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Title: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Mo_coon-catcher on March 13, 2018, 05:02:35 pm
It’s not an exact copy, but close enough to be comfortable calling it a hedeby style longbow. It’s sapwood backed using the first layer under the bark as the sapwood was sound and I didn’t have much wood to work with. After rough out and cleaning up the lines and split outs, I was left with 7/8”wide and the narrowest point. So I based the design around that width. Keeping a straight section for about 10” each way of center before tapering to 3/8” single side nocks. I never dropped the weight outside of tillering for bend. It came out pulling 50# at 28” taking about 1” set. I chronied it with a 26” and 27” draw as I’m already stretching to pull 27” so I couldn’t pull the full 28”. But with a 625gr arrow I was getting 130fps from the 26” draw and 138fps from the 27”draw. So I would expect around 145fps with the full 28” draw. Not fast but fast enough for me considering it’s about a 12.5gpp arrow once pulled to full draw, and there is 2.5” sticking past the nock point. It’s surprisingly shock free and quiet at the shot. Atleast for me, it’s not the fastest style of bow, but I’m beginning to like it. as it seems quick and easy to make, light in the hand,  and smooth to shoot.
The arrow pass is a pair of parallel lines that were filed in then filled with charcoal powder superglued in. The other markings are inked on with India ink to mark the center point on both back and belly. On the back is the horns of Odin and the belly is the jumis symbol. 

Thanks for looking,
Kyle
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Mo_coon-catcher on March 13, 2018, 05:03:44 pm
Some more
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Mo_coon-catcher on March 13, 2018, 05:05:07 pm
A few more
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Mo_coon-catcher on March 13, 2018, 05:07:43 pm
Finally the last batch. My buddy cabinetbowguy flight shooting it for me. Then me right after loosing the arrow.
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: stixnstones on March 13, 2018, 05:12:18 pm
Thats cool Kyle. Like how ya worked it.
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: selfbow joe on March 13, 2018, 05:20:38 pm
Nice work. Great looking bow
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Swampman on March 13, 2018, 05:32:03 pm
Nice bow Kyle.
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: JWMALONE on March 13, 2018, 05:38:41 pm
Awesome, its amazing how you guys do that with those staves. Ill work my way up to that one day.
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Danzn Bar on March 13, 2018, 05:50:54 pm
Just being devils adviciate... and just asking why didn't you straighten the upper limb with a little heat to match the lower?
DBar
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Hawkdancer on March 13, 2018, 08:41:03 pm
Nice!  Got a bit of character, too :BB!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Mo_coon-catcher on March 13, 2018, 11:30:10 pm
Thanks guys.
DBar, it essentially comes from laziness. It was straight enough I didn’t need to do any left or right alignment. And the nocks lined up evenly with the handle after the ups and downs in the one limb. So I didn’t see a point in messing with it. So I really don’t have much time in this one. I probably have as much time with finish work as i did actually getting it to shoot.

Kyle
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Bob Barnes on March 14, 2018, 06:40:01 am
another good one Kyle.   :OK  Those of you that don't know Kyle... he ALWAYS does things his way and works on bows like a mad man... I'm looking forward to visiting with you at MoJam.
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Badger on March 14, 2018, 06:50:44 am
   This one came out nice!
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Bob W. on March 14, 2018, 07:22:35 pm
I thought the same as Dbar, nice finish!
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: Hrothgar on March 15, 2018, 02:48:39 am
Don't see too many Hedeby style bows, looks pretty authentic from here. Like that dark osage.
Title: Re: Osage Hedeby longbow, 50# 28”
Post by: PaulN/KS on March 15, 2018, 05:12:42 am
Nice job Kyle. I like to see those historic replica version bows getting built.  :OK