Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the annual Stone Tool Show this weekend. The show is located at the beautiful Letchworth State Park in Mt. Morris, New York.
There will be flintknapping demonstrations and atlatl contests all weekend.
On Saturday, August 26, at 7 pm, guest speaker Marquardt Lund, travels from Germany, to present on the following topics:
– a short history of the European flint knapping scene and Knap-Ins
– An experiment he and two friends did when they made a dug out with flint axes
– Egyptian flint tools and tomb drawings showing knapping activities
– Fabulous late palaeolithic find sites near his home town
– ideas about the hafting of flint points, experiments he conducted and the fundamental differences
This event is open to the public and free to all participants in attendance at the 2023 Stone Tool Craftsman Show, sponsored by the Genesee Valley Flint Knappers Association. The program will be at the Highbanks Recreation Center’s North Shelter.
Candor, NY is having a Daffodil Festival Saturday, April 29, rain or shine! Come to Candor and enjoy.
Thunderbird Atlatl will hold atlatl contests, including ISACs, at 90 Main Street, Candor, New York (behind our shop). We should be starting around 1 p.m., depending on weather. Call 607-659-3854 or 607-222-9873 to check!
If you missed the shipping deadlines but still want to get an atlatl set for someone, Thunderbird Atlatl has gift certificates available
We can send the gift certificates out to your recipient by email immediately to arrive asap. We can also follow up with a paper gift certificate mailed to your recipient. We are happy to mail out your gift certificate if you prefer that type of delivery.
We are looking forward to the new year at the Thunderbird shop and wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.
It was a busy summer for Thunderbird Atlatl as we ventured out to a few of our favorite venues and got to spend time with atlatl friends.
We continue working on shop renovations. Plans are to finish our shipping area in the next month and get ready for the holiday rush.
If you are thinking of ordering a present for the holidays, we strongly urge you to order in November as we do not know how reliable the shipping services will be in December. In 2020, the shipping services were sometimes taking up to three weeks to deliver items they promised to deliver in three to four days. Shipping improved in 2021 and seems to be better in 2022. However, all the shipping services (faced with the same increasing prices we all face) have increased prices in 2022 as they try to cover their increased costs.
We are unable to accommodate any custom or special orders during this busy season. If you have questions, please call us at: 1-800-836-4520 or email at email@example.com
We made it through the holiday season and even managed to get most of our machinery moved to our new shop! We are excited about the efficiencies and space in the new shop. Plans are now to finish moving a few more machines and then get the old shop ready to be our new packing and fletching area. This has been an ongoing project the last few years but some projects just take time!
The new shop is located only a few hundred feet from the old shop so that has made the moving process not as challenging but still an issues of brute force and clever (!) staging to make production more efficient. We will keep you updated as we go forward.
Construction Photo of the new shop! We will add more updated photos soon!
Meanwhile, we need to update our online catalog and work on a new paper catalog. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done! We appreciate our customers’ support but you do keep us busy! We were able to get out a few more times this past year and hope we can do that again in 2022. We will see how the world moves with the everchanging pandemic. We all take two steps forward and then another one back. The good news is that atlatls are a perfect activity for outside and social distancing so we have kept busy with our mail order business.