LONGBOW WORKSHOPS

This unique Red Letter Day experience offers you the opportunity to make your own bow, which is then yours to keep!

Under the careful supervision of master Bowyer Will Lord with his 30 years of experience, you'll enjoy a bespoke privately arranged one day course  of bow making.

After booking your place, please contact us to arrange your date and inform us of your own personal specifications for your bow, (such as the poundage and wood types), to ensure your bow is unique to you.

For example, for the bow's back we use Hickory, the core is made of a choice between Purple Heart, Pau Amarello or Osage Orange, and then Lemon wood for the belly. 

You’ll learn how to tiller the limbs, fix buffalo horn nocks to the ends, create a leather handle and even produce the bow string, to make your bow fully functional. 

A fantastic gift for anyone wanting an introduction to archery or for those interested in practical history & bows. Suitable for both complete novices and experienced bow makers, you’ll be sure to have a great time and unlike most experience gifts, you will leave with lasting memento, by way of your very own, hand crafted bow that is yours to keep and enjoy.

The course is self catered, refreshments are included. All materials are also included within the vouchers price.

A variety of accommodation options are available locally.

To place a booking please visit our online shop.

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Recommended:

Our new 'Making A Longbow' video is now available for download and is recommended as a precursor to your Longbow Workshop.

The full length version of this video provides a useful insight as to what you can expect to achieve from the course.

 

Thirty years of experience & bow making knowledge is condensed within this 1 hour & 25 minute tutorial on longbow making.

 

Conveniently download this version and enjoy watching it on your PC right away.

 

Computer friendly 1280 x 720 quality mp4 file. 1.7Gb.

 

 To purchase the video download - please click below.

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