Wednesday, October 9, 2013

33rd NMLRA Gunsmithing Workshop and Seminar at WKU


33rd Year of the NMLRA Gunsmithing Workshop and Seminar at WKU
Advanced Registration Information
By H. Terry Leeper

2014 Classes at a glance:

3-Day classes, Option 1 (June 4 – 6 ) - $360
· Drawing and Design for Engraving and Carving – Jim Kibler
· Conservation and Restoration of Period Arms – Wallace Gusler
· Introductory Porcupine Quill Work and Traditional 18th Century Dyes – Lally House
· Making a Makers Stamp – George Suiter

3-Day Classes, Option 2 (June 8 – 10) - $360
· Aging Techniques – Ian Pratt
· Inkle Loom Weaving – Pam Hutton

3-Day Class, Option 3 (June 11 – 13) - $360
· Making a Hunting Pouch – Ken Scott

6-Day Classes (June 8 – 13) - $690
· Finish What You Started – Bob Elka and Joe Valentin
· Longrifle Engraving: Beginning and Intermediate – Jim Kibler
· Longrifle Relief and Incised Carving – Wallace Gusler
· Making a Screw Tip Powder Horn and related Horn Accoutrements – Art DeCamp
· Brass Casting and making of Gun Mounts including a Brass Box – George Suiter
· Advanced Quill Work – Fabricating a Knife Sheath – Lally House
· Lock Making and Tuning – Jim Chambers

9-Day classes (June 4 – June 13) - $1,020
· Building a French Pistol Ca. 1650 – Ron Scott
· Building a 1750’s Pipe Ax Based on a Warren County, Kentucky Original  – Jack Brooks
· Longrifle Stock Architecture - stock shaping and inletting using 18th century  style tools and techniques – Mark Silver
· Woodbury School of Iron Mounted Gun Making – House Brothers: Hershel, Frank and John

Related Activities: Shoot and Picnic on Saturday June 7th at the Leeper farm, and a Wednesday Picnic June 11th at the Hershel House Residence. Picnic cost is included in the registration fee (spouse or friend additional $10.00). There will be several evening seminars to be announced once registration is complete.

For Advanced Registration: Send an electronic letter of inquiry to: both Terry Leeper terry.leeper@wku.edu, and Morgan Mundell mmundell@nmlra.org  at the NMLRA, or call 270-202-8141 - Leeper, or 812-667-5131 – Mundell. You must list your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices. If you only list one choice, we will assume that you have no other interest in other seminar classes. A non-refundable down payment of $100 needs to be received at the NMLRA by October 25th to hold your request until the formal announcement of the seminar is made in the December issue of Muzzle Blasts. On February 21st, one/half of the workshop feed will be due to the NMLRA with the balance due On April 25th. Should a class have to be canceled because of low enrollment (less than 8); all fees will be returned on April 4th, of 2014. 

Please note that there are three beginning dates for the 3 day class options to enable participants to participate in more than one short course. Also, seminar activities at WKU end on Friday before the National Shoot of the NMLRA at Friendship, Indiana on Saturday the 14th.

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