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Matt Gregory

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  1. Okay folks, Ty Murch and I are trying to get a new organization on the Fogg forums off the ground, and it's all about being...

     

     

    ...well...

     

     

    ...weight and height disproportionate, I guess.

     

    This is an unofficial, totally meaningless, hopefully hysterical group of Bladesmiths that are all over 6 feet tall, but under 160 pounds.

     

    The name we came up with is:

     

    No Ass Bladesmith's Society

     

    or

     

    NABS

     

    for short.

     

     

    To my knowledge, there won't be any dues, any meetings, any rules... really, there won't be anything other than a really catchy name with a good acronym.

     

    And almost no body fat.

    Or bulging muscles.

     

     

    ...likely just feet that look more light outriggers, and arms that look like they could do double-duty as pipecleaners.

     

    ...so who's with us?

    Make yourselves known, my lanky brothers and sisters!

  2. Sweet! Can't wait!

     

    The check left on it's way to you yesterday, Ty... make sure you tell me when you've gotten it!

     

    ... where do you think all the rest of the skinny smiths are hiding? Haven't heard a peep out of anyone about NABS but you and I! Think this might be a topic that would best be started in Fiery Beards, or maybe even The Way?

  3. Hey, you two!

     

    You are THE one-stop shop for all of these supplies! The amount of products that you two have added to your list in just the last year alone is incredible... and, needless to say, the wealth of information you provide for a given product is unparalleled.

     

    Ellis Custom Knifeworks has become a tremendous asset to the knifemaking community as a whole, and I figured I'd say this out loud.

     

    Now Darren, don't beat me up for this, as someone very close to you told me to keep hammering you on this, but the Forge Gallery is in desperate need of a facelift. (Okay Kath, you promised to keep him from stomping me now!)

     

    The Park's #50 quench oil works so much better than my last oil (for 1095, 1084, and W2) it's almost embarrassing to think I thought I was hardening my previous blades! THANK YOU for being the source for this stuff! I'd still be in the dark without you!

     

    Hope all is well with you and yours!

  4. Woah.

     

     

    That forge is a BEAST!

     

    How long does it take to get up to a forging heat? I've got enough castable refractory to put a 1" "liner" in my current forge, but I've worried that I'd have to fire the pig up and let it run for a half-hour before I could do anything, and that's about 30% of the time I get to forge, anyway!

     

    Regardless, sweet forge, for sure!

  5. Cool pics! I really love watching Don forge... I've been trying to replicate his style of motion lately, and it's been quite a challenge. I keep wanting to really let my arm go...

  6. Sweet shots, bro! You, Ric and Stephen worked like machines for two days straight! Well, you and Stephen did, at least... :o:P

     

     

    Finally good to be able to put your face with your internet presence!

     

     

    ...contrary to your thinking, though, Cashen is a degenerate of the highest order. (It's good to know I'll see him once again later this year so he can slap me for that comment!)

  7. Gorgeous blade, as usual Jake!

     

    ...and, I see that you, too are freshly shorn for the summer! Big change from seeing you at Ashokan! I might not have recognized you in the pics if it wasn't for the trademark vest...

    Mine finally got long enough to donate to Locks of Love, and it was no where near as long as your hair was.

     

    I agree with Alan... too bad you won't be at Larry's. I was looking forward to the chance of paying more attention to you working!

  8. Hi Matt ! Love your setup !

     

    I am curious about your famous "Sanding Stick of Death" how do you hold the sanding

    paper on it ? Is it an adhesive backed paper or ???

     

    Thanks

     

    Steven

     

    Thanks Steve!

     

    I just use 2" wide shop rolls and spray the back of it with a thin layer of 3M spray adhesive... works well! I've thought about trying Don's automotive PSA sheets, but I'll wait until what I've got is gone. Besides, it's not that much work to do... although, just like with belts, I have to force myself to change it often... just like they say, use the stuff like it's free!

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