tip wedge inlay – 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 big recurve, fumed (Nr. 70)

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This is a longer (than my usual) recurve with deflexed fades. I will go for a fuming process, but with a (hopefully) faded two tone surface. In other words I will tape the tips and fades and remove portions of the tape while the fuming process. We will see what comes out. Below is aRead 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

Fumed ash HLD, 72#/28″ (No. 52)

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Do you guys know about to dye with ammonia? In Germany you can buy ‚Räuchereiche‘, translated word by word it means: smoked oak. It has nothing to do with real smoke, but  is a chemical reaction of ammonia with the tan acids in the wood. The more acid in the wood, the better reaction. IRead 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

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

bow/quiver/arrow set for my wife 40#/28″ (No. 27)

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Bow: osage static recurve. Limbs have a lenticular cross section, widest part of the limbs are exactly midlimb. No heat treating, but some heat corrections. Levers are 45° reinforced with inserted horn wedge, recurve kink reinforced with horn underlay (steamed), overlay also water buffalo horn, string bridge is leather reinforced with thin super glue. VeryRead more

Osage static recurve 47#/28″ (Nr. 1)

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This osage has a big curve in the upper limb, coming from a dead branch. Cross section is nearly rectangle from fades to midlimb then tapers into a stacked belly until it reaches the stringbridge. The levers have an almost triangular cross section, or more like a T.  Inlays, overlays and arrowpass are buffalo horn.Read more