Bowstring Maker

Make strings for archery bows.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bowstring Makers do?

Makes strings for archery bows: Loops string around posts of jig and ties ends together, waxing ends by hand. Holds end of string and spins hand-winding jig to form loops on both ends. Attaches string to post and winds strands to complete bow string. Winds extra wrapping around string to give protection at point where notch of arrow fits onto string. May wind string, using automatic bow-string making device.


Should I be a Bowstring Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Bowstring Maker

    Bowstring Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Bowstring Maker-related education!
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