flipped tips – Stonehill Primitive Bows

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 fumed flipped flattie (No.89)

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Nice stick with some character and a hole in the upper limb. I used it to get some pheasant feathers on. The stick was fumed with a chased ring as a bow blank,. After tillering I got that two tone appearance. It was a bit thin for a good handle, I glued on a pieceRead more

BL recurve 45/28 (No.88)

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The billets for this bow came from a very old black locust trunk, seasoned + 75 years. The color of that wood is just beautiful like honey, not that more or less olive brown I usually have here. The grain shows up nicely. On the lower limb are two cluster knots, one of them securedRead 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

BBO fumed (No. 80)

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Bamboo backed osage with flipped tips heavily trapped (45°)profile extreme skinny tips, cow horn on tips and arrow pass hadn’t much wood to play with – had to follow the grain of the osage, so got some character ratio boo/osage = 50/50 incredible low mass of only 345 g (12 oz), 57” ntn 48#/27”  Read more

Black locust fumed flattie (No. 77)

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This Black Locust has a nice even crown and a dead flat belly. The tips are flipped with steam and are tapering from the flat belly into a triangular cross section. The outers are stiff. On the back is rawhide, stained with 3 different colors and fading out towards the tips. The rawhide strips areRead more

Black Locust with snake leather handle (No. 76)

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this bow comes from nice clean stave, which was gentle heat treated and heat corrected. The lower limb has much more reflex than the upper, it was natural grown. This causes a lot of positve tiller. The flips are also made with heat. Backing is red and black dyed rawhide; handle overlay is bloodwood; arrowRead more

Osage recurve for Evi (No. 69)

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60” ntn 38#/28” Whenever a bow in the 35# range comes from my workbench, my wife check it out. And again ad again she says, now that’s a lovely one I will take it for me. Same with this one. The bow is tillered out to 28, she draws only 26. So lot of securityRead more

Osage Golden Brown 62#/28” (Nr. 68)

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Stave The stave was a very well seasoned piece of osage with lots of character there, humps and bumps, snaky curves, changing crown and some twist – caused into a lot of correction work (all done with the heat gun). The stave was too thin at handle, so I glued on a piece of matchingRead 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

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