Woodworking at Practice Tomorrow

The archers of the Debatable Lands are in need of some new target stands! The Woodworking Guild has been asked to help out by building a few more new stands, and what better place to do that than at Archery Practice? last week, we succeeded in making 1 new stand! Now that we know what we are doing, we hope to make at least 2 more tomorrow.

We’ll be meeting up at the Washington Boulevard Practice site tomorrow (Sunday, 2019.08.25) at around 11am to take care of that. Bring some hands tools or cordless tools if you have them. We probably need saws, drills, drill bits, wrenches, sanders, clamps, tape measures, pencils, sockets, and the like.

See you tomorrow!

Woodworking Guild Fall Schedule

This past Thursday, the Woodworking Guild of the Debatable Lands had our last planning meeting of summer, to figure out what we were going to do for autumn. Here is the plan:

Planning Meetings

These meetings are weeknight evening meetings, for the purpose of deciding what we want to work on next and when we’re going to do it. They are (roughly speaking) the second-to-last Thursday of each month,
7pm to 8:30pm, at the Panera in Oakland.

  • September 19th, 2019
  • October 24th, 2019
  • November 21st, 2019
  • December 19th, 2019

Workshop Days

These meetings are on weekend days, for the purpose of making things. They are usually on Sunday, from 10am to 2pm, in Ishiyama’s shop (1105 Shady Avenue, 15232).

  • September 15th, 2019
  • October 27th, 2019
  • November 17th, 2019
  • December 8th, 2019

All dates, times, and locations are subject to change, of course, but those are the plans.

Sewing Circle at Hara Kikumatsu’s

Now that Pennsic is over and September is creeping closer, sewing circle will resume. Many folks will be in post-Pennsic recovery, repairing or reworking garb, but bring what you wish. The host, day of the month, and location are all changing. The new host is Hara Kikumatsu. The new day of the month is the first Thursday, so the next sewing night is September 5th. The new location is 1105 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. The time is still 7:30-9:30. Both hand sewing and machine sewing are encouraged. If you use a sewing machine, there are two regular machines, one serger, and a single color embroidery machine here. If you wish to arrange to use the embroidery machine, you should contact Master Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, the expert on that machine. If you know you will be using a machine or ironing board extensively, you may want to bring your own, so you don’t need to wait to use the equipment here. If you would like help with pattern design you should still reach out to Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi to make an appointment. If you have questions contact sewing at debatablelands dot org

Woodworking Guild planning meeting tomorrow

Please join us tomorrow (Thursday, August 22nd) at 7pm at the Panera in Oakland (the one on the Boulevard of the Allies, the one that used to be a Howard Johnson’s) to help plan out meetings, projects, and workshop days for the autumn. Did you learn to make something cool at Pennsic? What would you love to learn to make now that Pennsic is over and you’ve seen ten thousand other peoples’ cool stuff? I hate to bring it up so early, when it isn’t even Labor Day yet, but this is the best time to start planning out what your winter holiday presents are going to be. Sit down with us, have some tea and a pastry, and talk it out. Bring your planners and calendars!

New Practice

Konichiwa Debatable Lands!!! Now that our triumph at war is complete, it is time to focus within. In an effort to expand our numbers, I am starting a mid week practice. Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday August 21, a weekly Wednesday practice will be held at my house. The address is 16 Quail Run, Allison Park PA 15101. The hope is to not only practice, but also do teaching and demos, and introduce some alternate weapon type and tourney setups to broaden our skills and make us all more complete throwers. Start time will be 630, give or take a few minutes. All are welcome.

YIS, Kumagaya-roku-e Kentarou Masamoto BMDL TW MIC