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Offline DanaM

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1st Osage Bow
« on: September 11, 2008, 05:37:32 pm »
This is my first osage bow and the first time I did snake skins. I have to say that osage works like soft butter :) It really surprised me how easy
it is to rasp and scrape and as you all know it turns into taffy with just a little heat. Although the tiller is not perfect it shoots hard and fast
and the set is minimal overall I'm very pleased with the outcome. In the full draw pics I'm drawing 25.5", I was aiming for 50# but 47 will work just fine.
This is my bow of choice for deer season this year hope to take my first selfbow deer and will be shooting stone points :)

The stats:
47#@26"
57.5" NTN 1.25" wide out of the grip, 7/16" tips
Lilac(Syringa) overlays and rattler skins from Gary Davis
Mass = 15.5ounces



















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Offline RG

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 05:39:46 pm »
Looks pretty good my yooper friend

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Offline Don

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 06:05:10 pm »
Very nice. I love the limb tips.
What did you use for a grip wrap? It looks like hemp.


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Offline Sidewinder

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 06:08:51 pm »
Great job. I love the skins and the tiller looks good from here.  Danny
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Offline cowboy

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 06:14:31 pm »
Awesome Dana! What set - I don't see any set :). Love those tips and the tiller looks pretty darn good too ;). Gotta love that yeller wood..
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Offline Dano

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008, 06:22:12 pm »
I LIKE IT!!!
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Offline Marc St Louis

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008, 06:39:40 pm »
Turned out nice Dana
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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008, 06:41:36 pm »
Look's good.. I like the wraps at the limb tips..Kinda makes the over lays stand out.

Offline El Destructo

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2008, 06:57:30 pm »
good job Dana.....told You not to worry .....the Skins would be a Piece of Cake....you did a nice job on it....cant wait to shoot it next Summer...good luck on the Hunt too...
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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2008, 07:33:29 pm »
  Looks good to me, Dana. I don't see what you mean about the tiller being off. I bet you get that yella' fever now.
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Offline PeteC

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2008, 07:42:39 pm »
Dana,that bow looks great.I like everything about it.Looks like a meatmaker to me.   God Bless
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Offline shortarrow

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2008, 08:25:18 pm »
Beautiful bow, I love the handle wrap.

Offline Auggie

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2008, 08:39:14 pm »
Looks good except for that blotch on that one limb..... oh that UP thingy.
laugh. its good for ya

Offline koan

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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008, 08:42:22 pm »
 >:D :D ;D :o ::)....nice bow....Brian
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Re: 1st Osage Bow
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 08:43:49 pm »
By the way Dana,the bow wouldnt be named free beer would it?
laugh. its good for ya