Each year, the International Wood Culture Society hosts World Wood Day, an event that celebrates wood as a renewable biomaterial and cultural resource.
Our subject constructed a fully-functional Osage orange shortbow for this project. His battle scars include 2 cuts (to the same thumb) and a 5-inch bicep bruise that resulted from the bow's accidental 80-lb draw. We appreciate his sacrifices.
Fun fact: Osage orange is also known as "Horse apple". But that doesn't sound nearly as elegant, does it?