Northern Plains Gullwing build-along using stone/antler tools

Knight247
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January 30th, 2016, 1:29 am #1

Northern Plains bow in the works. After harvesting 2.5" diameter chokecherry sapling the stave is roughed out using antler wedges and a flint hand-axe.The 44" long stave is then coated in a generous layer of bear fatand lashed to form. Here it will season for approximately one month before it's ready to be backed with sinew.    
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January 30th, 2016, 1:34 am #2

Stave lashed to form

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Thimosabv
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January 30th, 2016, 2:30 am #3

Looking real good. Thank you for sharing this.
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Ryan3880
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January 30th, 2016, 3:02 pm #4

Very cool man 
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Michael Bootz
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January 30th, 2016, 4:47 pm #5

Cool project, can't wait to see this continued.
And I love the "let's do this" buckets - perfect motto!
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February 13th, 2018, 3:22 am #6

Yes, keep us all informed, I have read that chokecherry can make wonderful bows.
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