I was going to say the last time I visited Oklahoma I was amazed at the number of “Horse Apple” or “Osage Orange” trees growing everywhere. That ought to be a self bow builders heaven. I use hickory because it is common to the east where I live and it is very forgiving of grain violation. I have read that one must be more careful of the grain in Osage.
I would suggest trying a self bow or two and then work your way into the laminated bows. Ditto on 3 Rivers library selections. A lot of good info there especially the Traditional Bowyers Bibles. Good luck with your project.
Reply To: Bow MakingWilliam Warren2017-02-07T10:34:41-07:00