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osage orange

Discussion in 'Archery' started by roesso, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. roesso

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    can i make a board bow out of osage orange 1x4 board i no its ideal wood just didnt no if i could use a 1x4
     
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    never made a bow outta an osage board, or any board for that matter.
    but here is a link to a fella who made an edge grain osage bow.
    http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,32395.msg428376.html#msg428376
    it was a stave not a board but basics still apply.
    i would reckon an osage board bow would be done like most board bows.
    and i would imagine a backing of some sort would be in order
    this fella has some great advise on making board bows and some easy to follow build alongs
    http://poorfolkbows.com/index.html
    good luck and keep us posted on how it goes
     
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    if you back it with sinew or something. otherwise you'll have to chase the grain.
     
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    Its a board, I don't think he will have a ring to chase.

    roesso , you can back the board with a lot of different materials to keep the board from developing a splinter or breaking. Bamboo will make a very fast hard hitting bow as a backing. Osage and hickory backing would be great, just make sure you get a straight grain hickory backing.
    Sadie already sent you to a good forum for some research.
     
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    If you use a boo backing aand the 1x4 is long enough, you should easily be able to make 2 bows from that board. A 50 lb boo-sage bow will only need to be about 1-3/8 to 1-1/2" wide at the fades. You will likely need to trap it a liitle bit and glue in some reflex. Reflex-deflex would be even nicer, but that does get into some advanced geometry/tillering. Have fun and good luck.

    K
     
  6. deathmetalbowyer

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    You could make a nasty ELB with an osage/boo 1x4. Just make sure its in a "D" style.
     
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    I have made plenty of board bows and Osage works fine. No need to chase ring on a board bow, just make sure it's straight grained. Cut in two and make two bows. Cut a smaller piece and glue up your handle section.
     

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