Osage static for Reas 48/28” (No. 105)

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This bow is a gift for my good friend Reas, I hope he will like it. It is from a nice stave with lot of character, which caused some time for tillering. I let the wiggles in the side view, so the fd look somehow weird. But it is well balanced and came out asRead more

Carpinus betulus ‚DOGLEG‘ (No. 103)

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ntn: 59½” bh: 5” mass: 506 gram max. width: 1¾” symmetrical stiff handle: species: carpinus betulus 08”: 06,0 10”: 11,2 (+5,2) 12”: 15,9 (+4,7) 14”: 20,2 (+4,3) 16”: 24,3 (+4,1) 18”: 28,4 (+4,1) 20”: 32,6 (+4,2) 22”: 36,6 (+4,0) 24”: 40,6 (+4,0) 26”: 45,0 (+4,4) 28”: 49,8 (+4,8) Carpinus betulus, european hornbeam, or Hainbuche inRead more

Cornus mas ‚propeller‘ 43/28” (No. 102)

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ntn: 56½” bh: 5” mass: 454 gram max. width: 2” symmetrical stiff handle Really good cornus mas (cornelian cherry) are quite rare at my homeland. But, as this wood is one of the best bow woods here, I take every piece I get my hands on. This one was a special stave, super clean –Read more

Osage 5curve take down 60#/28” (No. 101)

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This is a very hard shooting bow for it’s drawweight, probably because of it’s light (mass) limbs. The limbs come out of the fades with a belly ridge so they have a 5 edge cross section, in the last 4” before tips they change into a triangular shape. The td sleeves are home made. HandleRead more

Osage deflex/reflex 61# 32”(No. 100)

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This bow was in the fuming pipe for about a week and the result was a very nice multi colored appearance. The early wood rings took much more of the fuming. At a specific light angle there is a wonderful 3d effect in the wood, looks like black / brown strokes are laying in aRead more

Osage 5curve with pronounced curves 52 #/28” (No. 99)

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Nice clean stave, but had some drying cracks on the belly. I filled them with thin super glue – no problems. All curves are steamed in. In this case a bit more pronounced than on the two bows before. Fades got tapering out ridges. Black goat leather and linen for the handle, black buffalo hornRead more

Osage 5curve with ironwood handle 51#/28″ (No. 98)

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The stave was knot free, no natural curves no humps no bumps. I thought it is a good idea to add a bit: ironwood handle (don’t no the exact species – but is of course not HHB), ridge on the belly (runs out 4” before tip). Buffalo horn for tip overlays and black calf leatherRead more

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 static td ‚transformer‘ 48#/28” (No. 93)

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Long time ago I made a 5 curve bow out of a pair of nice, snakey and very old osage sister billets. All curves were steamed in, except the central at the handle which was induced as a backset splice. The greyish brown color was already in the wood. That bow came out a bitRead more

BL recurve 45/28 (No.88)

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The billets for this bow came from a very old black locust trunk, seasoned + 75 years. The color of that wood is just beautiful like honey, not that more or less olive brown I usually have here. The grain shows up nicely. On the lower limb are two cluster knots, one of them securedRead more

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