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Offline Lehtis

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Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« on: June 19, 2017, 10:23:13 am »
Last autumn I succeeded to negotiate an English well know bowyer to sell me some Osage Orange billets for three bows. He himself is making real English longbows according to their heritage and bamboo is grassfiber for him (relates to glassfiber...) so I promised to make at least one with hickory back. After some thinking I decided to make one with bamboo back and two with hickory and make one of these to Take Down. All have Ipe stripe as core, water buffalo horn nocks and arrow plate, leather handle, dacron string with one loop and several coats of TruOil. Because of I made these together I also do present these together.

The bows in the pics from top to down:

Bamboo-Ipe-Osage: 71,3" ntn, 71lbs@26" ja 79lbs@28"
Hickory-Ipe-Osage: 72,0" ntn, 70lbs@26" ja 78lbs@28"
Hickory-Ipe-Osage TD: 72,6" ntn, 71lbs@26" ja 79lbs@28"

Speed test results with my standard POC target arrows, weight 529 gr (34,3 g) and draw length 27,7" measured to the back of the bows:

B-I-O: 161 fps (49,0 m/s)
H-I-O: 156 fps (47,6 m/s)
H-I-O TD: 161 fps (49,0 m/s)

As a comparison I shot the same time my Estonian made Falco Force Carbon LB (65lbs@28", 68" ntn, 179 fps = 54,5 m/s) and my previously fastest ELB stylish bow, tiny, slim and light Bamboo-Purpleheart-Cumaru-Bulletwood bow (68,4" ntn, 79lbs@28", 161,4 fps = 49,2 m/s). As you can see this tiny one is still just and just the fastest of my self made bows.
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Offline Lehtis

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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 10:26:15 am »
The nocks also...

Offline jaxenro

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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 11:24:47 am »
Nice clean look and lines

Offline Mad Max

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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:53:54 am »
fine job on those :)
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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 12:05:36 pm »
Nice bows!
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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 12:15:12 pm »
Some very fine work Lehtis.Congratulations!!!Sort of reminds me of the type of bows Howard hill used to shoot in his day.
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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 01:00:40 pm »
Nice work, Lehtis. And decent draw weight!
Perhaps my eyes are getting old but the nocking point in third bow seems to be a bit too high
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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 05:42:13 pm »
Very nice!

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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 11:28:01 pm »
Nice bows there! You have triplets!
He shouldn't have been too hard to convince, if you saw the amount of osage that man has.....phew...there isn't much left for the rest of us here in England!

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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 11:59:59 pm »
Handsome bows
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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 02:47:01 am »
Those are classy.
Great accent stripe.

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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2017, 04:31:43 am »
Beautiful Triplets, very nice work on all of them.
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Offline wizardgoat

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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2017, 08:13:07 am »
All those bows look awesome, cheers

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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2017, 11:37:15 am »
Very nice, Lethis. I like the way you used the full thickness belly so you didn't have to add a handle riser.
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Re: Osage Orange bellied triplet from Finland
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2017, 09:17:31 pm »
Thanks to all for your kind words!

To Simson: The high-looking nocking point may be partly result in the picture from the angle Im canting the bow. Also, the nocking points are still temporary until the strings have finally settled ( i.e = stretched and timbers hitch tightened ) and then Ill tie permanent ones. Ive pre-stretched those strings with 140 lbs ( ca. 63 kg ) weight at least over night and that seems good to tame stretchy dacron. First time in my bowyer career Im now going o use featherless arrow to fine tune the nocking point position. (Note: Dacron is must in IFAAs Historical Bow Class; no more modern nor historical/natural string materials allowed.)
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