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Osage Bow Building Lumber 5/8" x (68"-72")
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Osage Bow Building Lumber 5/8" x (68"-72")

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Item Number: 4428
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Price: $54.95
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  • Q:

    Also I want to make a recurve bow, but the fiberglass you say you should use for the backing of the bow will be to wide. What should I do?
    Asked on 12/16/2013 by Matthew

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If you are going to build a recurve for this lumber you will want to use the Hickory backing to back this with. You will need to steam both pieces into the shape that you want before gluing them together.

      Answered on 12/31/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Can you make a recurve bow out of this lumber?
    Asked on 12/16/2013 by Matthew

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No it is to thick to do an extreme curve. I recommend going with the Osage Lamentations.

      Answered on 1/3/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    What type of glue do you recommend to use if using bamboo to back Osage
    Asked on 8/5/2013 by Shootanae from Patriot Ohio

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I used Titebond III. The bow I made had its tips reflexed with dry heat and it held up well. The bow was tillered at 45lbs. I use this bow atleast once a day and shoot for atleast half an hour with it. Its been 4 months and it has held up fine. I did scrape the glued sections of Osage and Bamboo before gluing.

      Answered on 8/8/2013 by MC Archer from San Marcos, TX
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Unibond; Item 4430-1 $18.50

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is is safe to burn design this?
    Asked on 7/29/2013 by joe

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      On the belly side of the bow you may be able to do so as long as you don't burn deep. Do not burn the back of the bow if you want a design it is best to stain or paint the design on.

      Answered on 8/9/2013 by Keith from 3 Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If the burn design is going to be on the belly, I don't foresee a problem with it. Depends on how extensive the burn design is. I don't recommend using this product without some kind of back. So burning the back is out of the question.

      Answered on 7/29/2013 by MC Archer from San Marcos, TX
  • Q:

    What's the weight this generally draws?
    Asked on 7/29/2013 by joe

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The thickness will allow at least a 80 lb. bow depending on bow design and how well it constructed and tillered out. I recommend purchasing a publication The Bent Stick by Paul Comstock (item# 6697) to get layout dimensions and/or the Video by Gary Davis; Rattlestick: A Selfbow Tutorial ( Item #7041).

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Keith from 3 Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Providing that a good backing is applied; is this osage timber comparable in performance to a bow formed from an osage stave?

    What type of backing do you recommend?
    Asked on 6/23/2013 by Wayne A from valley springs ca

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A Bamboo backed Osage bow will reflex/ deflex will preform better over just an Osage selfbow.

      Answered on 6/24/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    if i put a bamboo backing strip on this will it need to be cut thinner than 5/8 before i start tillering
    Asked on 1/9/2013 by sam from iowa

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      More than likely you will need to remove more material than if you just used the osage, but I would recommend removing the material during the tillering process as opposed to before you start tillering. That way you can make sure that you do not remove too much material.

      Answered on 1/10/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • A:

      no

      Answered on 7/9/2013 by harry from wheatfield ind
  • Q:

    Do you have any other woods to work with? I would like to make a Yew self-bow. Also, do you carry this lumber in thicker specs? Such as 1" thick or more?
    Asked on 10/29/2012 by Rich from Fort Wayne, IN

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The only other wood we offer for building a bow is Hickory board lumber. Unfortunately we do not have any wood that is 1'' thick.

      Answered on 10/30/2012 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Why these Osage lumber isn't flat sawn?
    Asked on 10/25/2012 by L from Missouri

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Our supplier does not make these specifically for archery. There are a limited amount of suppliers out there, and this is the best osage lumber that we have been able to find.

      Answered on 10/25/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Can you use this lumber to make a reflex/deflex bow if you back it with glass or bamboo and use a form like the ones sold with your bow kits?
    Asked on 9/9/2012 by keithg27 from davis ca

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This is a very thick piece of wood to make a laminated bow with. This is better suited for a single backing or a board bow.

      Answered on 9/11/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
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