Bow Making

with Stim Wilcox

September 09 - 10 , 2017

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Bow Making

with Stim Wilcox

September 9-10, 2017

Saturday (9-5) Sunday (9-4)


Stim Wilcox will be giving a two day workshop on making traditional archery bows, from a local natural wood, American Hornbeam. All tools and other equipment will be provided, though you can bring tools if you like.

About the Instructor

Stim Wilcox is a bowyer who lives in Machiasport, ME. He began making bows as a child, and after a long hiatus, he resumed making bows in 1990. In 1999, he published a book, “The Art of Making Selfbows”, that describes making bows from cutting wood to the finished bow. He has sold bows, taught many bow-building workshops in his studio, has introduced archery for children through adults at the Pleasant River Fish and Game Club in Columbia, Maine. He has given talks and demonstrated making bows at many traditional archery meets and other events throughout the Northeast.

Required Tools

Below are some of the tools we'll learn about in the class. We encourage you to bring your own tools or buy the required tools when you get here, as there are not enough classroom tools to outfit everyone.

Please do not bring tools in need of repair or major fettling – there will not be time to fully tune them for use during the workshop.

Please keep in mind, the best way to guarantee available tools for the class is to call ahead with an order. Some items on this list may be specific to another toolmaker. Please call us with any questions.

Registration Information

Cost is $275, lunch included. Limited to 14 people.

Located at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks: Route 1, Warren, Maine 04864.

To register click the Buy button above or call: 800-327-2520, $125 nonrefundable deposit required at registration, full payment required 30 days before the workshop. For more information email us.