Osage 5curve with a concave back 49#/28” (No. 97)

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This bow is made out of a unique stave. The back is along almost the entire length homogenous concave. This is enormous mass saving, but tillering is a bit more complicated. The belly ridge comes out of the fades and ends with the tips. Cross section is more or less a 5edge with a concaveRead more

Ash flatbow with painted back, 55#/26″ (No. 54)

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I have seen some ‚great basin bows‘ awhile and had those in mind when doing this one. Don’t know if I’m on the right track, but anyway it turned out as a sweet shooting flatbow. Design is a bendy handle, moderate flipped tips, flat belly, symmetrical. It got tiny pin self nocks. The back isRead more

yew west coast paddle 58#/22″ (No. 26)

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Got a yew (3“ diam., 45“ long) with very wide rings, so semi good bowwood. I decided, to give up my first idea – cutting billets – , but give a west coast paddle a try … I cut out the middle section of the diameter with the sap on, limbs are 3” at theRead more

Elm west coast 53#/26″ (No. 17)

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elm heartwood, ntn 49″ bending handle, buckskin wrapping painted with natural pigments two layers sinew, wrapped at handle and below tips (red ) w/d: handle: 32/18 mm fade (3″): 48/14 mm midlimb: 50/11 mm below string kerf: 18/8 mm    Read more

osage lightning 62#/24″, (No. 13)

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Well, this is a bow I begun 3 years ago. Its old Osage and the heaviest and darkest I ever had, it was very oily but had a lot of drying cracks (vertical). The bow was several times piked and new tillered, because I was not satisfied with the result. So it became shorter andRead more

Osage hunting bow, HLD, 85#/26″ (No. 8)

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Here is an osage hunting bow with static recurves and hollow limb design.The stave was a nice coloured piece with some areas of several pin knots, but still holding up so far without problems. Recurves are steam bent, selfnocks no overlay, handle buckskin leather, bends slightly in the handle. Simple stick. cross section is likeRead more