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Old December 24, 2005, 11:43 PM   #1
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Conner Prairie Arms Making Workshop in 2006

Conner Prairie History Museum in Fishers, Indiana (near Indianaopolis) is hosting its 17th Annual Arms Making Workshop this coming October. There's seven days of classes starting with: Bow Making, Beginning Weaving, Hearth Cooking, Leather Work (Portmanteau), Lock Assembly (Jim Chambers), Silver Wire Inlay (Bob Harn), Pipe Tomahawk (Melvin Lytton & Nathan Allen). These are all on Oct 7-8. These are followed by either a week long (Oct 9-13) or 2 1/2 day long clases. The week long classes are: Trade Silver (Don Secondine), Knife Axe, Engraving (John Shippers), Kit Assembly, Stock Carving (Jim Klein), Making Small parts (Bob Harn). The 2 1/2 day long classes that run concurrently with them are: Horn Making (Lee Larkin), Pottery and then Quill Work (Robin Scott) and Bag Making (Ken Scott - unrelated to Robin but a famous bag maker). Prices varies and you can call 317-776-6000 (x241) for more info.

If you're hankering to build your own flintlock (or cap gun), 'hawk or knife, bag or pouch, these classes will teach you how. There's plenty of classes for the spouses (heck, I've taken those classes myself and they're fun too).

If you're a Cowboy Action Shooter, you should take the Portmanteau class with John Westin. The leatherworking skills you learn from there may be applied to holsters, scabbards and other leather accessories.
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Old December 25, 2005, 12:06 AM   #2
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Gollee! It's 3 forevers since I heard the name Conner Prairie. I'm an old Hoosier boy. Been to CP everal times but not lately. I know their classes are top notch. Would love to go back and spend some time. Might be the thing to do in Oct.
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