Primitive Gathering at Tuscazoar - 2003
Showcasing the primitive skills of atlatl,
primitive archery, and flint knapping.
Sharing skills, knowledge and friendships.
June 21, 2003; Saturday,
10 am - 5 pm
June 22, 2003; Sunday, 10 am - 3 pm
Craft, throwing and shooting demonstrations
|Flint knapping||From billets to finished points|
|Various flint and obsidian materials|
|Percussion and pressure techniques|
|Self-bows||How to select bow wood|
|How to make a self-bow|
|How to sinew back a bow|
|How to snake skin a bow|
|How to steam and bend a bow|
|How to make Flemish bow strings|
|How to make a bark quiver|
|Arrows and Darts||How to select arrow wood|
|How to make arrows from raw shaft|
|How to fletch an arrow|
|How to balance a dart|
|Atlatl||How to select materials|
|How to craft atlatl|
|Throwing form and techniques|
- Practice and challenge ranges open to all (I.S.A.C. sanctioned)
- Flint items, atlatl and primitive archery crafts for sale
- Benefit auction Saturday at 4 p.m.
(Items donated by vendors will be auctioned off to the highest bidders)
- Group camping available
(Group campfire Saturday night - bring your instruments for a jam)
- Vendors and demonstrators welcome
Check back for periodic updates.
The public is invited!! Bring
the family for a wonderful weekend of adventure,
enjoy the demonstrations and try your arm at atlatl throwing. Hike Camp Tuscazoar's trails.
Admission is $5 per car. A concession stand will also be open.
Self-Bowyers are welcome to spend the whole weekend
Overnight Camping Fees:
$5 per person or $15 per family for a tent site for one or two
$7 per person or $20 per family for a shared cabin for one or two nights
Contact Ken at 330-756-2041 or Tim at email@example.com for answers to specific questions.
Your donations will help "Keep the Spirit Burning at Camp Tuscazoar."
Camp Tuscazoar is located on County Road 83 (Boy Scout Rd.) just
1.5 miles south of the
State Routes 800 and 212.
I.S.A.C., the International Standard Accuracy Contest, has proved to be a singularly popular contest with high participation and competition in the U.S. and Europe. In 2001, 183 I.S.A.C. contests were held with a total of 2,361 contestants. Scores are kept in a database and winners are announced once a year. High scorers are almost evenly divided among Europeans and U.S. participants in all categories - men, women and youth. Within the World Atlatl Association, it is truly an international event and many throwers are quite competitive. Contests are held in France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Spain as well as all over the United States. As of February 2002, there are 103 contests scheduled for this season.