Finished a new bow as a gift. An unusual Osage orange wood that didn’t have the yellow-orange pigmentation. I am only certain that it is Osage since I cut it down myself. This is the first bow from the tree. It doesn’t seem quite as hard as regular Osage (but still very dense) and took a minor set after a couple days shooting. Otherwise it is a sweet bow. Fast but fairly smooth at a draw weight about 35# @ 28″. Made for a teenage shooter.
Bows are very difficult to photograph but this one shows a nice curve to the tiller that maybe another enthusiast can appreciate.
The stave has a little kink to it and a slight “S” twist end-to-end centering the string at the mid-point. Construction is basically a traditional English target longbow design with a low “D” cross-section.