Buildalong character recurve (bow no. ….)

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Osage is rare and expensive here, so nothing to be wasted. I’ll take any stick, no matter how twisted. By now I am very well set up for aligning sticks. A number of home-made tools complement clamps and a hot air gun. Two homemade dampers with different attachments allow damping either an arm or justRead more

Golden chain tree character flat bow 40#/26″ (No. 125)

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The draw length of this bow is limited to 26”, as the stave was a crooked thing about 62½” and about 2½” thick. Only one side (half) of the stave was useable. You can see the pith in the fade area. It was also twisted like hell. Last but not least it has a changingRead more

Osage recurve for LJ 44#/27” (No. 120)

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This was a super nice stave from dark osage, very dense wood. Nearly flawless, only some marginal pin knots. Bad thing was it was very crooked and twisted, so it needed some time and several sessions to bring it line and balance. At handle section an additionally ring allows a nicer curve and more comfortRead more

Osage static recurve for JK (No. 116)

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dw/dl: 43#/27” ntn: 62” bh: 6¼” max. w.: 1⅝“ reflexn: 1⅝“ mass: 562 gram asymmetric 10”: 07,8 12”: 13,0 (+5,2) 14”: 17,2 (+4,2) 16”: 21,2 (+4,0) 18”: 24,7 (+3,5) 20”: 28,5 (+3,8) 22”: 32,5 (+4,0) 24”: 36,6 (+4,1) 26”: 41,0 (+4,4) 27”: 43,3 (+2,3) The stave for this bow was very clean and needed onlyRead more

Osage bushbow r/d 77#/28″ (No. 113)

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I made this bow already some time ago, just refreshed the finish and the handle. And yes, it’s me in that fd pic – the pic was taken before my health issues. I thought it is a good comparison to the bow before which is 76#/26″, but a total different design. This bow is madeRead more

Osage recurve deflex/reflex 47/27” (No. 108)

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The stave was a nice clean piece of osage. Recurves are steamed in, deflex and sideway corrections are done with the heat gun. Overlays are a combo of black buffalo and mammoth, arrow pass is mammoth. The handle is bulbous with stingray leather wrap. Cross section is lenticular, fades with ridge. Very similar to bowRead more

Osage for JH 43/27″ (No. 106)

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The stave was a nice clean piece of osage. Recurves are steamed in, corrections are done with the heat gun. Overlays are a combo of black buffalo and mammoth, arrow pass is buffalo. The handle is osage/hickory/osage combo with stingray wrap. dw/dl: 43#/27” ntn: 61½” bh: 6” mass: 522 gram max.w: 1⅝” asymmetric, stiff handleRead more

Osage static for Reas 48/28” (No. 105)

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This bow is a gift for my good friend Reas, I hope he will like it. It is from a nice stave with lot of character, which caused some time for tillering. I let the wiggles in the side view, so the fd look somehow weird. But it is well balanced and came out asRead more

Carpinus betulus ‚DOGLEG‘ (No. 103)

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ntn: 59½” bh: 5” mass: 506 gram max. width: 1¾” symmetrical stiff handle: species: carpinus betulus 08”: 06,0 10”: 11,2 (+5,2) 12”: 15,9 (+4,7) 14”: 20,2 (+4,3) 16”: 24,3 (+4,1) 18”: 28,4 (+4,1) 20”: 32,6 (+4,2) 22”: 36,6 (+4,0) 24”: 40,6 (+4,0) 26”: 45,0 (+4,4) 28”: 49,8 (+4,8) Carpinus betulus, european hornbeam, or Hainbuche inRead more

Cornus mas ‚propeller‘ 43/28” (No. 102)

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ntn: 56½” bh: 5” mass: 454 gram max. width: 2” symmetrical stiff handle Really good cornus mas (cornelian cherry) are quite rare at my homeland. But, as this wood is one of the best bow woods here, I take every piece I get my hands on. This one was a special stave, super clean –Read more

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