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Offline simson

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Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« on: September 16, 2017, 02:57:51 am »
It was a hard struggle to tiller this bow, lot of reflex and a good load of curves. The reflex is not spread along the limbs, but comes from kinks in the fades and the limbs are more or less straight. The kinks in lower and upper limb hadn't the same amount, so one was heated out a bit the other heated in a bit to get them better matching. The snaky wiggles caused optical illusions, the crown on the back is not homogenous and sometimes the peak isn't in the middle of the limb and last but not least the rings have changing width – causing “wrong” tapering out on the belly upper limb.

But finally got here done, made middle ridges at the fades, mild HLD at the middle portion and tapers into triangular shaped outers. This bow is asymmetrical and has high positive tiller (still different angles at fades). She got nice nearly transparent cow horn at the tips and arrow pass inlay. The handle is a bit unusual, but there wasn't more wood to play with. First thought was to glue on a piece, but after shooting a while I found the handle comfortable and now it is what it is.
After all she was in the fuming pipe for 6 days, and then white earth pigments are rubbed in.




ntn: 60”
max w: 40mm
mass: 514 grams


08”: 08,5
10”: 15,9   (+ 7,4)
12”: 21,3   (+ 5,4)
14”: 26,8   (+ 5,5)
16”: 31,6   (+ 4,8)
18”: 36,4   (+ 4,8)
20”: 41,2   (+ 4,8)
22”: 46,0   (+ 4,8)
24”: 50,9   (+ 4,9)
26”: 56,2   (+ 5,3)
28”: 61,8   (+ 5,6)

This pic shows the rubbing in of white earth pigments with a solution of different oils.












































Simon
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 03:22:54 am »
Nice job on a Very Challenging stave Simson. I've got one at brace that doesn't have as much snake side to side but that same wonky uneven reflex in the fades. Really messing with my head. I'll get back to it come winter, but I'm sure it'll never look that nice. Once again, very impressive and inspirational. Might be just the kick in the butt I need to finish my challenge bow.
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 03:33:59 am »
Outstanding Simon,as always!
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2017, 04:05:18 am »
Great craftsmanship, snakier the better. John

Offline Aaron H

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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2017, 04:36:29 am »
Beautiful bow Simon, and as usual, wonderfully photographed

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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2017, 04:36:52 am »
Love it!  :OK
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 04:49:14 am »
Well done my friend.  (-S

What are you using for finish? It really allows the natural beauty of the grain to come through.
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 04:55:22 am »
Very cool, "chocolate looking" bow! Where do you get osages in Germany, Simon?

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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 05:41:27 am »
Beautiful finished bow and profile out of a difficult stave simon. :OK
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2017, 06:17:36 am »
Stellar work as normal! :BB
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2017, 07:06:25 am »
  Good looking bow, beautiful color!

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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2017, 08:27:42 am »
I like it a lot!! ;D
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 08:44:06 am »
Very nice indeed
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2017, 11:03:05 am »
very good craftmanship!, I`m always surprised what comes out from such a stick if a guy like you play whith it
congrats, Hans
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Re: Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 11:11:11 am »
It's bows like this that got me into this stuff! Great looking bow