Introduction to Bow Making

Course Description

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 5 days of bow making.  This course is not for the easily frustrated student.  The week is devoted to the woodworking elements of bow making only and is for those who have accomplished rehairing and repairing bows, and have acquired adequate tool skills.  

The student will learn how to make a bow by choosing wood, planing and cambering the stick in the style of Tourte, carving and shaping a corresponding head and mortise, fitting a frog and button, and finishing and polishing the stick.  There is ample time to work with extended evening hours. This course begins with violin bows only!

Pre-requisites:  Bow Rehairing & Maintenance, Basic Bow Repair, or VSA Oberlin Bow Restoration and References.

With Pernambuco on the endangered species list, suitable alternatives may be used to preserve the limited resources of Pernambuco.  Some tools are available for use but it is best to bring your own planes, knives, chisels, and files. 

Tuition includes materials.

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