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Title: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 14, 2018, 12:58:09 am
Hi,

This last bow is the fourth osage recurve 61" i made with osage from Nebraska. (i have also osage from Hungary)

This bow was already discussed here :
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,62507.0.html

Jérôme
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: Hrothgar on March 14, 2018, 01:56:51 am
Good looking bow, nice job on the tips too. Is the upper limb (with the knot near the handle) longer than the lower limb?
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 14, 2018, 03:24:47 am
Thanks Hrothgar !

No this is a symetrical bow.

Vive la liberté, hey hey !  :OK
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: Pappy on March 14, 2018, 03:33:34 am
Just a beauty. Nice work, :)
 Pappy
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: Bob W. on March 14, 2018, 03:53:22 am
Beautiful Osage bow Redbow22, tiller looks great and that handle wrap looks top notch!
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 14, 2018, 03:58:16 am
Thank you ! it 's been a long work !
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: JWMALONE on March 14, 2018, 04:59:03 am
Really nice work on that bow, took me a second to catch that Made in France part, nice.
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: Badger on March 14, 2018, 05:13:56 am
   Very Nice!
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 14, 2018, 05:36:25 am
Thanks  JWMALONE and Badger !
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: Greg DeJanes on March 14, 2018, 05:44:08 am
It looks like you have been making bows for some time. Really nice work. My name was changed from DeJean to DeJanes in the  1800 census here. The family arrived in New York in 1794 to escape the French revolution. The family was living in Paris before coming here. I still feel a certain affinity toward France. :laugh:

Thanks,
Greg
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 14, 2018, 06:26:28 am
Hi Greg, dear cousin  ;)

Thank you !
Yes i  have been making bows since 1994.
I also feel a certain affinity toward your country since i read Jim Hamm book, traveled many times in North America. (Quebec, New York, Iowa, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Texas ...) and of course fell in love with osage wood  :)
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: rps3 on March 14, 2018, 06:36:02 am
Nice work. 
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: Pat B on March 14, 2018, 06:40:32 am
Beautiful bow.   :OK
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: BowEd on March 14, 2018, 06:49:16 am
That bow really fits right in on here.Sweet bend and overall profile.
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: Aaron H on March 14, 2018, 07:51:02 am
Excellent work all around
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 14, 2018, 08:50:43 am
Thanks a lot gents, a nice reward after such efforts !  :D
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: DuBois on March 14, 2018, 09:51:22 am
Very beautiful bow!
Was the knot left with an extra growth ring or 2 above the back?
I'm working on one now with some proud knots I hope look as good  8)
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 14, 2018, 10:52:47 am
 Hi DuBois (another french name that fits with selfbow making),

Thanks !  no extra growth ring on the knot it is not necessary and even risky on bending parts  i think ...
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: upstatenybowyer on March 14, 2018, 04:39:40 pm
Fantastic.  :BB
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: selfbow joe on March 14, 2018, 04:49:44 pm
Good looking bow. Nice work
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Post by: M2A on March 16, 2018, 05:19:18 am
Great looking bow. I like the handle wrap and tiller looks very good. I bet its a fast shooter :) 
Mike
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 16, 2018, 09:15:58 am
Thanks guys !

M2A, I made some decoration with simple lines  grooved on the handle with a bone tool  (before assembling and stitching of course)

White felt (sized chair leg tip) is color coordinated with  the white antler tips, allows constant hand placement and better arrow sliding.

The bow has a dacron string for daily training and a linen string for our "european prehistoric competitions"

I wish i had a speed chrono i can't tell ...

(You can see on the pictures the wood was not lin seed oiled yet )
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: mullet on March 16, 2018, 11:45:43 am
That is a really good looking bow. I love the leather work you did.
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Post by: leonwood on March 17, 2018, 02:22:22 am
Really pretty bow with great eye for detail
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: Jim Davis on March 17, 2018, 08:31:00 am
Hi DuBois (another french name that fits with selfbow making),

Thanks !  no extra growth ring on the knot it is not necessary and even risky on bending parts  i think ...

Nice to find another bowyer who follows this practice about knots. I point out the the grain does not run up to a knot and stop, it goes around.

Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 18, 2018, 12:53:43 am
Thanks !
 Jim Davis I thought a  bowyer with a minimum of experience would  know about knot and grain ?
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: ntvbowyer1969 on March 19, 2018, 07:40:20 pm
Top notch job.
Love everything about her.
Title: Re: Osage recurve 61" made in France
Post by: redbow22 on March 20, 2018, 02:43:25 am
 Thank you !