23 (Saturday) 9:30 am - 24 (Sunday) 4:30 pm
2 day Longbow & Arrow Making This is a 2 day course
2 day Longbow & Arrow Making
This is a 2 day course for up to 4 people. On-site camping is available.
The Staves are pre made prior to the workshop as the gluing process takes quite a while to dry and for the stave to be ready to be worked on.
The wood used is Lemon Wood, Purple Heart and Hickory. The Bow will have a leather handle with a Dacron string, the tips of the bow will be capped with buffalo horn.
This is a great value course, the price is actually cheaper than what it would cost to buy a laminate longbow only you get the great experience of learning how to make them too!! Plus you get to take it home!!
You will also be taught all you need to know about arrow making for use in traditional longbow archery.
During the course you will make 3 complete arrows.
Hand make the shafts and learn how to set the spine in them correctly to match the bow you use.
Forge the arrowheads from sheet metal.
Splice and lace down the feathers to the shafts, plus reinforcing the nocks with buffalo horn.
The course runs between 9.30am and 4.30pm on both days.
Food is not provided so please bring your own. Drinks will be provided throughout the course.