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Offline simson

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Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« on: August 11, 2017, 06:54:57 am »
After all that photobucket desaster:

Well, this is the test for coming back to the community ...
I have tried a few things aand it didn't work how I want to. I hope this is way to come along .....

The bow:

I have made in the last time same short, wide limbed osage bows and I must say I like them a lot.

It was a nice and clean stave, thick enough to get also a belly split – here is the back split.

Some adjustments were necessary also some reflex was induced.

Fade is 6” from handle, front profile like a long leaf.

Tip overlays are from thin buffalo horn.

Bendy handle, built up with leather on the belly.

I got a foot from an emu donated from a friend. I saved the bone (for a atlatl), the sinew (for backing), and the skin (for handles). It was a lot of work to get the skin from the toes (one mayor, two minor) as I wanted to leave the claws on. So, here in this case the handle is made only from the three toes, the mayor is on the belly and the two minor are o the back. The skin is very hard and tough, it is hard to cut through the little horn plates.

ntn: 55”

max w: 2”

mass: 535 grams

08”: 10,5

10”: 16,9 (+ 6,4

12”: 22,0 (+ 5,1)

14”: 26,3 (+ 4,3)

16”: 30,3 (+ 4,0)

18”: 34,5 (+ 4,2)

20”: 38,7 (+ 4,2)

22”: 43,0 (+ 4,3)

24”: 47,5 (+ 4,5)

26”: 52,3 (+ 4,8)

28”: 57,3 (+ 5,0)

 

Well she’s got her name …. „THREE TOES“














































« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 04:57:15 am by simson »
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 06:59:57 am »
Love it!  Superb....
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 07:06:57 am »
very cool. love the design

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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 07:25:53 am »
Another beautiful bow Simon.  The ostrich handle wrap definitely gives it some extra character. 
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 07:31:32 am »
Now this is awesome! Love wide limb bows like this, and very creative with the toes. Great job!
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 07:38:01 am »
If hung among bunch of other bows, will never be mistaken for someone else's. Excellent ... and congrats!
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 07:45:28 am »
Very cool bow, Simon. Truly the arc of the circle. Very well done.   :OK
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 07:56:16 am »
That's a nice one for sure.
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 07:58:26 am »
And Simon raises the bar one more notch! Great job! Emu toes, who'd a thunk it ;D ;D
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 08:11:41 am »
[size=121t]WOW!  Looks like a perfect curve from my eyes.  Very nice sir... - OneBow[/size]

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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 08:48:24 am »
What a beautiful work of art!!!!

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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 08:59:01 am »
Great work Simon, love that front profile

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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2017, 09:42:51 am »
I'm kinda fond of my wife's toes, but dang those babies are sweet Simson. Seriously though another fantastic bow sir and very imaginative to.
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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2017, 10:31:52 am »
nice one simson!

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Re: Osage 'three toes' 57/28 (No. 91)
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 10:57:29 am »
Once again you show that there are endless possibilities to what you can create.  Beautiful curves and finish. Im always humbled to see one of your bows.  Well done Sir!

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