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Offline Kidder

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Semi bendy Osage character bow
« on: May 13, 2024, 12:12:20 am »
Hey everyone. Here is a bow I finished up fairly recently. Itís 60Ē TTT and pulls 55# at 26Ē. Widest part of the limbs is just past mid limb on both limbs. Narrowest is just over an inch and is about 1/3 out from the handle. Thatís what the stave gave me. Iíd say itís a ďsemi bendy handleĒ bow - definitely bends into the handle a little but not like a true bendy. But itís the first bow Iíve built that wasnít a totally stiff handle bow. Tip overlays are whitetail antler as is the arrow rest. This bow was by far the most difficult build Iíve done. It had all sorts of problems - lacked width and thickness, snake, pin knots, bigger knots, twist, etc. There are many cracks running through the handle area. Everything was filled with CA. Itís super fun to shoot, any every time I do, Iím thankful when itís over and it hasnít blown up! Hard to trust a bow that is half super glue!
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr
60Ē Osage semi bendy character bow by B Kidd, on Flickr

Offline Pat B

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2024, 12:43:51 am »
Very nice bow from a difficult stave. Congratulations. 
 On this style bow I like to the handle just start to give when I reach my full draw.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC

Offline bentstick54

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2024, 01:52:23 am »
Very nicely done out a very difficult stave.

Offline Pappy

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2024, 09:27:28 am »
Nice work, beautiful Tiller. :)
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Offline superdav95

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2024, 10:24:59 am »
Nicely done sir.  Thatís a bow that tests your skills and letís you know what can be done.  Very nice. 
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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Offline Hamish

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2024, 07:46:53 pm »
Lovely bow there. Quite a challenge.

Offline Will B

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2024, 05:38:58 pm »
Thatís a real beauty!  Nice tiller on a very challenging stave.

Offline Juan Ant. Espinosa

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2024, 01:48:39 pm »
Incredible what you did with a wood like that... It is really beautiful. And perfectly tillered.
Do you think that dessign makes less speedy bows than a similar stiff handle one?

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2024, 01:51:49 am »
Thatís a beauty!
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2024, 09:17:37 pm »
Very nice job getting everything that piece of wood had.

I love bows like that. Well done

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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2024, 12:16:20 am »
I love all the wibbly-wobbly bits!
Guns have triggers. Bicycles have wheels. Trees and bows have wooden limbs.

Offline wooddamon1

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2024, 10:50:26 am »
Sweet bow!

Offline ajooter

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2024, 10:52:53 am »
Nice bend you got out of that wonky stick!

Offline Kidder

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2024, 02:00:00 pm »
Thanks for all the nice comments guys. Pat - I believe thatís how I have this bow - just starting to bend in the handle at full draw. As for the speed question, I donít notice any difference in speed. Once I get to shooting it through my chronograph Iíll post up speeds. Iíd guess itís  160-170 fps +/- with hunting arrows, which is what I get from most of my bows.

Offline Juan Ant. Espinosa

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Re: Semi bendy Osage character bow
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2024, 04:31:06 am »
Sorry for the extra comment: Iīm watching your bow and reading again not in a hurry this time and what I see here is amazing; this is a master piece. Congratulations.
It seems to  have been born as a deflex-reflex one; better for drawing it with the speed ventatge near tips.
Thanks for your answer.