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Offline silent sniper

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2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« on: June 24, 2022, 07:55:32 am »
Good day everyone, I would like to present a bow I just finished. I bought this stave in April 2021 and at the time the seller said it had been cut around 8 years prior. I roughed out the bow blank in mid-2021 and spent quite a bit of time getting the stave bent into shape before I could brace it. Once at brace I set it aside until January of this year when I decided to sinew back the bow. I let it cure for nearly 4 months before I worked on it.

The bow took some work getting the tips aligned both before and after making it a takedown. I also ended up cutting off some bad wood in the riser and gluing on a new laminated handle. I had to full a void in the fadeout which was done with a mix of osage dust and glue.

This was one of my first tries working with an osage selfbow blank and my second attempt at sinew backing. It was quite a bit of work but everything went pretty smoothly

The bow is 62” ntn and draws 51# at 28”. It has 3” of rested reflex and holds close to 2” of reflex after a long shooting secession.

It has a fiberglass takedown sleeve which works perfectly and fits very tight. There is no indication it’s a takedown by looking at the bow, everything is flush and hidden under the leather grip.

The bow has buffalo horn tips and timber rattlesnake sheds glued over a thin rawhide backing. A true oil finish was applied before adding the deer leather grip and beaver tail leather shelf plate. The string is a 20 strand X99 string with beaver fur silencers.

Overall it was a great build and a bow I am very proud of. I have wanted to build a sinew backed static recurve and I am happy to say this is a good representation of what I had in mind.

Cheers,
Taylor


















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Offline Allyn T

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2022, 07:59:04 am »
Wow that is a super nice bow well done
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Offline Will B

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 09:17:08 am »
Beautiful bow!  Love those tight recurves. Very nice bend!

Offline Pat B

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 10:04:28 am »
Beautiful recurve and I love the hooks. Tiller looks perfect to me.  :OK
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 10:17:41 am »
Yikes! That is a fabulous bit of work!  Nicely done!

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 03:34:37 pm »
Gorgeous bow. Well done
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2022, 03:59:17 pm »
An outstanding example of good craftsmanship. Excellent job!
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2022, 04:44:26 pm »
There's the cream that floats to the top!!!
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2022, 01:37:57 am »
Well executed :)

Offline silent sniper

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2022, 09:03:43 am »
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the nice words!

Offline bentstick54

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2022, 10:18:19 am »
Beautiful bow.

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2022, 11:43:49 am »
Very nice bow ! Well done. Arvin
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Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline Stixnstones

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2022, 05:06:59 pm »
Yep, that's how ya do it....
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Offline Wyzat

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2022, 01:57:51 am »
Very, very nice work. A  two piece takedown is on my wish list. I assume you obtained the materials for the takedown sleeve from Big Jim and I was wondering if you had any tips for those of us who have never done this type of sleeve? 

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2022, 09:59:25 am »
Beautiful bow.