There's nothing like shooting a bow that you've made with your own hands. It's powerful to know that you can take a stick and create a beautiful, functional wooden bow. Imagine taking that first shot from a bow that YOU crafted.
A bow is one the highest achievements that wood can become. How is it possible to take a chunk of wood and bend it thousands of times without breaking? And better still for that bow to stay as strong as it was the first time it was shot.
Backyard Bowmaking is a step-by-step system for making a wooden bow.
It takes you through all the essential stages of making your first bow. I’ve boiled down 12 years and hundreds of bows into a simple, but effective video training course.
- What wood species you can use to make a bow
- How to safely select and harvest a tree
- The fastest way to season wood
- Laying out and designing the right bow for you
- Tool selection and use
- Setting up a bowmaking “workstation”
- Making a bow string
- The art of tillering: how to make your bow bend evenly
- How to finish and store your bow
- And tons more!
This 4-part course is delivered in an online format. After your purchase you will receive a link to download all of the video files. That means you will have instant access to the course and, once the files are downloaded, you won't need an internet connection to watch the course. There are over 4 hours of high-quality videos in Backyard Bowmaking!
Dan Corcoran has been practicing and teaching wilderness survival and bushcraft for over 15 years. He has guided over 30 survival trips ranging from 2-10 days in length. He is an avid outdoorsman, hunter, Wilderness First Responder, and member of Search and Rescue. Dan has taught survival to hundreds of students in person and online.
This is a sample video of the course (one of over 20!)