Osage gnarly ELB-style 62#/28” (No. 129)

The next few bows will be ELB style, here’s the first made from osage.

Staves like this are from free standing young trees, full of branches. They make very characterful bows, in this case with lots of holes. Some going through, some not. The wood is gnarly with a wavy grain and changing crown, looking like showing muscles. On some portions are cluster pin knots. A narrow part (occurred during splitting) is used for the arrow part. I decided for naked handle and just burnt in an arrow pass mark. A hole near the upper tip caused the swelling, it looks a bit crazy. While writing I noticed it may be a good distance for mounting a string keeper there …

dw/dl: 62#/28”

ntn: 63½”

bh: 4¾”

max. w.: 1¼ “

reflexn: 3”

mass: 550 gram

asymmetrical

bendy handle

species: maclura pomifera

08”: 12,9

10”: 19,1 (+6,2)

12”: 24,6 (+5,5)

14”: 29,5 (+4,9)

16”: 34,3 (+4,8)

18”: 38,6 (+4,3)

20”: 43,0 (+4,4)

22”: 47,5 (+4,5)

24”: 52,1 (+4,6)

26”: 56,8 (+4,7)

28”: 61,6 (+4,8)

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