hawthorn flatbow

Hawthorn flatbow A little over a year a go I cut some hawthorn. I got six staves out of them but when I debarked them I found they where all littered with bug holes! Only one of the staves looked like it could have a bow in it so I […]

Black locust recurve

Black locust static recurve This stave has a few knots on one limb and had a sideways bend in the middle but the other side is really clean. After roughing out I corrected the sideways bend in the handle with steam. It also has some twist but I could not […]

Elder HLD Flatbow

Elderberry HLD Flatbow So I am just trying out all the local woods which I think can make a nice bow. This elderberry stave was cut in may with a hld in mind. I split it immediately, debarked it and threw in the corner of my shed. Thickest part was […]

Black Locust static HLD

Black locust static This bow came from a stave I got from a fellow bowbuilder in the Netherlands. It was quite big so I decided to split it in two, this is the first bow from that stave. The stave had some propellor twist and a sideways bend in the […]

Hazelaar HLD

hazelaar hld

Geen platte buik Eén van mijn favoriete bogenbouwers die vaak bogen post op het primitive archer forum is Simon Siess (primitive-bows.com) uit Duitsland. Hij maakt echt prachtige bogen en is een paar jaar geleden begonnen met zogenaamde “Hollow Limb Design” bogen. Hij heeft de theorie dat vooral bij kleine diameter […]