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Offline simson

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Osage plains bow (No.104)
« on: August 07, 2018, 07:03:24 am »
dw/dl:   41#/22”
ntn:    44”
bh:    4Ό”
reflexn:   1½”

mass:   244 gram
max. width: 1⅛”

06”:   04,8
08”:   09,2   (+4,4)
10”:   13,2   (+4,0)
12”:   17,2   (+4,0)
14”:   21,4   (+4,2)
16”:   25,8   (+4,4)
18”:   30,5   (+4,7)
20”:   35,6   (+5,1)
22”:   41,0   (+5,4)

This bow is heat corrected for string alignment and untwisting (particularly). It got an additional set back handle, I started with 2” and now after shot it still holds 1Ό”.
After roughing out the stave was fumed for three days (back was prepped with osage soup). A slight sanding after the fuming process brought out an appearance like bark.
The belly got an additional iron-chloride staining after the tillering, and the combo of stain fuming and sanding brought a more or less olive tone.

A knot hole from a dead little branch in the lower tip was used as an unique looking string fixing (string has an ear here too). The upper tip is a common triangular shaped pin nock.

The handle got a glued on fish skin from atlantic cod.

How the string is mounted at the knot hole is here: http://primitive-bows.com/how-to-use-a-knot-hole-in-a-tip/

How I did the fish skin handle is here: http://primitive-bows.com/how-to-make-a-fishskin-handle/



















































Simon
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 07:44:09 am »
Nice work Simon.  Your finishing technique on this one gives a lot of depth, very neat fish skin grip too.

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 08:03:03 am »
That hole for the string loop is clever, one less hassle to deal with.
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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 08:14:30 am »
Awesome bow Simson,that is a beautiful bend, finish and pictures.
Thanks so much for sharing
Bjrogg
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Offline upstatenybowyer

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 09:27:26 am »
I really love the bend on this one Simson. Beautiful work as always.
"Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands."

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 12:06:59 pm »
just stunning. I grew up immersing my childhood mind with Indian stories and lore. I've always wanted a replica bow and plains quiver. this is on my bucket list to build. very well done sir.

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 12:10:37 pm »
  Nice shorty Simson...Excellent bend and looks very balanced which is so critical on these short bows...
                                                                                                                                                 Don
Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

Offline stixnstones

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 12:25:57 pm »
Very cool lil bow..that knothole string keeper is perfect.

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2018, 01:43:46 pm »
What’ll you think of next...clever is right.  Very interesting nocking and beautiful bend, but I think my favorite part is the color work, especially the cod skin.
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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2018, 02:48:33 pm »
One word...………..Amazing!!
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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2018, 02:50:28 pm »
You are a master of your craft...…
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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2018, 02:55:26 pm »
If I can make a bow that looks as good as yours and preforms well for years.....that is my goal.
Thanks for the inspiration...….
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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2018, 03:38:44 pm »
That looks great Simson! I love making and shooting the shortys. Cod skin is a great touch as well. Cheers- Brendan

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 04:03:30 pm »
Holy smokes that is beautiful

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Re: Osage plains bow (No.104)
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2018, 07:28:36 pm »
Wonderful finish on that top shelf bow. Thanks for sharing. Mike