Survival Bow Making

This class is only offered as a “Weekend” two day course. It will emphasize a “green” wood survival bow, with design strategies and, why some woods make the best bows. We will be fire to force dry the bow. Read More…

Next Scheduled: Saturday, May 11-12th, 2019

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In nature, good bow woods are somewhat rare. Survival bows are not “character” bows. The object is to select a blank that can be worked “green” into a functioning bow with the least amount of difficulty. This generally means selecting a white wood bow.

Survival Bow Making

The object of this class will be to select and form, from green wood, a hunting bow of at least 40 pounds. When starting with green wood, such a bow cannot be dried in one day. Although, after it has been thinned and shaped, it can be dried, with the use of fire, to be an effective hunting weapon in just a few days. This class will emphasize bow design strategies and why some woods make the best bows.

What to Bring:

  • You should bring your own bag lunch. There will be access to a microwave and stove if items need to be heated.
  • Each participant should bring a sharp fixed blade knife or heavy folding knife with a lock blade.

Next Scheduled: Saturday, May 11-12th, 2019

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