Friday, November 28, 2008

Archery Clan

I'm hoping to start a monthly meeting for people that want to work on their arrow making, bow making, flint knapping and archery gear. We already go to one in Pasadena every month, but I thought we'd get a lot more done and stay focused if we had one two weeks after the other one. I wanted something in Orange County CA so I wouldn't have to drive all the way to Pasadena. It will probably be at El Dorado Park, though I'd prefer Mile Square Park because they don't have the $5 parking fee. Well, they do, but they have free street parking. There is no street parking at El Dorado. But most of the people who said they might come live closer to Long Beach, so I may get outvoted.
If Sig comes we can work on gourd art and spoon carving too. But he works in the medical field so his schedule is all over the place. He gave me a spoon carving tool and I can't wait to get some green wood to try it out on.

Also I hope David will come. He lives in Laguna Beach, so either location is closer for him that Pasadena. Of couse if you are reading this and live near Anaheim and think you want to learn these skills, leave me a comment so I can make sure you know when the meetings are.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Making arrows

Our monthly Paleoplanet meeting got shifted to this Sunday because of conflicting events on the range. I had hoped to have some things finished to show to people this weekend, but the furniture rearranging, house cleaning, box sorting nightmare is taking much longer than I thought it would. I did get some new arrows started. They are painted and I added the cresting. Hopefully I'll get the finish put on them tomorrow so I can let it dry a day. There are six arrows and each one is different. So it's going to be both fun and challenging to pick out the feather colors.