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Native American bow

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Don T. Lewis 04-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 04-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 04-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 04-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 04-Jan-22
fdp 04-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 04-Jan-22
Tim Baker 04-Jan-22
[email protected] 04-Jan-22
Deno 04-Jan-22
Tim Finley 04-Jan-22
fdp 04-Jan-22
tagalong2 04-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 04-Jan-22
[email protected] 04-Jan-22
[email protected] 04-Jan-22
Runner 04-Jan-22
Shootalot 04-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 04-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 05-Jan-22
totem 05-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 05-Jan-22
cut it out 05-Jan-22
Deno 05-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 05-Jan-22
[email protected] 05-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 06-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 06-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 06-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 06-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 06-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 06-Jan-22
Deno 06-Jan-22
Bjrogg 06-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 06-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 06-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 06-Jan-22
Don T. Lewis 06-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 06-Jan-22
Ironfist 06-Jan-22
Ironfist 06-Jan-22
Mike E 06-Jan-22
Ironfist 06-Jan-22
hickory 06-Jan-22
Bjrogg 06-Jan-22
cut it out 06-Jan-22
From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 04-Jan-22

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Who on here. Has made a working Native American style bow? I’d like to get Ideas for my Native American display. Please show pictures of what you have made.

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 04-Jan-22




Don, timely post. I’m making an Iroquois war club now. Please give some details on yours pictured

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 04-Jan-22




Jay The ball club on top in the picture I carved out of Cherry wood. Because my mom and pop cut down an old Cherry tree in their yard. I made it in the style of the woodland Lenape Natives in my neck of the woods. The bottom club is a Canadian style root ball war club from McGregor Bay Canada. It was a souvenir from that area.

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 04-Jan-22




Very nice, I’ll post my first one if it turns out.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 04-Jan-22




After I found my first arrowhead. A Black flint Brewerton point. In the middle of the woods. Less then 100 yards from where I killed my first deer with a bow and arrow. I have since had an interest in Native American ways. Guess I’m not the only one Jay.

From: fdp
Date: 04-Jan-22




I've made about 100 of various designs.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 04-Jan-22




Could you show a few pictures Frank? Sure would like to see them.

From: Tim Baker
Date: 04-Jan-22

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Except for sinew/wood/horn composites American Indians have used about every known bow design. Here's my favorite:

From: [email protected]
Date: 04-Jan-22




I copied an Osage Indian tribe bow from specs in Jim Hamm's book he got the specs from a museum bow.Not sure about pictures they might be on a floppy disc! Damn Photobucket took all my pictures.

From: Deno
Date: 04-Jan-22




Don Look up Noel Grayson on youtube. Lots of info.

Deno

From: Tim Finley Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Jan-22




Ive never made one but I have one. I got it from an oldtimer in a nearby town he was being moved in to an old folks home and selling everything, he was about 90. he got the bow from his dad that homesteaded here in the 1800s he acquired it from a Sioux indian.

From: fdp
Date: 04-Jan-22




I'll see if I have any pictures left.

From: tagalong2
Date: 04-Jan-22




I have one that was made on the Cherokee nation. It was made for my Dad when he was just a kid. It's some where around 85 years old.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 04-Jan-22




Thanks Deno

From: [email protected]
Date: 04-Jan-22




I copied an Osage bow from a painting by Jack Paluh called "double bearded trophy" of a NA with a turkey.Jack and I signed the bow and print #1 then donated the package to the NWTF convention auction.

From: [email protected]
Date: 04-Jan-22

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We guestimated the specs

From: Runner
Date: 04-Jan-22




Did showing side-butt make the artist uneasy?

From: Shootalot
Date: 04-Jan-22




Don, you are very talented. Nice display.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 04-Jan-22




Thanks shootalot

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 05-Jan-22




Nice painting Mike. Thanks for sharing that with us.

From: totem
Date: 05-Jan-22

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Photo for Lewis

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 05-Jan-22




Very nice Dave. Thanks!

From: cut it out
Date: 05-Jan-22




Those are great looking! Would be very fun to hunt with one!

From: Deno
Date: 05-Jan-22




Nice!!!!

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 05-Jan-22




Nice Totem !!

From: [email protected]
Date: 05-Jan-22




It's too bad Indianguy isn't on LW anyone.I searched and all the pictures are gone on his old threads.

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 06-Jan-22

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Here’s the start of my first war club. A piece of mulberry I cut early 2021

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 06-Jan-22

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So far I have an eagle head and a Pike head on the handles end.

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 06-Jan-22

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Oddly enough the other side resembles a Whale head

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 06-Jan-22

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From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 06-Jan-22

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Still need some detail work

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 06-Jan-22

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Another oddity came out as I worked the wood down. A knot inside the wood turns out to look like a baby duck in the eagles mouth. It doesn’t really match the look. But may leave it.

Opinions, leave the duck or cut it out?

From: Deno
Date: 06-Jan-22




That looks great. Looking forward to the progress

From: Bjrogg
Date: 06-Jan-22




That’s a very interesting piece of wood you are working on there Jay . I might have to let you give me a tap on the noodle to test it out.

Looking good Totem. Always enjoy seeing your work.

Nice collection going there so far Don.

Bjrogg

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 06-Jan-22




I’ve got some Cherry cut to make a ball club next

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 06-Jan-22

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Looking good Jay. I say leave the duck in the mouth. When making a ball style war club I look for a piece that has a fairly straight handle section coming off a lager diameter branch. And cut it so the ball will be forward of the handle. Any hard wood will do. I stained my Cherry war club with Walnut. Because most of the ones I have seen in pictures were always on the dark side. I guess because of patina and age. Not a very good drawing. But I think you can get the idea from it.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 06-Jan-22

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Another thing I’ll do before making a full size war club is make a mini version of it first. It helps me to figure out the shape I want to get.

From: Don T. Lewis
Date: 06-Jan-22

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This mini I made is just slightly over 6” long.

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 06-Jan-22




Very nice. Yeah this first one I just followed what was inside the piece of wood. Ans is pretty large.

The next one will be more of a normal size.

From: Ironfist
Date: 06-Jan-22

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Wabenaki warbow I build these and Penobscots

From: Ironfist
Date: 06-Jan-22

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White Ash Penobscot #50 @ 28 stained Black Walnut. My son and guinea pig Tom drawing the bow.

From: Mike E
Date: 06-Jan-22




x2 4nolz, I think about him every time one of these threads come,,sure do miss his posts.

From: Ironfist
Date: 06-Jan-22

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Wabenaki "Child of the Dawn"

From: hickory
Date: 06-Jan-22




Ironfist, that is a sweet lookin bow

From: Bjrogg
Date: 06-Jan-22




Nice bend you have there iron fist. Very nice use of this design.

Bjrogg

From: cut it out
Date: 06-Jan-22




Wow never seen one of those.





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