Learn the basics of making your own traditional all-wood bow. A roughed-out board stave will be provided, as well as all the tooling and instruction to have a tillered and shootable bow by the end of the day. Basic archery and shooting instruction will also be covered. The price of this class includes the stave and a matched high quality bow string. You will go home with your own bow, ready to make more for your family and friends!
These beautiful bows have been used for thousands of years for hunting and protection. Today, they are still used as effective hunting weapons or for archery.
Topics in this class include:
--> suitable wood species
--> stave harvest and curing
--> steam bending and heat treating
--> bow design and layout
Steve has made dozens of bows and
has been teaching bow making to many
people - adults as well as children.
This is a one-day workshop, held in
Steve's heated shop in Marblemount, WA.
"The bow making workshop was the best way I've spent a Saturday in a long time. I can't believe I actually made a real, working bow!"
Clare, Mount Vernon, WA
Location: Marblemount, WA
Cost: $100 (price includes a bow stave and matching string)
Next date: December 9th, Sunday, 10 am to 5pm