If you've ever wanted to know how to build arrows then please join us at The Longbow Shop on
Saturday 9th February 9am-1pm
We will give you all the arrow making supplies needed to make 12 wooden arrows to match a bow of your choice. As part of this workshop you will be given the following arrow building supplies to use and then keep: Bearpaw Fletching Jig, Taper tool, Glue, 12 matched wooden shafts, 12 nocks, 36 feathers, 12 brass bullet or field points
Learning to make your own equipment is very satisfying and cost effective for traditional archers. We think it's a good idea to learn how to make your own arrows out of wood and save yourself some money in the long run as we all break them!
During the course you will make up to 6 fully usable arrows to suit a bow of your choice and take away the rest of your kit to continue at home, all you have to bring is yourselves!
You will learn about
- Selecting your components
- What equipment you need and why
- Correct wooden shaft orientation
- The importance of spine and weight
- Making the right choices for your bow
- Fitting the components together
- The best wood for arrow shaft
- Different types of wood
- Measure your draw length
- Cut the shaft to fit
Maximum group of 6 people per course and once booked the place is non-refundable.
This is a course for making wooden arrows on a basic level and no experience is required - we will give you all the information on how to make wooden arrows from scratch.
If you shoot English Longbow, American Flatbow, Horse Bow or traditional recurve and want to shoot with wooden arrow shafts then this course is for you.
With our tuition you will be up and running in no time. There is something very special about making your own and seeing them fly.
After you have finished you will know what archery arrow building supplies you will need going forward.
If you are interested in a workshop but the latest one is full then please email us to register your interest for the next course. If you can put together 6 people we will run private courses just for your group at the same cost.