Osage or Black Locust

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Osage or Black Locust

Makko
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Makko
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Joined: December 31st, 2010, 2:18 am

January 3rd, 2011, 1:24 am #1

  Hello, I'm new to this and would greatly appreciate some help.  I'm wanting to go with Black Locust for my first bow for the reason that it was main used by the cherokee, and I don't really know if Osage was.  Plus I want my first attempt to make a bow to be a success like we all do, lol.  Which wood is better for a 28" draw, in the style of Plains regular bow, or I may have to go to a shorter draw and go to the Plains Flat Bow.  Either of these will be sinew backed giving it a reflex.  This bow will have my heart and soul in it when done.  So I'm asking for wisdom and help.
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aztec
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January 3rd, 2011, 1:45 am #2

hey makko, welcome to the planet!

 i dont know much about bow making but lots of guys do on the bow making forum would know. just follow this link

http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/forums/18

and post your question there,they should be able to help you out
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Makko
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January 3rd, 2011, 2:28 am #3

Thanks, I'm still learning how to use this site.  And I have to say this place is awesome, love all the knowledge that is here to learn and not foregotten.  Thanks again for your quick reply.
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Kongu65
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December 17th, 2014, 9:09 pm #4

you can make your next bow out of hickory. Hikory is the best wood to use for beginners. its very forgiveing of mistakes. yew is the best bow wood. it has strong thick inner bark, good for compression. and a softer outer bark good for streching. my brother`s into bow makeing. and ive lerned a bit from him. i hope this tiny bit helps. 
Last edited by Kongu65 on December 17th, 2014, 9:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Ryan3880
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December 18th, 2014, 3:33 pm #5

Kongu65- you might want to look at the date that was nearly 5 years ago that the thread was posted....... He's probably got it figured it out by now : )
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