Just finished a week full of making bows and arrows and friends.
Thanks Paul for coming to hang out here with us for a week. We had a blast.
Paul spent built a beautiful 53lb. recurved flatbow, with bison horn tip overlays and an ingenious arrow shelf & strike plate.
He also built a dozen bamboo shaft arrows matched to his bow. We got to shoot a bunch in a tucked in little alley beside the house - through the chronograph his bow was shooting 148 feet per second.
We offered to take it to the Filberg Festival and sell it for him this weekend, but he was definitely not interested in the offer.
Happy shooting Paul. Look forward to our paths crossing again.
We had an amazing time. Thanks to all the workshop folks for being there, welcoming our family as we shared some old time knowledge. Lots of laughs, hard work, support, and fun. It was a treat and privilege to take this journey with you all and get to watch you shoot your first arrows from bows you had built with your own two hands - right from the tree.
All the best in your journey forth.
We're super excited for our upcoming trip to the lower mainland (in May). Our Wooden Bow workshop that is going on at the Yarrow Ecovillage (thanks Shane!) is all full. So we're going to have a new little clan of yew wood bowyers. We're excited to get some time at the ecovillage - it looks like a beautiful spot and we look forward to more workshops there!
We're coming to Victoria again: April 27-29. The last workshop in March went great - 4 new bowyers! So we're coming back...we have a few spots left still. Check out workshop registration if you're interested in coming.