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Available Bow Staves & Bow Preforms
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As of April 8th, 2014

 Our wording for wood:
Full STAVES are split wood.
Sawed flat wood, full length are
Mated half lengths of either are


Hickory just below

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HICKORY Shaped Bow Blanks

The variety of Hickory is called Pignut or Shagbark. We consider this to be THE type of Hickory to use for a bow.  The American Indians did, too!  These are great and the wood is very clean. 

These staves are excellent for  self bow and a very good choice for beginners! 

While it is not necessary to back this stave with anything, you certainly can if you want.  Folks use a variety of materials including sinew, rawhide, bamboo or snakeskin.  (Note, with hickory, we have found the the bamboo must be planed much thinner than for Osage wood. This is because the bamboo tends to 'over power' the hickory. So take care if you want to try bamboo.)
Price is $75 each
Shipping for stave can vary depending on your zip zone. 

Thanks for looking!




Wow, it's almost a bow !

Hickory Preform Stave, Length Varies somewhat. 68"
Currently SOLD OUT

  Hickory Preform Stave, Length Varies somewhat. 67"
Currently SOLD OUT

Hickory Preform Stave, Length Varies somewhat. 65-66"
Currently SOLD OUT

Please note, you may be over charged or under charged by the shopping cart for shipping.
This is because of the length of the package vs your zip code zone from us.
If this happens, we PROMPTLY refund overages to you.
Or if we need more money, we will send an electronic invoice to you which must be paid before we ship.
We charge ACTUAL shipping plus $5 packaging & handling per order, regardless of quantity of staves..
We purchase special boxes to ship your stave to ensure its safety.
ALSO NOTE, we may be able to ship two or three of these hickory staves in a single box.


Available OSAGE Bow Staves

Our wording for wood:
Full STAVES are split wood.
Sawed flat wood, full length are
Mated half lengths of either are

As of April 8th, 2014
Back to main BOWS Page

Seasoned 3-10 years.
All are Bark Off, some to nearly to one growth ring - See descriptions.


Osage Staves

ALL staves listed here are bark-off.
Unless specified, all are down to just a couple grow rings (GR) on the back.


Hi folks, I'm way behind updating this list! Christmas took top priority!
We will be working on this in February, 2015.


 Regarding Osage Staves
  • All staves are stored indoors. 

  • Dimensions are in inch and are approximate.

  • Descriptions are opinion only.

  • All information and pricing is subject to change without notice. 

  • Shipping is NOT included in the pricing and the amount of shipping is dependent on your zip code and packaged weight of the stave. The SHOPPING CART may/likely OVER CHARGE shipping. We seek to collect actual shipping cost plus $5 packaging per stave. These staves are

  • We do our best to have good staves however, please understand that you are purchasing a natural product which is subject to unpredictable flaws that may be missed in our descriptions and/or not readily visible.


Stave ID Price Wood Length STATUS Thickness
at Center
Narrow END
 GR per



$100 Osage 74" Available 3/4 1-3/4 2 4

Flat back, super great SNAKE, needs riser for handle.

 4-J $80 Osage 72" Available  1-1/2 1-1/2 2 6

Flat back, 1/4" knot 9-1/2 inches from small end to the side, natural reflex, slight cant bottom end, some propeller small end

 5-J $70 Osage 65" Available  1 1-1/2 2-1/2 15

Little snake, bit propeller top end, FLAT back, night need riser

 6-J $75 Osage 72" Available  1 1-1/8 1-5/8 9

Snaky little dude, bumps but no real knots, a bit of propeller small end - a fun one!

 7-J $95 Osage 71" Available  1-3/8 1-3/4 2-1/4 14

Nice stave, small knot upper off center, 1/4 size.

 9-MD $70 Osage 69 Available  1-5/8 3/4 1-3/4 8

Bit narrow top end but graceful bit of snake there, natural reflex, will need a little bit straightening. Good clean wood

 11-MD $85 Osage 72 Available  1-1/2 2-1/8 1-1/2 7

Nice stave. Natural reflex. propeller a bit on small end

 12-J $65 Osage 52 Available  1-3/4 1-1/2 1-5/8 19

Shorty. straight & clean. Nice snake kink at top. Tight GR. Natural reflex. Make GREAT horse bow.

