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State Trad Bowhunting Orgs => VIRGINIA - Traditional Bowhunters of Virginia => Topic started by: RedStag5728 on January 15, 2013, 10:17:00 AM

Title: Bow Builders Workshop
Post by: RedStag5728 on January 15, 2013, 10:17:00 AM
Hey guys just thought I'd post a little information about a bow building workshop being held in Appomattox, Virginia.

It is run by the Holiday Lake 4-H program and is being instructed by long time bow builder Alton Hill. I'll be attending this session which runs from February 3rd through the 6th (Sun - Wed). Attendance is $575 and includes lodging, meals, materials to build two bows (one in the shop and a stave to bring home to build), arrows, strings, etc.

Check it out here

Last day to register is January 18th, I know I posted it a bit late but I was only made aware of this program this morning (just before I post this as a matter of fact!) So if you can afford the $575, and don't mind staying there the 3 days and learning on how to build a primitive bow and accessories, then maybe I'll see you there!

Title: Re: Bow Builders Workshop
Post by: bronco2 on December 14, 2013, 07:08:00 PM
sweet, you make a few bows at the work shop?
Title: Re: Bow Builders Workshop
Post by: RedStag5728 on January 06, 2014, 06:38:00 PM
I made one bow while in the shop and then took a stave home to work with using the techniques and methods Alton Hill taught me. Unfortunately I had to leave a little bit early to make it back for class so I was unable to retrieve my stave at the class, I met Alton later in the year at the Dixie Bowmen shoot and he brought me a couple of staves he had for me to choose from.

Unfortunately only one other person besides myself showed up so it was a small class, but it was still enjoyable as Alton was able to bounce back and forth between me and the other person. All in all it was an enjoyable class and I will certainly use his methodology in my future bows.

As far as the stave goes, I started working on establishing the back but hadn't finished it yet. Its another one of those projects that I really need to get back on, after a few month hiatus. Good thing is the stave is kept at the top of the garage out of the weather and safe so I can jump back on it at any time.