reflex/deflex – 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

Making of a take down hunting bow (No. 75)

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This bow is my attempt at a bow trade at the Primitive Archer forum. I really felt honored being invited to take part at the „1. Annual Primitive Archer Invitational“. This bow is thought to be a hunting bow, and in a take down version. My thoughts about a bushbow are: not too long, dullRead more

Osage static, 55#/28″ (No. 47)

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This bow is asymmetrical with a positive tiller of about 7 mm. Limbs are dead flat on belly, on the back a shallow crown. The fades are 6” long (widest part of limb – to handle). String groove filed into the levers. It was a nice clean stave, only two pin knots with no problems.Read more

Osage deflex reflex 46/28 (No. 44)

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This osage bow went out as a 70. birthday present for a friend. The osage was out of my dark fat stuff with orange stripes – my favorite kind of osage! It is a very beautiful piece of wood, a bit bumpy, a bit snakey and a hole makes a nice charakter. I had toRead more

osage bush bow 55#/28″ (No. 31)

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This stave had a natural grown ‚knee‘ nearly in the middle with lots of curly grain (3 knots) in that area, therefore I decided to go for a stiff handle asymmetrical r/d bow with very short fades. The lower limb came out of the knee in a tangential way – I heated in the sameRead more