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Rick Yonker

White Bear Lake, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Rick Yonker

Rick has been tinkering with wood for many years. He has also been bowhunting and doing recreational archery since 1980. In 1995 he began learning the craft of building traditional longbows. He has taken several classes and taught many others how to build their own wooden bows. Rick managed his own bow building business called Kickapoo Valley Longbows for several years. Now a high school teacher, Rick lives in White Bear Lake with his lovely wife Sue, three beautiful daughters, and his cat Honey.

Current Courses Offered by Rick Yonker

6:30-8 pm CT
Teaser image for Crafting the Traditional Longbow and Arrows Webinar

Crafting the Traditional Longbow and Arrows Webinar

Spend an evening learning about the beauty and functionality of a simple handmade wooden longbow. Instructor Rick will cover types of wood used in bow making, tools needed, bow design decisions and the three common designs used. Students will also learn about tillering (getting the bow to bend correctly) and…
Tue, Nov 17th, 2020
6:30-8 pm CT
Instructor: Rick Yonker

Past Courses Offered by Rick Yonker

Bows and Arrows: Crafting the Traditional Long Bow & Arrow Making