The fine art of bow making is centuries old and continues to be taught by today's leading bow makers. Join award winning bow maker and renowned instructor Rodney D. Mohr for a vigorous and challenging six days of bow making. The week is devoted to the woodworking elements of bow making only and is for those who have accomplished rehairing and repairing bows and wish to further their knowledge or broaden their skills and income.
The student will learn how to plane and camber a stick in the style of Tourte, carve and shape a corresponding head, carve mortises, fit a frog and button, and finish and polish the stick. There is ample time to work with extended evening hours.
Pre-requisites: Bow Rehairing & Maintenance, Bow Repair, or VSA Oberlin Bow Restoration and References.
With Pernambuco on the endangered species list, suitable substitutes are used to preserve limited resources of Pernambuco. Some tools are available for use, but bring your own planes, knives, chisels and files.
Tuition includes materals and lunch.