OSAGE take down hunting bow (N0. 78)

post image

Deflexed at handle and long slender hooks with self nocks. The cutting through the back is possible with an additional ring here. I have no access to snake skins or other fancy stuff but I have fish skins brought from a friend from a fishing trip in Denmark. The fish is atlantic cod, it wasRead more

Black locust fumed flattie (No. 77)

post image

This Black Locust has a nice even crown and a dead flat belly. The tips are flipped with steam and are tapering from the flat belly into a triangular cross section. The outers are stiff. On the back is rawhide, stained with 3 different colors and fading out towards the tips. The rawhide strips areRead more

Black Locust with snake leather handle (No. 76)

post image

this bow comes from nice clean stave, which was gentle heat treated and heat corrected. The lower limb has much more reflex than the upper, it was natural grown. This causes a lot of positve tiller. The flips are also made with heat. Backing is red and black dyed rawhide; handle overlay is bloodwood; arrowRead more

sister statics (No. 73 + 74) part 2

post image

Well here is part 2 of the story. This is a bow very similar looking to the first one, only a bit more mass, a lot of heated in reflex, the outers let a bit stiffer – but with a good twenty pounds more of drawweight. After shot in it still holds a nice reflexRead more

osage centershot handle bow, 55#/28″ (No. 65)

post image

This bow is made of a unique looking stave, at the handle it had been grown around a huge dead standing branch. The grain in this area also influenced the hump on the back. An other smaller knot was coming out at handle, it was cut off and sanded down – no problem in thisRead more

Yew static, 64#/28″ (No. 63)

post image

This is a very low dense yew, only 6 or 7 rings per inch, grown in my homeland (elevation 365m). Not good for ELBs, so I decided to go for a flattie with statics. The stave was deflex above handle, so I heated in the same amount on the lower fade. On the back areRead more

Osage vintage hunter, 66#/28″ (No. 62)

post image

After ring chasing I put the stave in the fuming pipe for one day and got a nice caramel color. The further working brought the yeller color on sides and belly. This way the finished bow turned out in a two tone appearance. A pleasure in my eyes and I will do that again forRead more

Osage snakey static, 48#/28″ (No. 57)

post image

This bow came from a narrow osage stave with every sort of imperfection, see the making of here! Tiller looks perhaps a bit ugly, I had to leave some spots more or less stiff (knotholes). The levers got a filed in string groove and a natural overlay (additional ring) for string nock on the back.Read more

Osage snakey static out of an imperfect stave (No. 57)

post image

A stave with every sort of imperfections in the beginning …. – twisted 90° – pronounced dogleg 30° – abrupt reflex on the other limb 20° – side kinks – holes – a kinda waist (from a big branch) at the bending part of one limb that thing is 71“ long. My first thought wasRead more

Osage static, 44#/30” for Karlheinz (No. 55)

post image

This was a very narrow and thin stave from a wonderful colored dark osage. What you see is a fresh worked osage, it looks like already years old. The stave was clean free of knots, but heavily twisted and has a curve in the outer upper limb. Curios are the extreme thin early wood partsRead more

1 2 3 4 5 6