Re: uses for Osage Orange?
Get a good look at the wood...heartwood staves are worth as much as $150 for perfect grain.....it is a damn nice wood for cleats, blocks and any part of the backbone, especially if you can cut it thin and laminate it. Makes excellect stems, frames/ribs, horn timbers etc, far better than oak if you can get larger sizes.
For instance...I have two working recurve bows on the rack made from laminations of Bois d'Arc laminated with a flexible epoxy...limbs less than 1/4 inch thick finished(1/32 in veneers), draw weights 65 to 85 pounds, each worth about 800-1200 bucks on todays market.
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