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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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"Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« on: March 20, 2020, 02:38:01 am »
My newest creation. Osage Orange character pyramid bow. This one was made from the same stave as my latest Osage wonky recurve so both have similar snaky lines. Drawing around 35lbs at 28 inches. Stave had some initial set on both limbs. Took less than an inch of set. Purple heart arrow pass plate and some leather on handle. It's lightweight predator so I named it Lynx. Limbs are 3" wide in the widest. I know it's not recommended for Osage having such wide limbs but I couldn't help myself. Really great shooter!
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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 04:49:45 am »
Beautiful bow :)
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Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 05:40:41 am »
Thank you Del!

And another photo showing bow lines.

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 05:50:48 am »
beautiful golden bow

finally I get what GAP shooting is   (lol)

Offline Will B

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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 07:24:12 am »
That is a Great looking bow!  I love the profile of a wide pyramid bow!  Great job!

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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 07:59:52 am »
Looks nice. Good job.
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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2020, 09:34:02 am »
Two thumbs up.👍 👍
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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2020, 10:35:45 am »
Very nice bow, Masked Archer :D

Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2020, 01:11:30 pm »
Very nice looking bow.  I have to tell you though your fades look susceptible to failure
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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2020, 01:47:56 pm »
Nice. looks like the prop on 1959 Cessna. Very cool.

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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2020, 02:00:25 pm »
Cool bow, it is ok to go against some rules like using a given width for such and such a wood but as Marc says yours fades are not right. As this is the most strained section of a bow they must be done correctly.
As your bow isn't high in draw weight and is under strained it might be ok.
As the width narrows from the widest part of the limb, through the fade, into the handles width the bow should correspondingly thicken. So as soon as it narrows it should thicken. Your bow appears to narrow but not get thicker as early as it should.
Hope this makes sense. :)
I'm sure somebody will have a picture which demonstrates this.

Offline dreamcraft_archery

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Re: "Lynx" Osage Orange character pyramid bow
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2020, 02:10:20 pm »
Thank you for your kind words guys. I really appreciate any comment especially advices.

Yeah I know those fades aren't right but I realized when it was too late. Still learning so definetely I will remember this lesson well. Bow is low drawweight so I think it will face succesfully this problem.

Thanks again.