This Month's Pasadena Bowyers' Meet - January 19th?

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This Month's Pasadena Bowyers' Meet - January 19th?

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January 13th, 2014, 8:45 pm #1

Usually just about every third Sunday of the month (but check this thread to make sure something didn't come up that made us change the date) a bunch of folks get together at the Pasadena Roving Archers' range, in Pasadena, Ca. We generally gather at the tables under the trees just across the bridge across the aqueduct from the parking lot. If you get lost and find the practice butts, we are at the next set of tables and targets up the arroyo, maybe sixty yards.

A lot of people generally work on bows, but there are also other primitive skills being practiced from time to time, including flintknapping, atlatls, arrow making, wood carving, beading, and other handicrafts. From time to time we'll have an official atlatl competition (ISAC); but all in all it is very informal and unstructured.  People generally show any time after about 9am, and at any time during the day.  During summer, folks usually start leaving when it's time for dinner.  During winter, before sunset (the range closes at sunset).

Many people have made their first bow at these get-togethers, with the help of whoever is in the mood. If you'd like to try your hand at making a bow, you might like to sign in here and let us know you are coming, so we can bring a red oak board for you to work on. Or, you can find out on this forum how to select a red oak board, and bring your own.

We'll be updating this thread every month as to the exact date (there is often some discussion of who will be coming, and occasionally we change the date if there is a conflict with a range or city event). If you go to Past Events here on PaleoPlanet, you can look at old Pasadena threads to see what to expect. I suppose we can post links here to new photo threads after each event. 

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January 13th, 2014, 8:46 pm #2

There's a good chance I will miss this one, too; but I'd love to come if I can. I had a great time at the special meet a week from yesterday!

Ken
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January 14th, 2014, 2:07 am #3

Don't think I can make this month.  Hope everyone has a great time!

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January 14th, 2014, 4:24 am #4

I might just make this one Been a while. Hope to see some old friends!
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January 14th, 2014, 7:13 am #5

Sorry to miss you, Bill! Thanks for the reminder to post the thread…

Derek, it would be great to see you! I hope I get to go.

Ken
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January 15th, 2014, 2:04 am #6

I know I won't be able to attend but I'd like to ask a favor if I may...
If anyone sees Greg Mundorf please ask him to contact me. His arrows are ready and I have been unable to get in touch with him.

Thanks, Guy
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January 15th, 2014, 2:10 am #7

I wish I could be there, but will be in Palm Springs/Indio for a lacrosse tournament. I had fun at the special gathering in honor of Henrik's visit. I had an absolute blast visiting with my old friends. It was also fun flintknapping again!

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January 15th, 2014, 3:36 am #8

I'll stop by to get help on the bow that I've started. I hope to see others.
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January 16th, 2014, 2:00 am #9

Can't do it this time- Diane's birthday!

Gary
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January 16th, 2014, 2:29 am #10

Happy Birthday to Diane!

Steve H., I hope I can make it. At this point, if I don't feel any better, I'll be staying home…

Ken
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January 18th, 2014, 3:17 am #11

Ken,
I hope you feel better soon. With the smoke and ash from the fire, we may want to take a rain check. There was a bunch of ash on top of the cars in my driveway at home this morning. I live in South Pasadena.
Steve
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January 18th, 2014, 10:19 pm #12

Thanks, Steve!

I think I probably won't make it down tomorrow. Sorry! I sure had a great time at the special meet for Henrik, and I'm looking forward to the next time I can come. Hopefully next month?

Ken
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January 19th, 2014, 4:26 am #13

I hope to make it next month. I was inside my garage and constructed a tillering tree from some scrap 2x4s. Its amazing what can be done with a table saw. I'll bring the tillering tree the next time.
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March 7th, 2014, 2:47 am #14

When is the March meet?  Who is going to show?

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March 10th, 2014, 5:36 am #15

I am definitely going go! I have my maple bow in progress. Can I borrow someone's tillering stick to check the poundage as well?

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March 15th, 2014, 5:22 pm #16

Hi, tomorrow, the 16th, is the third Sunday of this month. I would like to know if it will be in session and the time I should show up. i attended January's class and have started to make my bow but need advice on continuing to make it. Please let me know thank you!

-ravy
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March 17th, 2014, 2:36 pm #17

Just a quick note to say Thank You to all the enthusiastic beginners at yesterdays Bowyers Meet. I think at one time we had eight people working on board bows. Two got finished, the rest will be back next month or in May. I had a blast just did not get anything done on my bow.

Thanks again ... see you all next month

Grandpa Bill
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March 17th, 2014, 3:27 pm #18

Thank you for steering the ship Bill, next month I should be able to join you and we'll have more hands on deck.
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