years. When I got my hands on this wood it was a trunk about 40” long and 10” in diameter. It was standing in a dark cellar for all the years. When I touched it the bark fell off like powder – neverRead 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

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

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