Vinny Curry

I am a maker of self bows, which are bows made from one piece of wood with no laminates. I harvest wood from our local forests, using primarily hickory; I also harvest dogwood for the shafts of the arrows. I consider myself a self-taught artisan inspired by the Native Americans. Growing up in Saugerties, one of my inspirations was finding arrowheads by the Hudson.
From splitting, debarking, drying, seasoning—everything is hand done using old tools: spoke shaves, draw knife, antique camp axe, and wood rasps, mostly inherited from my father and grandfather. A good tool becomes an extension of my body when used.
I earn my living as a stone mason, but bowmaking has become a passion in recent years. I have displayed and discussed my work at the Archery Expo at Kenco, and I’ll be there again in 2017. I do not have a website—I’m as old fashioned as my tools.

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340 High Falls Rd.
Saugerties NY, 12477
Phone (845) 353-8029