Make a Wooden Bow
Long Bow Workshop
Learn How to Make a Wooden Bow!
Long Bow Workshop Details:
Dates: Jul 25-27, 2014
Duration: Fri 6pm to Sun 4pm
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructor: Peter Yencken
Learn how to make a long bow with guest instructor, Peter Yencken. Building and shooting wooden longbows has been practiced for thousands of years all over the world. Bows have been used in many ways, for survival (both food gathering and protection), sport, and meditation or spiritual practice (zen archery). This class is a continuation of these ancient practices.
During this class you will learn the skills to build a longbow, how to choose the wood, the tools needed and their use, how to make strings, and the way to finish the wood. Shooting the bow will also be covered. By Sunday your bow will be ready to shoot. You will be taught the instinctive shooting method (this is the same method used by people who relied on the bow in their daily lives).
You will leave the class with a bow, one arrow, and with enough understanding to be able to build another bow on your own. You will also take with you ideas of different possibilities for how you might use your bow.
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Instructor: Peter Yencken has been making bows for over 15 years. He started making bows while working for Tom Brown's Tracking & Wilderness Survival School. He is also a guest teacher at many wilderness schools around the country. He has taught the art of making bows to 400+ people of all ages.
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"Peter was great! He is very modest though his knowledge and expertise really come through the more you talk to him. I enjoyed his teaching approach."
-Bow Making Course Participant
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