For those of you that would like to participate in making a bow the following is a list of items you might want to bring with you. Please understand, making a bow is a time consuming event. It would be nearly impossible to complete at camp in less than three days with all the other activities planned for the weekend. But what we can get done is the rough cut, handle build-up (gluing), shaping, and scrapping. Bring the following and I'll get you as far along as we have time and I'll make sure you understand what needs to be completed by you when you get back home.
1. 1"x3"x6' Red Oak
2. .5"x1.5"x24" Red Oak
3. Titebond III Glue (16 oz.) You'll need to rest when you get home.
4. Several type of tools: Rasp (Flat/Arched,Round), 1" Planer, Paint Scrapper.
5. Sandpaper (80 - 120 grit)
That should be enough for a 2-4 hr class getting the bow into shape before you finalize the tiller. I'll explain everything at the class and show you my recently finished Red Oak Long Bow.
Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.