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

buildalong from bow (No. 91) „Tree Toes“

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I think a wide limbed osage is possible, if it is short enough. Two things have to be saved, the mass and the length of the lever. Saving mass can be achieved by narrowing the outers and short leverage of course by short limbs. So let’s see … I had a nice clean and moreRead more

Osage ‚THREE TOES‘, 57#/28” (No. 91)

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I have made in the last time same short, wide limbed osage bows and I must say I like them a lot. It was a nice and clean stave, thick enough to get also a belly split – here is the back split. Some adjustments were necessary also some reflex was induced. Fade is 6”Read 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

Apple flatbow -„Tutti Frutti“- 70#/28” (No.86)

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I found this wild growing apple some years ago in the woods near my home. The wonderful red-brown-orange color on the back appeared soon after debarking, no dye here. It has eight nipple knots on the back, is that cool? The little sapling had a diameter of about 2”, full width can be seen atRead 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

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

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

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

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