Elm static 45#/28″ (No. 41)

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This bow came from a very nice and clean elm stave. Only some side corrections were necessary, done with the heatgun. Tips are horn overlays from water buff. The bow is 62”ntn.  Read more

Osage recurve for Konny, 40#/28″ (No. 36)

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I found a nice piece of flickered Osage in my pile, kinda natural camo. The stave needed a lot of corrections , twist and sideways. The recurves are steam bent. A nice pair of cow horn overlays were put on. They have a 3 d effect, nearly transparent, a bit like mother of pearl. NeverRead more

Golden Chain Tree, take down, 33#/28″ (No. 33)

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This bow is 59” ntn, HLD (hollow limb design). Take down with homemade sleeves, one tip is wrapped, one filed selfnock. String is 6 strands 452X, thickened at the ears with B50. A buildalong is in the ‚how to‘ section, here! Asymmetrical bow, the two parts of the take down have the same length.  Read more

bow/quiver/arrow set for my wife 40#/28″ (No. 27)

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Bow: osage static recurve. Limbs have a lenticular cross section, widest part of the limbs are exactly midlimb. No heat treating, but some heat corrections. Levers are 45° reinforced with inserted horn wedge, recurve kink reinforced with horn underlay (steamed), overlay also water buffalo horn, string bridge is leather reinforced with thin super glue. VeryRead more

elderberry flatbow with cherry bark backing, 52#/28″ (No. 22)

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This flatbow is backed with 3 strips of cherry bark, spliced under the wraps. It is 62½“ ntn and 52# /28″. First time bark backing for me, done with TBIII. The stave was about 2½“ in diameter and had a really thick pith, I drilled out the spongy material. Cross section is more or lessRead more

golden chain tree take down 53#/28″ (No. 21)

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This bow is made of billets, which are split out of an 40″ and 3″ diameter sapling. You sure know, golden chain tree has a wonderful contrast of heart and sap wood. So I decided to leave at least on tips and fade area a natural grown overlay of sap on the bow. Unfortunately theRead more

elm longbow 89#/28″, (No. 19)

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This bow is slightly heat treated and came out with 89#/28″. She had a drawweight of over 120# – no way for me old man, so I worked her down. One limb was deflex 1″, the other twisted 30°, all heated out . I removed about 10mm sap to come down and get the heartwoodRead more

elm flat 65#/28″ (No. 16)

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66,5″ ntn mass: 503grams stiff handle 4″ fade 7″ each width/depth at handle: 22/45 mm at fadeout: 41/17 mm   (7″ from handle) at midlimb: 38/15 mm at tip: 12/15 mm gentle heat treated, took about 1,5 “ set, swamp oak overlays, three colour dyed back, string 6 strands 452 X strengthened at the earsRead more

osage D-bow for Laurin 35#/27″ (No. 15)

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This bow is for a young boy Laurin, Osage 54″ ntn, bending handle 35# / 27″ mass 290 gram handle built up with leather, 2 woodpecker feathers glued on with thinned tbIII. How to glue on feathers: see here.    Read more

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