paddle bow – Stonehill Primitive Bows

osage sinewed shorty with static recurves (No. 71) BUILDALONG

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Well, I always wanted a flat sinewed short osage with static tips. Finally found a suitable nice clean stave with no knots or other complications. The statics are steamed in and the whole stick got an gentle increasing reflex with the heat gun. Everything went without any problems, even string alignment was o. k. NowRead 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

juniper west coast style bow, HLD (No. 7)

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Some time ago i got an interesting piece of juniper (probably juniperus virginiana = eastern red ceder) with a lot of little picks on the back and an silvery shining surface (after debarking of course). The piece was not very long, so i decided to try a west coast style. The bow  is incredibly light,Read more