Yew static, 64#/28″ (No. 63)

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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)

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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

Black Locust, Mohegan (No. 60) and Algonkin (No.61)

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I’ve got a nice BL stave from my good friend Marc to make him a short recurve. The stave is about 1½” thick and 1¼” wide, clean free of knots and with a nice relative even reflex. Some sap layers are on and has a really nice color. Length is 66”. As Marc is nowRead more

Osage plains bow 52#/24″ (No. 56)

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Here is an interesting little bow, at least for me – haha. This bow is made with akinda prefab sinew backing, will say the backing is applied in one single piece. The backing of that bow was first on bow (No. 13), see here. Here the sinew was applied conventional. It was thrown off withRead more

Cornus mas shorty, 51#/24″ (No. 45)

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I’ve got some cornus mas staves and try to find the best design for that heavy dense wood. Here is a try at a plains style, short  (48“ ntn) and flat with a little flipped tips. It came out as a very snappy little bow, the full draw pic is not the limit, I shootRead more

Osage sinewed static for Kare, 51#/28″ (No. 40)

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This bow was a birthday present for my good friend Kare. Sinew backing is done in 2 layers. Levers are strengthened with  horn wedges, string bridges is leather (+ super glue). The string bridges are lather soaked in thin super glue after applying. I make those bridges often on statics, reasons: 1. more security whileRead more

osage plains bows for two ladies (part ii) (No. 39)

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Ok, here is the second part. This bow was requested by a Lady who is active indian hobbyist. She gave me the linen clothes for the handle (to match her self made quiver) and the horse hairs. The bow is unbacked as requested. Tips are flipped, handle setback. 50” ntn 25” draw 31# weight GotRead more

Osage plains bows for two ladies (PART I) (No. 38)

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This little bow comes from a belly split from a regular stave. It has lot of character, wavy and snaky and three holes from dead branches. I filled the holes with wild boar hair, on the belly side cut even with carefully worked out (concave) knot areas. The dark spots are the hairs cut even.Read more

Elderberry, HLD, 40#/28″, (No. 37)

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Here is an elderberry sapling bow coming from a stave 60,5” long ( now 59” ntn) and only 1,5” in diameter (at handle). It had a large pith, the hole in the handle is the origin diameter. This diameter tapers out in the fades to a very pronounced groove, which then tapers into a triangularRead more

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