take down – Stonehill Primitive Bows

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

Osage static hunting bow (N0. 82)

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Specs: 59” ntn (if I remember right) about 50 – 55#/26” I was invited to the 1. ANNUAL PRIMITIV ARCHER INVITATIONAL. This is plan C of my trade bows, (plan B = bow No.78, plan A = bow No.75). As this bow is thought to hunt with there are no fancy things – it isRead more

OSAGE take down hunting bow (N0. 78)

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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

Homemade take down sleeves

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I always make my own take down sleeves out of some steel pipes. Formerly I did them with a 90° cut, nowadays I prefer a 45° on the inner pipe (which is for the upper limb). When you make the bow asymmetrical (1″ above and 3″ below geometrical center for the handle) you will endRead 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

buildalong of a HLD bow (No. 33)

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In this thread you can see several things how I do it: a buildalong of a hollow limb design bow how to make a take down sleeve and how to attach it how to make a integrated horn wedge to stiffen up the tips how to make a sinew/rawhide nock HLD = hollow limb designRead more

Golden Chain Tree, take down, 33#/28″ (No. 33)

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This bow is 59” ntn, HLD (hollow limb design). Take down with homemade sleeves, one tip is wrapped, one filed selfnock. String is 6 strands 452X, thickened at the ears with B50. A buildalong is in the ‚how to‘ section, here! Asymmetrical bow, the two parts of the take down have the same length.  Read more

golden chain tree take down 53#/28″ (No. 21)

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This bow is made of billets, which are split out of an 40″ and 3″ diameter sapling. You sure know, golden chain tree has a wonderful contrast of heart and sap wood. So I decided to leave at least on tips and fade area a natural grown overlay of sap on the bow. Unfortunately theRead more