A brief bow biography: I began my professional career as a bowmaker and restorer in Boston in 1977. In 1978, I began a formal training program with Arnold R. Bone of Needham, Massachusetts. I worked closely with Arnold until his death in 2001. In 1981, I opened my first shop in Newburyport, Massachusetts. I currently live and work in southwestern New Hampshire.


I view the bow as a sophisticated tool. I strive to make a bow that is responsive, fits comfortably in the hand, and is mechanically dependable. My bows come with a lifetime warranty for materials and workmanship.


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