Kenneth

California - Central Valley Pirates

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Anyone interested, we have a few things coming and our normal on goings.

Kern Co. pirates go out once a month on the skiffs for a camp out in Montano De Oro. We leave from Morro Bay and follow the coast line south a bit. There is a little cove we camp in that can only be reached by boat. It's very primitive camping and the boats are small, so you have to be in good physical shape. We have room for 3 or 4 people every so often, you can bring one small ditty bag and whatever you can hold on your person. You'll need enough food for yourself for 2 days and foul weather gear. If this sounds fun to you send me a PM.

We have workshops once a month as well here in Bakersfield, California.

In mid February we are having a workshop on Lantern making. We'll each recreate a period lantern from an example we have.

In mid March we will have a workshop on Sail making. We won't go into detail on the history of sail making but we will make a period sail that will do just that....sail. Or use your skills to make the perfect make shift tent.

In mid April our workshop will be on belly boxes. We'll be creating one from a photo example..

PM me for info and what you will need to bring..

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Anyone interested, we have a few things coming and our normal on goings.

Kern Co. pirates go out once a month on the skiffs for a camp out in Montano De Oro. We leave from Morro Bay and follow the coast line south a bit. There is a little cove we camp in that can only be reached by boat. It's very primitive camping and the boats are small, so you have to be in good physical shape. We have room for 3 or 4 people every so often, you can bring one small ditty bag and whatever you can hold on your person. You'll need enough food for yourself for 2 days and foul weather gear. If this sounds fun to you send me a PM.

We have workshops once a month as well here in Bakersfield, California.

In mid February we are having a workshop on Lantern making. We'll each recreate a period lantern from an example we have.

In mid March we will have a workshop on Sail making. We won't go into detail on the history of sail making but we will make a period sail that will do just that....sail. Or use your skills to make the perfect make shift tent.

In mid April our workshop will be on belly boxes. We'll be creating one from a photo example..

PM me for info and what you will need to bring..

I love on what your group does, making things during the gaop very cool

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Seen you guys around the interwebs. I love your look! I may or may not have used your original costume guidelines posted on Myspace (with permission) as a basis for my own crew's costume guidelines. Thanks again for the inspiration!

You guys seem to have a very good time doing what you do. Keep on doing it!

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If only Eye lived closer to your local.. I wish for a period reenactment group here in San Diego..

I even thought of starting my own.. Hey Ja8ks Dad wot say ye?

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Sounds like a fine idea! I was scoping out how long it would take to get up to Bakersfield. It is a bit too far for a day trip.

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Thank you for the kind words gentlemen....

End of May, Chris and I will fire up the forges and were making some blades...anyone is invited and this will be our May workshop...

I'll show you how I know to make a Shellguard cutlass in 2 hours start to finish. It will ring long and hit hard and cost you about 7 dollars to make..

If you're more into making a boarding axe, Chris will be helping people shape and pass through an axe head.

Event wise.

May 29th CSUB Bakersfield Pirate treasure hunt and dinner benifiting the society for disabled children.

Enjoy the first annual Pirate Treasure Hunt. There will be fun for all ages. Families with children will enjoy hunting for pirate treasure, visiting the pirate's camp, and playing games from 12p-3pm. Tickets are $7 each, children under 5 are free.

Festivities for adults take place from 6pm-9pm and feature dinner, a live band, dancing, entertainment, and the pirate's auction house silent auction. Ticket cost is $50 per person.

Proceeds benefit programs and services provided by the Society.

Time: Families with children 12pm-3pm / Festivities for Adults 6pm-9pm

Location: CSUB Alumni Park 9001 Stockdale Hwy

Phone: (661) 322-5595

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Thank you for the kind words gentlemen....

End of May, Chris and I will fire up the forges and were making some blades...anyone is invited and this will be our May workshop...

I'll show you how I know to make a Shellguard cutlass in 2 hours start to finish. It will ring long and hit hard and cost you about 7 dollars to make..

If you're more into making a boarding axe, Chris will be helping people shape and pass through an axe head.

Event wise.

May 29th CSUB Bakersfield Pirate treasure hunt and dinner benifiting the society for disabled children.

Enjoy the first annual Pirate Treasure Hunt. There will be fun for all ages. Families with children will enjoy hunting for pirate treasure, visiting the pirate's camp, and playing games from 12p-3pm. Tickets are $7 each, children under 5 are free.

Festivities for adults take place from 6pm-9pm and feature dinner, a live band, dancing, entertainment, and the pirate's auction house silent auction. Ticket cost is $50 per person.

Proceeds benefit programs and services provided by the Society.

Time: Families with children 12pm-3pm / Festivities for Adults 6pm-9pm

Location: CSUB Alumni Park 9001 Stockdale Hwy

Phone: (661) 322-5595

How's bout some more details on the Sword makin' workshop....I be really interested in attendin' that one....

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Oh Man does that sound fun! Its only two hours away, but I don't know if the warden would let me get away.

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This July’s workshop was a nice and easy one we did coconut canteens with rope slings simple but fun project, and only burnt myself once with the paraffin wax. This project takes some early planning. You’ve got to let it dry out for 2 weeks or so after drilling out the mouth. I dried it out for about three days then used a hammer and screw driver . . . not good! Punched a whole right through the side, glued back together and sealed with the wax a still holding water just fine. My only fear is the amount of abuse it can really take. If anyone is interested I can post pictures and basic plans.

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Hey Chris,

I'd be interested in the pics and/or plans.

Thanks,

Scott

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Hey Chris,

I'd be interested in the pics and/or plans.

Thanks,

Scott

sorry for the delay ill take some pics and post them for ya tomorrow

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Finding crew members......very hard. Where are all the people near Bakersfield?

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Heading to Long Beach Pyrate festival tomorrow, camping with the double cross....still haven't found any new members in Kern Co. that feel like hand sewing..Been on tall ships, blown onion bottles, folded musket barrels and forging parts for flintlocks now. this hobby is consuming my life. Read so many books, I won't even discuss anything about the golden age unless it's with Chris...I should have just joined a civil war unit...

Anyways, anyone in our area, you're welcome to join in on the madness, if there are any out there, drop us a line.

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Lemme know when ye decide to have an event.. Bakersfield is about 4 hours out for me .. So It depends on wot yar up to. >

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Still no brave souls to join us. We truely are on the "wrong" coast. Anyone in the Kern County / Bakersfield Area? PM me.

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