Outdoors | Recreation
This course will teach the beginner student how to create a bow from scratch with primitive materials and limited tools. The student will not only learn primitive methodologies but you will also incorporate more modern tools such as custom draw knives and other useful tools that can be utilized to create beautiful bows on your own. This course will be taught by Claude Van Order, a 50+ year practitioner and expert on primitive tools, pottery, and living. Claude has been flint knapping and making primitive tools and weapons with only primitive methods since the age of 12, and has been featured on the BBC, multiple newspaper and magazine articles dating back to 1971, and is the winner of nearly every flint knapping competition he has attended. His expertise is sought by many in the anthropological and archaeological community as well as many educational television networks. Several museums display his primitive works.The course will take place over 3 days and you will construct at least one complete self bow from start to scratch and if there is time left then you will begin construction of another. Many students easily create two long bows for themselves within the class period. Students will have the option of choosing from two different types of woods: Osage Orange ($150) and Hickory Staves ($75) and staves will not be included in the cost of the course. You will purchase those on site from our instructors, so bring cash for purchase. But if properly cared for and constructed you may get a lifetime’s use out of your creation. All students are guaranteed to complete at least one complete bow! Don’t miss this truly unique opportunity to construct a piece of living history and enjoy the company of a truly unique individual in a fun, laid back learning environment!
Florida Primitive Archer, November 1-3, 2013 Primitive Bowyer Florida 404.95