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Principles of Bowmaking

In this class we will explore the ancient art of heirloom bowmaking. See a presentation of the hand tools and techniques used for centuries by bowyers to create long-lasting bows. Learn how to make a linen bowstring and your own quickie bow. We will also experience shooting a few of these traditionally handcrafted wooden bows and arrows. Beyond simple survival bows, these are works of art, and the experience of using them is a unique opportunity. This class is limited to only 8 students. Sign up early to reserve a spot. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the afternoon Archery Club.

Instructor: Johnny Waken, a practiced craftsman and primitive archer who has been making bows for over 15 years.

**Cost:$25 for non members. Piedmont Wildlife Center Members receive 25% off any class!

Please register at least two days ahead of time at are also welcome if the program is not already full.  An additional $5 fee is added to the cost of the class for drop-ins.  Drop-in students should make sure to check on this web page before coming on the day of the program in case of class updates or cancellations.

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  • Nathan W.

    Myself plus three are running 25 minutes late

    September 15, 2013

  • Sarah H.

    This Class has limited space and is now full! All those who registered through the PWC website are in. Unfortunately, we cannot take any more people this time around. We will run it again soon.

    September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys mom got sick so have to go out of town on the fly

    September 14, 2013

  • Sarah H.

    If you are coming to the Bowmaking class, please sign up here:

    Sign-ups before 12pm Friday qualify for regular price. After that, there is an extra $5 fee for drop-ins

    September 12, 2013

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