Question: What do you think is the best wood to use?
Wood choice is determined by several factors including, but not limited to draw weight, performance expectations, backed or self bows. I started my bow building career on the un-backed, all-natural self bow side of the art.
So there you are working on your 7th long bow of your bow building career- an Osage self bow with a cut out shelf in a non-working handle.
You're feeling pretty confident this one will be even better than the last. The draw weight is what your customer ordered and its tiller has a short +1/4"...
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asking ~$700 TYD (CONTUS) for this amazing longbow.
Excellent condition 9/10
Surprisingly FAST at my short 27" draw length.
Quiet and SUPER SMOOTH.
Riser: Oasge and Black Phenolic
Limbs: Osage w/ antler tips
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I am looking at making a laminate recurve/longbow from some osage and adding some .030 fiberglass accents down the center.
I originally planned on cutting 1/8"x1.5x35" inch laminates, but after cutting a small piece and comparing it to the bow shape I want, it's too hard to bend to the...
This is my first bow and its made from osage wood laminates I cut from a board and unfortunately, there is some grain crossing in the laminates.
.125*2 osage, .040 *2 core-tuff, then .125*2 osage with a purpleheart riser (between core-tuff).
I was wondering if I need a backing...
I am planning to build my first selfbow for my daughters..
Never tried ...
Anyone willing to ship a couple 60+ inch strait staves to me in Hawaii??
Osage, Hickory, whatever..
Pm me if interested..
I can send a money order..