Ash and Cherry logs at Thunderbird Atlatl

Where we get our wood from

A lot of people ask us where we get the wood that we use to make our atlatls and darts. Thunderbird Atlatl uses Ash and Cherry logs that we personally cut and mill from our family’s land in Upstate New York. We process it on our own lumber mill.

From Thunderbird Atlatl owner/founder Bob Berg:

“We harvested all these logs, destined to become atlatls and darts from family property in the Catskill Mountains. We saw them, following the natural grain of the wood to produce darts that are straight and true. Every part of the log is used. Some of the sawdust makes its way into our gardens after composting it for a couple of years after using it for bedding in our chicken coop. We use the bark for dressing around our blueberries. Many local horse farmers use the rest of the sawdust for bedding their horses. Boards that are not used for darts become atlatls or flooring.”

Ash and Cherry logs at Thunderbird Atlatl

All I want for Christmas is …an atlatl! Gift Certificates also available.

Okay maybe it’s not what everyone wants but they made a whole movie out of a child wanting a Red Rider Beebe Gun for Christmas – remember Ralphie!

The elves at our shop are busily working keeping inventory in stock so we can ship your atlatl orders out as quickly as possible. We have a good supply of atlatl kits for those who want a Christmas project. We are watching the various shipping services to make sure they are on target with their delivery. Please give us a call at 1-800-836-4520 if you have any questions about your order.

It is a busy season for us at Thunderbird Atlatl but we are committed to getting everyone their orders on time. We pretty much have 24/7 availability so feel free to call at anytime. If we don’t answer your call it probably means we are in the shop or just stepped out for a few moments; just leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can order gift certificates online and we can either mail them to you through the post office or email them if that works better.

Happy Holidays from the Thunderbird Atlatl staff.

Ready, Set, Go…We’re Ready for Christmas Orders!

Our shop has turned into Santa’s elves for the next three weeks. We will be busily filling your Christmas orders. Please help us by ordering early and we will get your orders out the door as soon as possible.

We will not be able to handle any custom orders in the next three weeks. If you have a question, please call and we will try to help you. Right now we ship the majority of our products through the US Postal System via priority mail. Atlatl Darts can be problematic to ship because the shipping services charge “oversize” rates. Our shipping rates are based on size not weight. We can also use Fed Ex and UPS but may have to add an extra fee because of the extra costs of those services.

If you have question, please call us at 800-836-4520 and we will do our best to help you.

November Brings Slow Down To Travels; Time To Work on Updates

The spring, summer and fall months were hectic for the Thunderbird Atlatl shop but also provided a lot of great memories and a chance to visit many friends.

November brings a little break from shows on weekends and gives us a chance to get ready for the holiday season. We will be working on updating our website, planning more videos, designing a new catalog and brochures. If you have any questions about atlatls or ordering from our online catalog, please give us a call at 800-836-4520 or 607-659-3854. If we aren’t in the shop, leave a message or try us on the cell phone number provided. We will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

We don’t mail out a lot of newsletters but you can sign up for our newsletters and you will receive them when they go out. We will try to develop a newsletter schedule in the coming year. Please keep sending us your comments either on Facebook, through our webpage or by regular mail or telephone, we appreciate your input.

Bob Berg fletches a dart at a workshop. Our workshops have proven very popular. If you would like to inquire about a workshop, give us a call or contact us by email.

Bob Berg fletches a dart at a workshop. Our workshops have proven very popular. If you would like to inquire about a workshop, give us a call or contact us by email.