After three decades of building long bows and teaching the craft for nearly the same, Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon is now....stayed tuned! Longbow building materials, tools, and instruvtion
Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon's Long Bow Building classes have been a sensation across the country! Tom currently works directly with our nation's Wounded Warriors, teaching servicemen and women in every branch of our US Military to build their own long bows. Tom has also been featured on PBS' "American Woodshop", published in "Woodcraft Magazine", and in the WoodWorker's Guild of America Magazine. For more than two decades, Tom has delighted archers, bow hunters and woodworkers with his 1-1/2 day, immersion class. In this 10% instructional, 90% hands-on workshop, students learn or hone proper hand tool skills to create their own heirloom quality, functional works of art. First-time students to Tom's classes will make a traditional bamboo-backed long bow. Returning students will make an advanced, bamboo-backed Reflex-Deflex Long Bow. Both classes will cover selection of woods, curing and tillering of a stave, stringing, and shooting a hand crafted bamboo backed Long Bow! Every student will take home a bow, two wooden arrows, a hand-twisted Flemish bowstring, and a working knowledge of how to "teach" wood to bend. At home techniques for applying a finish will be discussed or you can sign up for Tom's optional Long Bow Finishing Class to apply a dazzling professional finish to your project. Tools Required: All tools and materials are provided at all privately hosted & BBA locations. Tools Recommended: Turgeon Tools Flat Spokeshave #851315, Turgeon Tools Concave Spokeshave, 06B06 Wood File
Prerequisite: Students must complete Tom's Traditional Long Bow Class to be eligible for his Reflex/Deflex Class. Tuition: $395.00
Materials Fee: NONE. The long bow stave, bowstring and 2 arrows are all included in the tuition. BOISE BOWS & ARROWS is proud to be affiliated with the
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etsy.com SALE!!!! Bamboo & Hickory $109 (reg $129) Bamboo & Osage $129 ( reg $149) Bamboo & Yellowheart $139 (reg $159) Pre-laminated bamboo and hardwood staves that Tom Turgeon manufactures. These staves are designed by Tom to have a slight bend through the handle utilizing the entire length of the bow and
Survival Bow Wood Info....
While checking out my Tom Turgeon Instagram this morning I joined into a bow wood conversation regarding bow woods. I thought I'd share it here as well.
I hope the information brings out the Bow Builder in YOU!
dreamcraft_archery Its been my experience (I used Hazelnut wood dozens of times in my early #wildernesslongbowclasses) that Hazelnut lacks the compression resistant properties that other hardwoods like #Yellowheart posses. Most USA domestic hardwoods have very distinct winter/summer growth rings due to several factors. This brittle winter wood mixed with the more elastic summer growth wood makes domestic woods a bit more inconsistent. This, in turn, makes them more susceptible to "chrysaling" (the wrinkles in wood caused by repeated bending similar to the lines in your hands) on heavier draw- weighted long bows.
However, its not all bad!
Hazel's pros are: easy to work, predictable, available and great for 35-45# draw weights without risking string follow (staying bent without the bow string on) or chrysaling.
I'm really interested in how heavy a bow you can build out of it! We'll all learn from each other's experiences.
Best of luck with all your bow builds!
Who has built wood bows? My students are free to brag!
We have a WINNER!
Please join me in congratulating
on winning our 4TH Facebook Long Bow Giveaway!!
If our Long Bow Winner announced in our Feb. 18th video does not claim their bow by 12 pm EST on Feb 20, 2019, should we:
A. Shoot another arrow into the list of folks who Liked, Shared and Commented on our page?
B. Run the contest again with the names of people who share their favorite 3 pictures form our page?
C. Give YOUR friends a chance to win and offer a FREE BOW again when we reach 4,000 Likes?
Attention Long Bow Winner:
You have until 12 pm EST on Feb 20, 2019 to claim your FREE Long Bow!
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[01/30/19] Now offering new bow kits, staves/blanks at buildwoodbows.com
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[09/12/18] After three decades of building long bows and teaching the craft for nearly the same, Master Bowyer Tom Turgeon is now....stayed tuned!
Tom Turgeon/Boise Bows And Arrows Before I headed home to Idaho from my long bow building class at the Woodcraft of Columbus, Ohio, we scheduled ANOTHER CLASS for August 11-13!
My Students from that class were offered first chances for spots. 4 have already signed up,
Our Facebook friends have the second chance to enroll BEFORE the class is publicly offered. There are only 2-4 spots left. Enroll with us or enroll with Ashley at Woodcraft but GET IN and make YOUR bow!
For all the folks who have asked for it, our
2017 Long Bow Class Schedule is out!
Idaho, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio and other great states-
here we go again!
Is this the year YOU make your own bow? Hope to see you in one of these locations in 2017.
Click here: http://boisebowsandarrows.com/class_schedule
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