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Offline Will B

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65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« on: September 16, 2022, 05:09:00 pm »
This osage recurve bow is 65 ntn and is backed with one layer of whitetail deer back and leg sinew. I used Knox gelatin glue for the sinew and wrapped it with an ace bandage after applying the sinew. The bow is 50# @ 28 and is really smooth to draw and quiet on release. I used a straight pyramid design;  1-3/8 wide at the fades and 1/2 at the tips. The tip overlays are ebony and the handle wrap is tanned cow hide laced with artificial sinew. The string is Dacron B-55.

I applied bull snakeskins using TB III to protect the sinew. The bow is finished with six coats of Tru-Oil and a final coat of spar urethane.

Offline Will B

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2022, 05:10:08 pm »
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Offline Will B

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 05:11:33 pm »
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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2022, 05:13:50 pm »
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Offline BowEd

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2022, 05:16:03 pm »
Sweet!!!Like the over the edge skin application.Still got those 2 bull snake skins you set me too.
I'll be using a bow similar in profile this year deer hunting.
BowEd
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Ed

Offline Pat B

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2022, 06:47:04 pm »
Very nice bow.  :OK 
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2022, 10:47:42 pm »
Beautiful bow, Will. Really like the profile. Very well done.
"It seems so much more obvious with bows than with other matters, that we are the guardians of the prize we seek." Dean Torges

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2022, 12:22:14 am »
beautiful,,, congrats.. (-S

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2022, 12:52:28 am »
Wow. Nice bow.  Love the curves on this one.  Love the skins too.  Well done sir
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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Offline M2A

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2022, 07:45:30 am »
Very nice! Thats a looker for sure.
Mike

Offline Stixnstones

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2022, 01:16:28 pm »
Yep that'll work.... Great job
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Offline Will B

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2022, 04:34:56 pm »
Thanks fellas

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2022, 04:53:38 pm »
Very nice!  Those are some beautiful skins.  Glad it's a great shooter as well as a great looker!
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Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2022, 05:54:53 pm »
Looks great.
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline bassman211

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Re: 65 Sinew-Backed Osage Recurve
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2022, 12:28:36 am »
Another ringer Bill.