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Offline simson

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Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« on: September 09, 2017, 06:24:23 am »
Long time ago I made a 5 curve bow out of a pair of nice, snakey and very old osage sister billets. All curves were steamed in, except the central at the handle which was induced as a backset splice. The greyish brown color was already in the wood. That bow came out a bit long and felt sluggish, I wasn’t really pleased with the result, so I put it away and it was laying in my rack for years.

Recently I decided to go ahead with that stick. I shortened each limb, cut away the handle splice, steamed in sharp statics instead of roundish working recurves, stiffened the levers with inserted horn wedges, steamed out the deflex into reflex,  put on homemade td sleeves and retillered the bow. On lower limb the fade was too thin, I glued on a cut off from that bow.

The design of that bow had changed completely.

Now it’s a fine shooter without any shock and looks much better, at least for my eyes. It’s now symmetrical, limbs have exact same length, ntn is 60”. The handle is goat leather with an accent strip of stingray leather, arrow pass is also stingray. That bow is not dyed, this is the natural color.





Steaming out deflex


Piking


Tried the opposite angle, next time I go ’normal‘ (steepest side of upper limb on the back) again






Lower limb got a glued on piece to match the sleeve




















The stringray strip is sanded and gaps filled with white mineral pigment + glue
























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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 01:21:44 pm »
Simson, you are a problem-solving, horn-splicing, billet-joining, always-thinking, never-disappointing, bow-making machine! Love everything, but my favorite pic is the one from the front against the tree that really shows off the snakiness.
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 02:17:57 pm »
Very impressive work. 
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 03:39:03 pm »
thanks for sharing, very very beautiful,,  (SH)

Offline Steve Milbocker

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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 05:45:11 pm »
Beautiful work as always Simon. I always look forward to see what your next creation will be.
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 01:31:51 am »
Wow :o... I've just fallen off my chair.
Masterpiece.
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 02:52:22 am »
You're a master man. I love seeing what you make
Greg,
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 03:27:25 am »
Man. Even your handwriting looks like a calligraphic masterpiece.
I'm starting hating you  ;D
incredible bow  :OK

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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 04:46:22 am »
You never disappoint Simson. I'd say Jeff pretty well summed it up. I'm just guessing this was possibly a BOM  sitting there you weren't really happy with that it could be a BOM again. This time you're gonna like it. I love the pictures of the two limbs side by side.
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 05:57:12 am »
Sweet looking Simon!
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 07:55:30 am »
Very cool looking bow. Love it

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2017, 11:24:15 am »
that`s a great bow, wow
Hans
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Offline Will H

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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2017, 02:12:33 pm »
This one goes up there in my top favorite bows I've seen from you Simon! Very very cool!!
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2017, 03:42:59 pm »
A very beautiful but useful looking rig to carry with you anywhere you want.Nice work simon.Good pictures also.
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Re: Osage static td 'transformer' 48#/28” (No. 93) >>pic heavy<<
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2017, 04:11:15 pm »
Wow!