 13-J $65 Osage 64 Available  1 1-1/4 1-3/4 6

Flat GR. Natural deflex. gentle snake. Make great horse bow, youth bow or brush bow (Ozarks!)

 14-MD $95 Osage 67 Available 2-1/2 2-1/8 2 11

Pretty one! Reasonable GR. flat back, graceful snake at bottom end with a few TINY pin knots

 15-JS $100 Osage 71 Available 1-1/2 2-1/8 2-3/8 13

Flat GR. Snaky wild but very neat stave. No apparent knots. Down to SAP WOOD only.

 16-JS $65 Osage 61 Available 3/4 1 1-1/2 6

Beautiful snaky end shorty. Flat GR. slight propeller large end

 18-JS $85 Osage 72 Available 1-1/2 1-5/8 1-7/8 14

Flat GRs. one end does have propeller. Natural deflex. no knots. clean wood.

 19-JS $65 Osage 70 Available 2 5/8 1-1/8 7

Back a bit rounded & undulating. Make a fun bow like no one else has! Natural reflex.

 20-JS $80 Osage 70.5 Available 1 1-1/8 2-1/8 WIDE

Flat and wide GRs. Snaky! Weird long spot like a knot only 1/16x1.5" long. Overall straight.

 21-JS $90 Osage 72 Available 1-5/8 1-3/4 1-3/4 7

Nice stave. Knot free. surface snakes up & down a bit but end GRs are flat. Ends take some interesting paths so you need to see photos before buying this one.

 22-JS $65 Osage 57 Available 2-1/8 1 1-3/4 13

Nice little stave. reasonably straight, slight propeller, appears knot free, back is up and down a little bit but no snake.

 23-JS $75 Osage 72   1-1/2 1 1-1/2 21

Very clean stave. One end slight propeller.

 24-JS $75 Osage 72   1 1-3/4 1-7/8 15

Chased into the sapwood only. Nice stave. A challenging bump on top end just to thrill you and make it pretty. That is about 15" from the top. Pretty flat back otherwise.

25-JS $60 Osage 72   1-1/2 1-1/4 1-1/4 15

Interesting stave! Knot free. Centerline runs true but its got some real interesting snake turns! you might want to see picture before ordering... but it will make SOME bowyer smile.

26-JS $65 Osage 72   1-1/2 1-1/4 2 7

Super wide GR. Has a couple 1/4" or smaller knots (see pics). Back at bottom end rounds off one side. Probably not a great stave for beginner bowyer but pretty wood.


27-JS $75 Osage 75.75   1-1/8 1-3/8 2-1/2 9

Flat back and clean. Natural slight twist & stave is not flat.

28-JS $80 Osage 79   1 7/8 1-1/2 9

Wow! It's LONG BOW time. Large end needs to be straightened but this is a clean piece of wood!

29-MD $65 Osage 66   1 1-1/4 1-1/4 17

Pretty wood, straight and flat. A bit narrow but may be just what you are looking for to make that perfect primitive bow.

30-MD $70 Osage 71.5   2-1/2 1-1/4 1-3/8 12

Very flat back and exceedingly clear. No knots. Bottom has propeller - but you can straighten that.

31-MD $80 Osage 69   3 1-3/8 1-3/4 12

Sister to #30. Same deal, beautiful, flat and propeller. (2" wide at center)

32-MD $100 Osage 71   2 2-1/2 2-3/4 20

Lovely stave, gentle snake. Few itsibitsy pin knots - LOVE OSAGE AGAIN!

Diana's Fine Print: All this wood will make a bow but how good and functional a bow comes from a piece of this wood is up to nature which we cannot control and up to your skills which we cannot predict. In other words, no guarantees, replacements, or returns, period. I reserve the right to be ONLY KINDLY chastised by customers if I make a mistake describing this wood. When you get serious about a piece of wood, ASK QUESTIONS. EMAIL!

And if you love what you get, please drop an email for Jim Spears or Michael Dees who have done ALL the hard work preparing these staves
for you to enjoy. These are super fellows who appreciate your patronage. Keep checking back for more wood as they will be working
all summer. (Except for when the White Bass run or a knap-in steals them away!)

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