On this course you will make a traditional English longbow.
In the first session on Friday evening, we will prepare to laminate the stave using Hickory, Purple Heart and Lemon Wood timber and make the string. On Saturday we will mark out our bows, cut and shape the rough dimensions and start tillering (bending the bow). We will also fit the black Buffalo horn nocks.
On Sunday we will finish tillering, sand, oil, attach the string and make the handle to complete your longbow. Then move on to make a set of four wooden long-bow arrows, primarily assembling prepared shafts, fletching and adding the knocks and piles.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)