Creating a Traditional Longbow
The pride that comes from shooting a wooden bow that you’ve made with your own two hands is a powerful experience. In this two day course, you will be guided through the step-by-step process of crafting a wooden longbow. You will begin with a hickory "bow blank" that is ready for you to start hand tooling. During the course you will be introduced to the ancient art of tillering, learn the fundamentals of woodworking, using tools efficiently, and tapping into our ability to “read” the wood. By the end of the course you will have made your own wooden longbow and if time and weather cooperate, students will have the opportunity to practice shooting techniques.
Course Fee: $230 - Supply Fee: $90 Location: Folk School
Leather Archery Accessories
Shooting a Traditional Archery Bow is a satisfying past-time that is made even better after crafting your own high quality hand-crafted leather accessories. In this course you will use basic leather smithing techniques to create three archery accessories: an custom sculpted arm guard, a shooting finger tab, and a pocket quiver that snuggles a half dozen arrows ready for your use.
This is an introductory level leather crafting course that requires no previous experience with leather-working or its tools. You will walk away with the confidence that you are now ready to scare the heck out of any target with comfort.
Course Fee: $120 - Supply Fee: $55 Location: Folk School
Becoming a Fletcher: Arrow Making
Phffft is the satisfying sound of a just-released handmade arrow arcing its way to the target. The process of building arrows is an intricate art that is often overlooked. The craft process is truly form following function. In this class we will work with materials including Port Orford Cedar shafts (matched perfectly for your bow's draw-weight and draw length) and sealed with a hand-rubbed polyurethane finish. Feathers will be installed using a professional fletching jig. Nocks will be properly aligned with the grain of the wooden shaft. Field tip points will installed for sure penetration. The quality and precision of the half dozen arrows that you make will surly delight and impress. Additional arrows may be purchased onsite and are priced per piece at $7.50.
On the registration page please include your style of bow, the poundage, and your draw-length. This will help us insure having the materials on hand to best meet your needs.
Course Fee: $200 - Supply Fee: $45 Location: Folk School