Longbow making


Duration: 2 days

Price: £355

Run by: Now Strike Archery Ltd

Contact: Adam Jenkins

01245 248130

Unit 9, Ashtree Farm
Boyton Cross
Roxwell
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 4LP

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About the Course

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 Flemish twist.) Once finished you can try out your bow in the field behind the workshop. There is also camping available at the workshop if required. Cost is per person

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. The voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The cost includes all tools and materials, lunch both days and as much tea and coffee as you can drink. Maximum number on a course is 4 so you are assured individual attention.



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- - #1906

Tom and James were brilliant instructors, they've taught me a lot, I'll never see a bow in the same light again. The time flew by, I started with a laminated stave and two days later I'm loosing with a bow I've made. I'll be spreading your name far and wide lads, still can't stop grinning.

- - #1262

Absolutely amazing weekend! Started with a chunk of wood and ended up shooting my own hand made long bow. Tom and James are fantastic tutors, patient and explained everything in such a way I knew exactly what I was doing. They have a huge amount of knowledge and I learnt so much more than just how to make a bow! I am already planning on returning to do one of the arrow making courses... I would recommend this course to anyone and go again given half the chance.. A custom made long bow can easily set you back over £300 and here you get to make your own custom bow and have dinner thrown in as a bonus!
I would give them 10 stars if I could, great job Guys.. Thank you!

- - #1261

Fantastic weekend, started with just a glued stave and by Sunday lunch I had longbow tillered, strung and shooting, Tom is a great instructor he explains nice and clearly what you need to do and helps you out if you look like you're about to do something you shouldn't then puts you back on track, the two days flew by but was one of the best weekend projects I've done, I'll be saving up to do it again sometime.

- - #1038

what a great two days, its hard work in a way, but once you have the bow in your hand and you are shooting it everything goes by the wayside, and if you have any problems they help you in a way that you feel that you have not done anything wrong, also you seem to learn a bit of history about archery would I do it again YES

- - #1021

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