I've got a bowmaking course on this coming weekend and somebody has had to drop out at the last minute, so I thought I'd offer the place up here
In previous years I offered a bow making course for upto 6 people and it was always full (sometimes I had to put on a second course). I hired a friend of mine to run the course on account of him being a better bowyer than me and having years of experience in teaching folk to make bows. I assisted him and was able to teach the students when he was busy with more challenging toxophological problems. Unfortunately for me, he emigrated last year and I couldn't find a substitute.
Anyway, after much persuading and a bit more practice, I'm running the course myself this year So to test the water I'm stopping at 4 students and at a reduced price,all on the understanding that I've not taught this subject solo before.
Details. Really short notice, it's this coming weekend (2nd-3rd April), at my woods in Devon. Price for this course is £180, with all materials included.
We will be making European Flatbows from Ash that I felled this winter. As a part of the course you'll also make a string and at least one arrow to match your bow. When the bow is shootable (sunday afternoon with luck) I've a range set up to practice on.
I'll take a piccy of one of the bows that i knocked up as a practice over the winter and post it up tomorrow, but in the meantime here are some pics from previous courses
Like I say, there is ONE place available. If you are interested then pm or call me ASAP Obviously you are welcome to camp in the woods with the rest of us If it goes well then I'll be back to running a full course annually