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    • Jeremy Holden
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      I posted these links on another website so if you’ve already seem them, sorry to have baited you in. But if you haven’t I’ve been working on my 4th osage longbow. Screwed the first 3 and it’s all I can do to go ssslllooooowwww on this one.

      I think I know where my two areas are that need work but don’t want to bias anyone. What so you think?

      http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/Lzfd58/?action=view&current=BendingOsage002.mp4

      http://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/Lzfd58/?action=view&current=BendingOsage001.mp4

      -Jeremy

    • gigglemonk
      Post count: 146

      Nice looking bow. Maybe some more bending from midlimb to tips, looks like some long levers. Dimensions?

    • Jeremy Holden
      Post count: 59

      Thank you for your opinion on the bow. It’s 66″ from tip to tip. Right now it’s about 60# @ 28″. The limb’s are 1 3/4 inches wide at the fades and then they taper down to 1/2 inch at the tips. The tips are a little wider than that but I’m trying to save the pretty work till I know I have a good bow.

      -Jeremy

    • Wexbow
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      Might be worth asking Clay at the twisted stave for some input, i’m sure he’d be more than willing to help

    • David Petersen
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      Monk — I second both Jeremy and Wexbow: The bow appears to be bending excessively right out from the fades, and perhaps not coincidentally that’s precisely where nearly all of my own failed Osage bows eventually broke. I suspect you need to thin the limbs from midpoint out a wee bit. But of course that will lower your draw weight. That in turn can get you into the “leveling the table” syndrome where you may have to shorten the bow a bit to get your weight back up, and on and on. Also, may be the video angle, but it looks as if the top limb is longer than the lower, though the tiller, so far as balance between limbs, appears good. Do ask Clay before you start removing more wood. I have one of his Osage selfbows, and twisted snakey beauty that is absolutely flawless as a shooter. He’s the go-to guy for selfbows right now, though we have other experts as well. I ain’t among them. 😛

    • Jeremy Holden
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      Thanks to those that gave their advice. It seems as though you’re all on the same page.

      I have been e-mailing with Clay and actually following his awesome 3 part series on youtube. He made it look so dog gone easy. I’m hoping he sees this thread and has a chance to shime in.

      I am holding at 60 lbs right now so I think I may be alright to scrape a little mid-limb to tips. In fact Clay already commented once that the top limb needed it more than the bottom. And yes the top is longer than the bottom. By about 2.5-3 inches.

      Well, easy does it. Thanks for the input!

      -Jeremy

    • gigglemonk
      Post count: 146

      With the 1/2″ tips I find that Osage can give some gnarly hand shock if the outer limbs aren’t working enough. Still, good work, taking game with a self made bow is incredible.

      Looking forward to seeing the final outcome!

    • Jeremy Holden
      Post count: 59

      Round #2, had to do some scraping after I found out my wife’s blazer needs a new fuel pump, arghhh! Let me know how it looks. Thanks.

      -Jeremy

      [video src="https://s613.photobucket.com/albums/tt213/Lzfd58/?action=view&current=OsageTake21373.mp4" /]

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