THIS OSAGE ORANGE LOG WAS CUT IN NOVEMBER 2001.JAMES EASTER HAS MADE THE OSAGE BOW NOW FOR 12 YEARS AND WORKS ONLY THE OSAGE THAT HE FEELS WILL MAKE A BOW.
WE CUT OSAGE OVER 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND UP TO 25 INCHES IN DIAMETER BY 10 FEET LONG TO GIVE NICE FLAT BACK GROWTH RINGS.THE BEST WE CAN FIND HAS VERY LITTLE KNOTS,TWIST,AND CARRIES A GOOD GROWTH RING PATTERN.THE OSAGE END ABOVE IS 16 INCHES IN DIAMETER AND 100 INCHES LONG AND VERY STRAIGHT.
PLEASE CALL HIM @ 319 835 5892 OR E MAIL AT email@example.com FOR YOUR OSAGE STAVE.
HE IS ALWAYS WILLING TO TALK ABOUT OSAGE ORANGE STAVES TO FIT YOUR NEXT BOW MAKING PROJECT.
YOU CAN ONLY BUY JAMES EASTER'S BOWS AND STAVES FROM HIS WEB SITES BY GIVING HIM A CALL.THEY ARE NOT SOLD ELSEWHERE
A few Bow Staves of other types of wood are now in stock also.We have Hackberry (nice wood for the beginner,and this is clean straight stuff,nice!!),Black Locust (a favorite on the East Coast by Native Americans in earlier centuries),and we have plenty of the old stand-by Hickory.Please ask us about a First Time Bowyer's starter package.This is one of three woods listed plus an antique used Draw Knife (I think they sharpen easier and besides they have some history),and Al Herrin's book "Cherokee Bows and Arrows" all for one price.
We have a nice supply of old Draw Knives for your Bowmaking pleasure also.These have stories to tell and what a better way to bring life back into them by using one to build your Bow.
Call us anytime for pricing at 319 835 5892 Office.
319 835 0916 Shop.
We accept MasterCard/Visa.
There are many good books on making bows and we recommend you please read what you can before you work the Osage Orange.Al Herrin's book "CHEROKEE BOWS AND ARROWS" is one of the best.Jim Hamm,Dean Torges,and Paul Comstock are other authors of great books of archery.
The Osage is a wood that tests the patience of your character.It is the King of bow woods and it knows it.If you have made Bows before but not from Osage Orange this will be a new experience...THIS WOOD CAN TEST YOUR SKILLS AND THE SKILLS YOU THINK YOU HAVE!...There is no guarantee that you will be successful on your first try with the Osage Orange.Many have had more than one attempt to get the Osage Bow built to their liking.It is a very hard wood and can also be hard to work.
Osage Orange loves to grow twisted,crooked,and full of limbs.Finding good quality Bow Staves is very diffucult.Getting a straight Stave,excellent growth ring pattern and few limb knots is very time consuming and even then getting all three wood issues at the same time is rare.All of our Osage Staves are carefully selected as best we can to help provide you good wood.We try to match the Osage Stave to you by asking many questions about your Bowmaking experience.We want you to have a pleasant Bowmaking experience.
But once you master it and become one with the wood you have then reached one of the highest levels of bow making.
You may call James Easter at 319 835 5892/319 835 0916 Bowshop or e mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your Osage Orange Stave.
Our home site www.osageorange.com is full of information on the Osage Orange Tree and the making of the Osage Bow as well as Osage Bow examples.Please drop by there and bookmark it as it is very in-depth and takes some time to see.
WE CURRENTLY HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED OSAGE STAVES NOW SEASONING AND PRICES ARE ON REQUEST.
YOU MAY CALL JAMES EASTER 319 835 5892 OR EMAIL HIM AT THE LINK BELOW.
Osage Orange is NOT an easy wood to work.Please give that some thought if this your first Osage Orange Bow.
SOME QUESTIONS YOU MAY WANT TO ASK YOUR SUPPLIER BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR OSAGE ORANGE STAVE ARE:
a-Has the sapwood and bark been removed?
All of our Osage Staves have both removed, making your work easier.
b-Does a Bowyer pick,work,and grade the Osage Staves you offer?
James Easter has built the Osage Bow for over 11 years and personally works up each Osage Stave we offer for sale.He also grades each stave with careful consideration of Growth Ring thickness,Limb Knots,and Straightness.
c-When do you cut your Osage Orange Stave wood?
We cut most of our Osage Orange Wood at the correct time of year and we pick each potential Stave with great care.Besides experience there are many "old time practices" that give you the best wood from the timber.We use those and are always learnig better ways to harvest the Osage Orange.
d-What size and weight are your Osage Staves?
We offer all lengths from 50 inches to 80 inches and all of our Osage Staves are very generous in the amount of wood we provide.Some weighing in at 10 to 16 pounds.
e-Do you ship to Europe?
We will ship anywhere customs allows the Osage Orange to enter.We have a good market in Europe.
f-How do you ship your Osage Stave?
All of our Osage Staves are shipped in a corrugated container to protect the back of the Stave from damage.
g-Is Osage Orange an easy wood to build my first bow from?
The answer is NO and even if you have used Whitewood before Osage is still a challenge.
Our Osage Orange Staves and Bows are sold only at www.osageorange.com Please call us anytime at 3198355892 or email us.We sell the wood that gives you an opportunity for a real EXPERIENCE in Bowmaking.
REMEMBER, THE BETTER THE STAVE YOU START WITH THE EASIER THE WORK TO MAKE THE BOW.OSAGE ORANGE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE AND FIRST TIME BOWYERS SHOULD READ ALL THEY CAN BEFORE THEY TAKE THE PLUNGE.EXCELLENT BOOKS BY DEAN TORGES,PAUL COMSTOCK,AND JIM HAMM ARE AVAILBLE ON OUR www.osageorange.com.
WE TAKE THE OSAGE ORANGE SERIOUSLY AND WORK HARD TO PROVIDE GOOD OSAGE STAVES IN ALL GRADES.OSAGE ORANGE NEVER GETS TO OLD, IT ONLY GETS BETTER WITH AGE.
319 835 5892 Office.
319 835 0916 Bowshop.
Please call anytime.