Primitive Bowmaking course
After Popular Demand Chris Boyton is back with two amazing residential courses
Thursday 6 September to Sunday 9 September 2012 9.00am to 5.00 pm
During the course you will learn the basics of Bowyery
- Dealing with freshly felled logs
- Using hand tools like axes, rasps, files, knifes
- Making the string
- Making a finished bow from selected seasoned bow staves
All tools and material needed for the course will be provided.
Tea/coffee break and lunch included, meal and breakfast are not included
You will be using English ash, which has been taken from managed woodlands, where the trees initially grew in dense numbers, producing very straight and knot free material, suitable for Bowmaking.
Other designs of bow may be possible depending on number of participants.
Chris Boyton is a professional bowmaker with 35 years experience in the art of making bows, and has taught many people over the years in one-to-one courses in his own workshop, or in woodlands, working in a primitive environment, so you will be in good hands whilst making your bow.
- £399 included lunch and tea/coffe breaks
- £15 per day for camping and Breakfast at Celtic Harmony Camp
- £15 per evening meal at Celtic Harmony Camp
- £15 per day for accommodation in the roundhouse or large comunal canvas tent and breakfast