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1-1 Private lnstruction


4 Days

Join me for four days of one-on-one private instruction where you'll learn to craft a powerful, smooth shooting longbow or shortbow with simple hand tools.


You'll have the choice to build either the whitewood flatbow from our Bowmaking 101 curriculum, an English-style longbow, or any osage orange design from Advanced Bowmaking. We can work through the pros, cons, and processes of any all-wood bow design that calls to you. 


With no shortage of time, you'll be encouraged to shape and refine your bow as meticulously as you'd like. If there's extra time on the fourth day, it can be spent on the basics of arrow making, advanced marksmanship techniques, or "roving" target practice.


-Bowmaking basics

-Choosing your design

-Bow layout
-Roughing out a bow

-Heat corrections and alignment
-Tillering a bow

-Bow string making

-Long term bow care
-Comprehensive marksmanship

-Free time for arrows or practice


(all-inclusive, no tax)

Class is from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST over four days.


Military, Veterans, LEO, and First Responders will receive a $100 discount.

I like a relaxed shop environment but come prepared to work hard! It takes some physical exertion to turn a quartered log into a bow. You can expect to be standing on concrete for hours at a time and plenty of pulling/pushing with hand tools. Your bow wouldn't be as awesome if you didn't sweat for it, right?!

Must be age 19 or older to attend the class alone (sorry, Nebraska's rules).

Anyone under 19 must be accompanied by a parent. The parent does not need to buy an extra spot unless they also plan to build a bow, but will need to remain onsite while their son/daughter works regardless. Not recommended for anyone under age 15 due to the labor-intensive nature of the course.

You'll want to bring a pair of closed toe shoes to wear in the shop, and some shirts/pants you don't mind getting dirty.

Amenities :

-Materials and tools provided.

-Big, delicious lunches provided.

(Breakfast/Dinner not provided)
-Coffee provided.

-High-speed WiFi.
-Shop has heat in winter.

-Shop has AC in summer.

-On-site shower available.

-On-site power is available.

-Free tent/car/overlander camping.

(No generators please)

-On-site fire pit.

-20 minutes from Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA).

Travel & Lodging :

Held in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.


You are responsible for travel expenses to and from the class. This includes any plane tickets, rental cars, fuel expenses, lodging (if not camping onsite), and food other than the provided lunches and snacks.

If you prefer to stay in a motel or hotel, the class location is only 10 minutes away from Bellevue, Nebraska and 20 minutes away from Omaha, Nebraska. There are many hotels, motels, restaurants and grocery stores inside a 20-minute drive. I can provide more information about local accommodations once you've booked a class.

Cancellations & Rescheduling :

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please do so at least 45 days prior to the date of the class. I'll send out e-mail reminders as the deadline approaches. If your invoice is still open at the 45-day mark, your deposit(s) will be refunded and the spot(s) reopened.


Any cancellations made inside 30 days will incur a $500 admin fee. No exceptions. It's a big trip that's challenging for most to make on short notice, and late cancellations create a huge logistical hurdle for everyone involved. If you back out last-minute, there's very little chance we'll be able to refill your spot.


There's no fee for rescheduling on time, and cancellations made on time will receive a refund.

CLICK HERE to reach out and discuss dates. We will do our best to fit your schedule. Once you receive an invoice, a $500 Good-Faith Deposit is required upfront to hold spot(s). Payment in full guarantees your reservation.

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