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Offline Will B

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Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« on: February 24, 2021, 08:00:54 pm »
I had a couple nice seasoned osage billets and decided to make a takedown bow. This is the second takedown I’ve done.  The bow is 67” nock to nock and 55# @ 28”. I used Smooth-On MT-13 to mount the brass sleeves. I backed the thin-ringed Osage with rawhide using TB III and western diamondback snakeskins. The metal sleeve is covered with leather from an Amish saddle shop.

Bow is really dead in the hand with no hand shock and it hits where I’m aiming. This bow will probably be my new hunting bow. Thanks for looking.

Offline Will B

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2021, 08:03:35 pm »
Couple more pics.

Offline Will B

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2021, 08:05:17 pm »
Couple more pics

Offline Will B

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 08:06:35 pm »
Couple more pics

Offline Will B

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 08:07:35 pm »
Last one...full draw

Offline Fox

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 09:14:17 pm »
Sweet. :)
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Offline M2A

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 09:20:04 pm »
Well, that ought to make some meat for ya.  :-D Nice looking bow all around! Those skins have some real good color. Well done!
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Offline Kidder

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 09:28:44 pm »
Call me “jealous”...cause I am! That is a beaut!

Offline bentstick54

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 10:17:40 pm »
Great looking bow. Job well done sir.

Offline bassman

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2021, 10:22:47 pm »
Pounding them out this winter eh Bill. Nice all around work on that bow. Handy for transport, and shorter than normal. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2021, 04:15:23 am »
Very noce bow!

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2021, 09:26:02 am »
That's nice.  I like it
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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2021, 09:41:53 am »
Great bow, Bill.  I’m planning to make a similar bow soon.  Great for traveling!  I have a theory that the additional mass of the sleeve helps stabilize the bow and reduce hand shock.

Offline Will B

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2021, 10:42:20 am »
I really like the extra mass in the handle. Definitely helps stabilize the bow. Thanks for all the nice comments fellas.

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Re: Rawhide-Backed Osage Takedown
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2021, 11:44:09 am »
Very nice Will. You did an excellent job. Good luck hunting with it. Maybe you should try it out on some gobblers in a few months.
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