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Old 03-19-2021, 09:03 PM   #1
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Looking at possibly taking a primitive bow making class. Been interested in it for over 20 years and life has always gotten in the way. Had a weekend class scheduled for next month but unfortunately we lost my friend Jim Hamm. It wonít be the same but I think I would still like to make a bow of my own. Anyone still offers these type of classes?
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:12 PM   #2
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You should contact Arvin Weaver. He builds AW self bows. I know he has worked with folks building selfbows in the past.

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Old 03-19-2021, 09:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Bisch. Will do.
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Old 03-20-2021, 09:41 AM   #4
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Find a class and go for it. I wanted to learn to build a skiff, canoe, kayak or some kind of wooden boat all my life. I finally took a class and built my own English dory canoe hybrid. I have since built four boats and finally got it out of my system but it was well worth it and finally learning the skill. JMHO
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Old 03-20-2021, 01:02 PM   #5
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That’s awesome Wilded.
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Old 03-20-2021, 01:03 PM   #6
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Saw an event in Oklahoma every year that might be a possibility if I can’t find anything closer.
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Old 03-20-2021, 01:08 PM   #7
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There are a lot of bow building videos on YouTube you can watch.

This guy has quite a few with pdf downloads for free

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Old 03-20-2021, 02:43 PM   #8
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Pine hollows still does classes in Arkansas, I have not been yet yet but used his videos to make my own. Only self bows from oak and osage, eventually I'll do a laminated and recurve.
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Old 03-20-2021, 03:18 PM   #9
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Saw an event in Oklahoma every year that might be a possibility if I canít find anything closer.


That would be OJAM? Iíve never been, but heard nothing but good about that whole experience!

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Old 03-20-2021, 03:19 PM   #10
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Pine hollows still does classes in Arkansas, I have not been yet yet but used his videos to make my own. Only self bows from oak and osage, eventually I'll do a laminated and recurve.


This would be a great resource for building selfbows. Mike builds really nice ones.

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Old 03-20-2021, 03:35 PM   #11
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Good question gmj, I’m interested too and following this.
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:15 PM   #12
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I learned most all I know from videos and forums like primitive archer. The best thing about that is it’s free!
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Old 03-21-2021, 03:48 PM   #13
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OJAM is definitely worth going to.
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Old 03-22-2021, 03:10 PM   #14
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Not sure how far you want to travel but I have a buddy here in Odessa who does classes (same one from my Javelina skin thread in the DIY section). Text me if you want his number. 432-967-5002
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Old 03-22-2021, 05:18 PM   #15
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Ojam is postponed for now. Pine Hollow would be the best bet I know of right now.
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Old 03-23-2021, 06:52 AM   #16
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Irving Bowhunters will be having a self bow building event June 4 & 5.
Lone Star Self Bow Society.

You should be able to build a bow complete while you are there.
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