This is a Multi-Day Class.
Full Class Schedule
Saturday May 11 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - First class!
Sunday May 12 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Every archer has a unique relationship with their bow. Why not start yours with its creation? Professional bowyer Eric Clem will guide you through the process of making your very own all-wooden longbow. Using mostly hand tools, you’ll come away from the class, not only with your very own longbow, but with the knowledge of how to continue the craft on your own.
Starting with discussions on what goes into making a quality bow, you’ll learn what materials and techniques are best utilized for a strong and lasting product. You’ll be shown how to laminate the pieces of a bow, after which you’ll start the slow and methodical process known as tillering (striving for a desired bend shape, at a desired length and weight). Once you reach your goal, you’ll be instructed on how to sculpt the handle to match the contours of your own hand.
The class will culminate in a practice session where you’ll get to try out your new creation and learn a little about archery technique.