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Traditional longbow making courses are taught across the UK. Get to grips with traditional longbow making tools and techniques such as the shave horse, spoke shave and draw knife. The legendary longbow was used in in medieval battle and is popular with modern day archers and at re-enactments.

Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents. During this two day course you will start with a selected quarter length of ash called a stave which will be reduced using the traditional...
Over the course of 2 days you will learn how to craft a longbow from a laminated stave. Working only with hand tools, you will learn what to look for in a bow and how its profile affects its shooting properties. You will learn how to tiller a bow (teach it to bend) and how to make horn nocks for the ends of your bow. Finally you will learn how to make bowstrings (double loop...
Longbow Making Course - a three day course in the making of a traditional English Longbow The English longbow is legendary in its prowess and was feared on the battlefield for hundreds of years. Make your very own longbow and become a part of its history. During this three day course you will learn how to fashion your own ash self-longbow starting from an ash log, then learn to make your own bowstring and arrow,...
Next course on 9th June 2018
The English longbow is legendary in its prowess and was feared on the battlefield for hundreds of years. During this 3 day course you will make your very own longbow and become a part of its history. We will teach you how to fashion your own ash self-longbow starting from an ash log. Under our guidance you will make your own bowstring and arrow, and get to loose a few arrows in a clout shooting...
Next course on 26th October 2017
Courses - Make an old english longbow (3 days) The english longbow is legendary in its prowess and was feared on the battlefield for hundreds of years. During this three day course you will make your very own longbow and become a part of its history. We will teach you how to fashion your own ash self-longbow starting from an ash log. Under our guidance you will make your own bowstring and arrow, and get...
New this year as an extension to our existing courses we are now proud to offer you the chance to come and make your very own Yew longbow. Over the course of 3 days we will show you how to select a stave and how to determine where the bow sits within it. You will then start to craft your bow using traditional tools and techniques. We will cover maintaining the integrity of the sap...