Osage recurve deflex/reflex 47/27” (No. 108)

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The stave was a nice clean piece of osage. Recurves are steamed in, deflex and sideway corrections are done with the heat gun. Overlays are a combo of black buffalo and mammoth, arrow pass is mammoth. The handle is bulbous with stingray leather wrap. Cross section is lenticular, fades with ridge. Very similar to bowRead more

Osage for JH 43/27″ (No. 106)

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The stave was a nice clean piece of osage. Recurves are steamed in, corrections are done with the heat gun. Overlays are a combo of black buffalo and mammoth, arrow pass is buffalo. The handle is osage/hickory/osage combo with stingray wrap. dw/dl: 43#/27” ntn: 61½” bh: 4½” mass: 522 gram max.w: 1⅝” asymmetric, stiff handleRead more

how to make a fishskin handle

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Here are a few pics how I do a fishskin handle, with snake skin or cherry bark it is the same process. In this case it is a plains style bow and a skin from atlantic cod.   First work is to measure the exact location of the handle (skins + leather edging), masking withRead more

Osage plains bow with fishskin handle (No. 104)

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dw/dl: 41#/22” ntn: 44” bh: 4¼” reflexn: 1½” mass: 244 gram max. width: 1⅛” 06”: 04,8 08”: 09,2 (+4,4) 10”: 13,2 (+4,0) 12”: 17,2 (+4,0) 14”: 21,4 (+4,2) 16”: 25,8 (+4,4) 18”: 30,5 (+4,7) 20”: 35,6 (+5,1) 22”: 41,0 (+5,4) This bow is heat corrected for string alignment and untwisting (particularly). It got an additionalRead more