Author Topic: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28  (Read 831 times)

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2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« on: June 24, 2022, 07:12:35 AM »
Good day everyone, I would like to present a bow I just finished. I bought this stave in April 2021 and at the time the seller said it had been cut around 8 years prior. I roughed out the bow blank in mid-2021 and spent quite a bit of time getting the stave bent into shape before I could brace it. Once at brace I set it aside until January of this year when I decided to sinew back the bow. I let it cure for nearly 4 months before I worked on it.

The bow took some work getting the tips aligned both before and after making it a takedown. I also ended up cutting off some bad wood in the riser and gluing on a new laminated handle. I had to full a void in the fadeout which was done with a mix of osage dust and glue.

This was one of my first tries working with an osage selfbow blank and my second attempt at sinew backing. It was quite a bit of work but everything went pretty smoothly

The bow is 62” ntn and draws 51# at 28”. It has 3” of rested reflex and holds close to 2” of reflex after a long shooting secession.

It has a fiberglass takedown sleeve which works perfectly and fits very tight. There is no indication it’s a takedown by looking at the bow, everything is flush and hidden under the leather grip.

The bow has buffalo horn tips and timber rattlesnake sheds glued over a thin rawhide backing. A true oil finish was applied before adding the deer leather grip and beaver tail leather shelf plate. The string is a 20 strand X99 string with beaver fur silencers.

Overall it was a great build and a bow I am very proud of. I have wanted to build a sinew backed static recurve and I am happy to say this is a good representation of what I had in mind.

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2022, 07:43:33 AM »
Awesome!  Extremely good string angle at the full draw ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 07:50:28 AM »
Nice job :thumbsup:
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 08:21:55 AM »
Wow! What a great looking bow.
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 09:37:36 AM »
Fantastic job on a beautiful bow.

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 09:46:11 AM »
  That's Purty Damn Sweet..!!

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2022, 09:57:32 AM »
Fine work and bow! :clapper:

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2022, 10:53:55 AM »
Very nice :thumbsup: Hard to tell from here that it's a takedown.

What did you use to glue the rawhide and skins?
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2022, 01:22:25 PM »
Mighty fine work

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2022, 07:20:17 AM »
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the nice comments.

Very nice :thumbsup: Hard to tell from here that it's a takedown.

What did you use to glue the rawhide and skins?

I used tightbond 3 for the rawhide and skins. It works very well for those tasks.

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2022, 08:02:50 AM »
Did you use anything on the bottom of the splice or is it just wood?
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2022, 03:26:40 PM »
Did you use anything on the bottom of the splice or is it just wood?

It has a thin piece of osage glued on the bottom. But to answer your question yes the riser is all wood.

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2022, 10:48:17 AM »
That is a beautiful looking bow!

You Done Good....Really Good!

Did use dry heat, boil, or steam , when bending the tips?
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2022, 02:49:37 PM »
I keep going to this thread because I love looking at this bow.  Truly outstanding.
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2022, 02:55:28 PM »
Very nice work 👍 . JF

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2022, 07:11:50 AM »


Did use dry heat, boil, or steam , when bending the tips?

Walt, I appreciate the nice words! I’ve found the only successful way for me to get super tight recurves like this one are to soak and boil the tips. I’ve soaked tips for a couple days prior to boiling to really soften them up to the hard bends.

I keep going to this thread because I love looking at this bow.  Truly outstanding.

Thanks rainman, I appreciate it! I’m happy with how it turned out 👍🏻

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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2022, 01:55:41 PM »
Excellent craftsmanship!  Great looking bow! :thumbsup:
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2022, 12:09:10 PM »
Nice job on those hooks!   Gotta love that string angle on a static tip. :clapper: :clapper:
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Re: 2-piece Takedown Sinew backed Osage Recurve 51@ 28
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2022, 11:12:31 AM »
Has it gained any weight yet?
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