Wilson Alvarez Bowmaking Instructor

Bowmaking

Maybe you're an archer who loves hunting with a bow and arrow. Maybe you're a woodworker who would love to learn a new skill. Or maybe you're someone passionate about learning techniques for survival and self reliant living. Whatever the reason, this is your chance to learn how to make hunting-quality, wooden bow and arrows from scratch with your own two hands. You will leave with your own finished bow!

Over the course of two weekends, each student will craft a wooden bow suited to their own height and strength and a handful of arrows. These hunting implements will be fully functional. Materials required for this will be provided by the instructor, however there are several essential tools which the student must supply (see below under Preparedness). Also, due to the fact that potentially dangerous tools will be utilized, safe tool use will be taught and strictly followed for the well-being of all participants.
Topics covered:
1.       Stave selection, initial shaping, and curing
2.       Crafting arrows
3.       Tillering and string construction
4.       Advanced tillering
5.       Shooting
 
Students MUST be in good physical condition and able to use small hand tools. 
For safety’s sake, students must follow all directions and be respectful of the facilitator. Failure to do so may result in a non-refundable dismissal from the program.
 
Preparedness for the Class:
Students should come fully prepared to participate in hands-on, outdoor activities.
Things to bring:
·         lunch
·         notebook
·         writing utensils
·         camera
·         work gloves
·         a well-sharpened carving knife
·         a multi-tool
·         a coarse-toothed wood rasp or plane
·         a 4-in-1 hand rasp/file
·         a well-sharpened hatchet with a low bevel
·         long, sturdy, pants
·         close-toed shoes
Registered students will be notified of any other materials required for each individual day of class.

Class dates:
Nov 4,5,11,12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.

About the Instructor: 

Wilson Alvarez is a certified permaculture designer, inventor, gardener, skilled tracker, bowyer, nature-awareness instructor, and writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For the past twelve years, he has studied and taught classes and workshops on bio-intensive agriculture, regenerative technology, foraging, hunting, trapping, tracking, and wilderness survival. Wilson has studied through the Wilderness Awareness School via the Kamana program, and he received his Permaculture Design Certificate via Susquehanna Permaculture.

November 4th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   November 12th, 2017 4:00 PM
Horn Farm Center
4945 Horn Road
York, PA 17406
United States
Mobile: (717) 332-8710
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Bowmaking Workshop Series $ 240.00

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