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Main Discussion Area => Bows => Topic started by: PaSteve on February 25, 2022, 11:27:18 am

Title: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: PaSteve on February 25, 2022, 11:27:18 am
    This bow came from a shorter very clean osage stave. I decided to make a sinew backed osage recurve and dress it up with some copperhead skins. Recurves were boiled and bent over a form. Deflex was done with dry heat. Three courses of sinew were applied with hide glue in three stages, waiting 2 weeks between each application. The recurves were tied and tightened as the sinew dried. Since the stave was not very deep, I built the handle up with hickory, jatoba, birch, and redheart I had left over from previous projects.
     After final tillering and shooting in the bow I applied copper head skins for aesthetics, and protection for the sinew. I painted the curves on the back of the bow and drew deer hoof prints. (My painting and drawing skills could definitely use some attention) A thread wrap was added to the skin/ sinew transition. Nock overlays are a combo of buffalo and kudu horn. Handle wrap is dyed goat leather with kangaroo lace. The bow is 57" and 48# @ 26". A comfortable weight for hunting deer and black bear.
     Trying to get pictures outside was quite challenging as the skins blended so well with the wintertime surroundings. Thanks for looking.(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51900635859_145ed379fd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5hjRi)IMG_20220220_144148 (https://flic.kr/p/2n5hjRi) by sw archer13 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/), on (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51899345792_83c4f0ae79_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5aHmL)IMG_20220220_143708 (https://flic.kr/p/2n5aHmL) by sw archer13 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/), on FlickrFlickr(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51900396443_678c5f6a55_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5g6Fr)IMG_20220220_144021 (1) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5g6Fr) by sw archer13 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/), on Flickr(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51899346252_1eb00f9f1c_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5aHuG)IMG_20220220_143735 (https://flic.kr/p/2n5aHuG) by sw archer13 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: PaSteve on February 25, 2022, 11:32:31 am
Few more pics(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51900636384_b948731c69_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5hk1m)IMG_20220220_144727~2 (1) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5hk1m) by sw archer13 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/), on Flickr(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51900958330_79b0c29a12_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5iYH9)IMG_20220221_161214 (https://flic.kr/p/2n5iYH9) by [url=https://flic.kr/p/2n5aJfz](https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51899348797_f9d56b9f13_k.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/)IMG_20220221_160946 (1) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5aJfz) by sw archer13 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/), on Flickrsw archer13[/url], on Flickr(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51900638144_73fa62c4ac_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5hkwG)IMG_20220221_162758 (https://flic.kr/p/2n5hkwG) by sw archer13 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: PaSteve on February 25, 2022, 11:35:25 am
One more(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51900638459_534b6107ba_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2n5hkC8)IMG_20220221_162820 (https://flic.kr/p/2n5hkC8) by sw archer13 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155807693@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: Bob Barnes on February 25, 2022, 11:40:16 am
What's not to like about that deer killer !  It looks like a sure thing for a BOM to me...  :OK
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: Will B on February 25, 2022, 12:01:35 pm
Beautiful bow in every aspect Steve. That should make you an awesome hunting bow. Great job!
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: rps3 on February 25, 2022, 12:07:21 pm
Very nice.
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: Pat B on February 25, 2022, 12:26:11 pm
What a real beauty! Everything about it is right on.  8)  :OK
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: bassman211 on February 25, 2022, 12:43:39 pm
Steve good for you. Nice bend with lots of bling. Good length,and the right poundage. (-S (SH)
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: wooddamon1 on February 25, 2022, 01:24:21 pm
Wow! Very nice!
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: Kidder on February 25, 2022, 01:40:43 pm
That is an absolutely stunning bow Steve! Iím working on a similar design currently but there is little hope of achieving this level of awesome!
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: TimBo on February 25, 2022, 02:28:11 pm
That is a really sweet bow.
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: Stixnstones on February 25, 2022, 05:33:36 pm
Wow! You went above and beyond with this build. Just a truly beautiful bow, congrats....
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: bentstick54 on February 25, 2022, 07:23:58 pm
Wow, thatís a real piece of functional working art. Fantastic looking bow.
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: Selfbowman on February 25, 2022, 08:11:21 pm
What's not to like about that deer killer !  It looks like a sure thing for a BOM to me...  :OK

Yep Iíd say so well done!!!
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: Allyn T on February 25, 2022, 09:02:23 pm
It's beautiful
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: PaSteve on February 26, 2022, 06:45:42 pm
Thanks for the compliments. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: bownarra on February 27, 2022, 02:09:02 am
 :)
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: simk on February 27, 2022, 12:49:01 pm
fantastic  (-S
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: bjrogg on February 27, 2022, 02:00:48 pm
 Very  nicely done Steve. That one looks like itíll be comfortable in the woods.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: M2A on February 28, 2022, 08:33:37 am
Nice bow in every aspect.
Mike
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: WhistlingBadger on March 02, 2022, 05:01:11 pm
Beautiful!  The curves, the skins, and the deer tracks.  Love it all.
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: timmyd on March 02, 2022, 09:26:55 pm
wow...just a beauty!!...a 60" osage recurve is on my list...your bow is an inspiration to get on it
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: superdav95 on March 04, 2022, 12:26:44 am
Beautiful bow.  Very nice. 
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: smoke on March 04, 2022, 08:43:22 am
I'd say you really hit that one out of the park!! Excellent!!
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: diliviu on March 04, 2022, 10:36:27 am
Stunning bow! Bold design and great execution.
Title: Re: Sinew Backed Osage Recurve
Post by: PaSteve on March 04, 2022, 11:32:26 am
Thanks again guys. Really means a lot coming from this group.