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Creating a Traditional Longbow

Michigan Folk School Campus, 7734 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105
16 years and over
5 spaces available

Course dates

  • Sat, 10 Jun '23   10am – 6pm EDT
  • Sun, 11 Jun '23   10am – 6pm EDT


The pride that comes from shooting a wooden bow that you’ve made with your own two hands is a powerful experience. In this 3 day course, you will be guided through the step-by-step process of crafting a wooden longbow. You will begin with a hickory "bow blank" that is ready for you to start hand tooling. During the course you will be introduced to the ancient art of tillering, learn the fundamentals of woodworking, using tools efficiently, and tapping into our ability to “read” the wood. By the end of the course you will have made your own wooden longbow and if time and weather cooperate, students will have the opportunity to practice shooting techniques.


Single, including supply fee
Course ticket - for all 2 dates.
5 available


Michigan Folk School Campus
7734 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105