This bow class will take the student on a journey of basic to intermediate Self Bow making. Bow wood selection and collection will be discussed and applied during the making of their first bow, made from a sapling or limb. Once this bow is completed, students will move into carving a bow from a stave of hardwood. Students will get hands-on experience with string making as well as coaching for accurate arrow placement. With the amount of information and hands-on training to be covered, this class will be delivered over two consecutive weekends.
Over 30 hours of class time and 8 meals are included. Materials to be provided include wood for both bows, string material, leather shooting tab, and bow paste. Tooling provided for student use include a draw bench, handsaw, spoke shave, rasp, scraper and sandpaper. Students will need to bring their own hand carving tools for detailed work. A sharp pocket knife or a Mora style knife can suffice. Arrows will be available to practice shooting once bows are complete. Individual instruction will be provided.
Class size is limited to six students so careful individual teaching and instruction can take place. Some pre-class preparation (reading) is needed to maximize the value of instruction time and information will be sent out to students upon registration.
This class occurs over two consecutive weekends:
- September 23, 8am-6pm (lunch and dinner included)
- September 24, 8am-2pm (lunch included)
- September 30, 8am-6pm (lunch and dinner included)
- October 1, 8am-2pm (lunch included)
Tuition: $350 (includes meals listed above)
Location: Pataskala, Ohio (details provided upon registration)
Instructor: Cal Reed, Coyote Trails Instructor