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The Art of Bow Making Workshop

Hunter with handmade bow*3-Day Workshop
*You will leave with a fully hunt-able handmade bow!
*Hand-crafted advanced bow making,
*Expert Instructors – minimum 10 years of experience

Come build your very own self bow. In three days you will personally turn a bark covered log into a shooting bow. During this class you will learn material selection and harvesting, take your stave to a growth ring, read the character of the grain, lay out the bow design, and tiller it perfectly.

Dates Offered:
November 10-12, 2023 – FULL.
April 26-28, 2024
November 1-3, 2024

*3-Day Workshop: $650
*w/ Express Pass: $630

This class is offered on our private property in the Santa Cruz mountains and will run 3 full days. The price has been discounted down from $750 to $650 to make it more accessible to interested parties, but for this reason food and camping are not included (Food is BYO – camping is available on site for $20/night). Please note: there is a $150 material fee included in your class fee to purchase your bow stave and other materials for string, handles, and finishing work; thus the class fee is $500, plus $150 for materials.

Taught by Adventure Out owner Cliff Hodges, with occasional visits from guest instructors, this class will explore each step of bow making so that you go home not only with a shooting, hunt-worthy bow, but the skills and know-how to build your own bows start-to-finish. All materials including bow stave are included in your class fee. All major group/shared tools are provided, some small and inexpensive hand tools (sandpaper, files, etc) will be required for you to bring.

Dates Offered:
November 10-12, 2023 – FULL.
April 26-28, 2024
November 1-3, 2024

Minimum Number Needed For Class: 4 People
Maximum Class Size: 9 Maximum

-Ages: 16 & up

Directions? Details?
Clinics are held on our private teaching property in the Santa Cruz Mountains – 10 minutes from downtown Santa Cruz. Exact directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided upon booking.

Your clinic includes:
3 days of expert instruction. Bow stave and materials (over $150 value). All major tools (a few small/disposable items will be required for you to bring such as sandpaper – full material list will be provided upon registration, but the items you need to bring will cost at most $15).

Your packing list:
We provide all the equipment for your bow making workshop! Just come prepared with clothing to spend a weekend in the outdoors, lunch, snacks, & water, and a notebook & pen to takes notes.

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