Osage Bow Making:
In this class students will learn the art of bow making with traditional hand tools and emerge with a self crafted weapon they can be proud of.
Topics covered will include:
- – stave harvest and selection
- – how to lay out, cut splices and glue sister billets together
- – scraping, shaping and tillering until the bow bends properly
- – cutting in nocks
- – making a traditional linen bow string
- – and applying a finish
We will also discuss different styles of bows, as well as bow design and performance. All necessary tools and materials will be furnished.
Materials fee: $100 (includes a premium Osage Orange stave)
(to be paid to instructor at event)
Age Limit: 18 years +