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Traditional Bow making

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Traditional Bow making

Time: July 19, 2013 at 5:30pm to July 20, 2013 at 4pm
Location: Fairhaven
Street: 1211 lenora Ct
City/Town: bellingham wa
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Phone: 415-259-7876
Event Type: class
Organized By: Micah & Bonnie
Latest Activity: Jul 10, 2013

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Event Description

Learn the basics of making your own traditional all-wood bow. These Beautiful bows have been used for thousands of years for hunting and protection. Today, they are still used as effective hunting tools or for archery. Cost is 60-80 by donation and covers a bow stave, bow string, and insturction. If you are unable to attend the Saturday class please RSVP to mshanser@gmail.com to attend the Friday night information session!

RSVP ASAP as spaces are filling up and we need to make strings before the class! 


Topics in the class will include.
Sustainable wood species/harvesting
Steam bending and heat treating
Bow design and layout
Tools
Tillering
Handles
Finishing
Shooting

Taught by Steve Sahlin of www.marblemounthomestead.com
Ever since shooting his first arrow from his own handmade bow, Steve has been hooked on bow making and sharing his knowledge and bows with others. Steve uses his own bows for hunting, and his sons love shooting their bows he made for them for target practice.

"I just wanted to thank you for being the catalyst for an unexpectedly positive experience. When I first started looking for a traditional bow, I had no idea that I could have one made for me at a price that I could afford. I have over the years had the opportunity to shoot a number of factory-made long bows, and never have I shot a bow that is as sweet as the one you made...You have a real gift in terms of bowmaking that I hope you can share with many others."
Rick W., Georgia

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