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The Bama forge council site says Batson's is April 1-4 this year. That's Easter weekend and i can't imagine that they're holding it then. Does anyone know if this is correct?

 

Will

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As far as I know, the dates are correct. There is a general meeting of the forge council coming up shortly. I'll know more then and will post any changes.

 

Dale

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Thanks Dale, the Tannehill state park calendar has it on April 9-11, 2010. Looking forward to being able to spend the whole time there this year.

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Will, I'm still getting conflicting information as to the first and second weekend. I have someone checking on it and I will post the correct date as soon as I find out for sure.

 

Dale

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I finally got the official word from the boss herself, Barbara Batson. The correct dates April 9- 11. See ya there.

 

Dale

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That's about as official as it gets! :)

 

Yep, I plan on being there with bells on.

 

Now... they have a list of demos out yet? :D

 

Thanks.

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Haven't seen one yet.

 

Dale

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The official list of demos arrived this morning, straight from Barbara herself:

 

 

 

22nd Batson Bladesmithing Symposium

& Knife Show

 

 

Anytime Friday, Saturday or Sunday

Visit the Tail Gate Sales, Knife Suppliers, Demonstrations and the Hands on Forging

 

AUCTION ITEMS WILL BE TAKEN IN CIRCUS TENT

 

THURSDAY, 8 April 2010

 

2-6 HOOT N’ HOLLER---------------REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN

6 pm FURNACEMASTER-------------DEMONSTRATOR'S DINNER, Everyone

 

 

FRIDAY, 9 April 2009

Bring Auction & Iron-in-the-hat Items to Circus Tent

 

7 am HOOT N’ HOLLER----------------REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN starts

8-10 FORGE PAVILION----------------DAMASCUS STEEL with Raymond Rybar

VULCAN PAVILION-------------RENDEZVOUS KNIVES with Mickey Wise

CLASSROOM-----------------------SILVER WIRE ENLAY with Ron Claiborne

GREEN COAL----------------------HANDS ON FORGING with Harry Brock

YOUTH FORGING---------------HANDS ON FORGING with Raymond Head

 

10-12 FORGE PAVILION ---------------BOWIE BLADE FORGING with Jim Batson

VULCAN PAVILION ------------BLADE GRINDING with Bill Wiggins

CLASSROOM----------------------JIGS & FIXTURES with Ken Durham

SHED #1-----------------------------HANDS ON SCRIMSHAW with Mary Bailey

SHED #2-----------------------------LEATHER WORK with Kenny Rowe

HANDS ON ENGRAVING with Billy Bates

GREEN COAL----------------------HANDS ON FORGING with Joe Keeslar

YOUTH FORGING----------------HANDS ON FORGING with Ken Durham

 

12 LUNCH

 

1-3 FORGE PAVILION --------------- BELTS, WHEELS & GRINDING with Dan Johnson

VULCAN PAVILION ------------ RENDEZVOUS KNIVES with Mickey Wise CLASSROOM----------------------JIGS & FIXTUTURES with Alex Daniels

SHED #1-----------------------------HANDS ON SCRIMSHAW with Mary Bailey

SHED #2-----------------------------LEATHER WORK with Kenny Rowe

HANDS ON ENGRAVING with Billy Bates

GREEN COAL----------------------HANDS ON FORGING with Raymond Rybar

YOUTH FORGING----------------HANDS ON FORGING with Bill Wiggins

 

3-5 FORGE PAVILION ---------------DAMASCUS STEEL with Raymond Rybar

VULCAN PAVILION ------------HANDLES & GUARDS with Joseph Keeslar

CLASSROOM----------------------INTERFRAME FOLDERS with Melvin Pardue

SHED #1-----------------------------HANDS ON SCRIMSHAW with Mary Bailey

SHED #2-----------------------------LEATHER WORK with Kenny Rowe

HANDS ON ENGRAVING with Billy Bates

GREEN COAL----------------------HANDS ON FORGING with Ken Durham

YOUTH FORGING----------------HANDS ON FORGING with Daniel Warren

 

5-7 DINNER

 

7-9 VULCAN PAVILION-------------CUTTING COMPETITION with B R Hughes &

James Batson

 

Bring a sharp knife with forged blade 10 inches or under & total length not over 15 inches.

Handle must be pinned with a wrist thong for safety.

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, 10 April 2010

 

Bring Auction Items to Auction Table in Circus Tent---------------------Show your Knives

Knife Show & Auction are Open to the Public

 

7 am HOOT N’ HOLLER--------------REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN starts

8-10 FORGE PAVILION ------------BOWIE KNIFE BLADE GRINDING with Jim Batson

VULCAN PAVILION ----------SLIP JOINT FOLDERS with Daniel Warren

CLASSROOM--------------------ABS KNIFE JUDGING with B R Hughes

SHED #1---------------------------HANDS ON SCRIMSHAW with Mary Bailey

SHED #2---------------------------HANDS ON LEATHER WORK with Kenny Rowe

HANDS ON ENGRAVING with Billy Bates

GREEN COAL--------------------HANDS ON FORGING with Harry Brock

YOUTH FORGING--------------HANDS ON FORGING with Raymond Head

 

10-11:30 FORGE PAVILION -------------DAMASCUS STEEL with Raymond Rybar

VULCAN PAVILION ----------OLD TIMEY KNIFE MAKING with Mickey Wise

CLASSROOM--------------------HANDLES & GUARDS with Joseph Keeslar

SHED #1---------------------------HANDS ON SCRIMSHAW with Mary Bailey

SHED #2---------------------------HANDS ON LEATHER WORK with Kenny Rowe

HANDS ON ENGRAVING with Billy Bates

GREEN COAL--------------------HANDS ON FORGING with Daniel Warren

YOUTH FORGING--------------HANDS ON FORGING with Ken Durham

 

11:45 FIELD BEHIND VULCAN------ANVIL SHOOT by Tim Ryan

 

 

12 LUNCH

 

1 RAILROAD SPIKE KNIFE JUDGING

1-3:30 KNIFE SHOW & EXHIBITION with all

4-6:30 AUCTION with Auctioneer Col Tim Ryan

 

 

-------------- AUCTION ITEMS DONATED by ATTENDEES ------

All Donations are tax deductible. PROCEEDS GO TO the Alabama Forge Council Building Fund.

 

 

-------Planned Alabama Forge Council Buildings-----------

Forge Pavilion storage area addition AFC cost -$1,000, New Green Coal Forging Pavilion AFC cost -$6,000 to $7,000 & New Pavilion like the Forge Pavilion estimated AFC cost -$20,000 to $21,000.

All Donations to the AFC Building Fund are appreciated.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, 11 April 2010

 

8-10 FORGE PAVILION ---------------DAMASCUS STEEL with Raymond Rybar

VULCAN PAVILION ------------BLADE GRINDING with Bill Wiggins

CLASSROOM----------------------SILVER WIRE INLAY with Ron Claiborne

SHED #1-----------------------------HANDS ON SCRIMSHAW with Mary Bailey

SHED #2-----------------------------HANDS ON LEATHER WORK with Kenny Rowe

HANDS ON ENGRAVING with Billy Bates

 

10-12 FORGE PAVILION----------------HEAT TREATING with Jim Batson

VULCAN PAVILION ------------ JIGS & FIXTURES with Alex Daniels

CLASSROOM---------------------- SLIP JOINT FOLDERS with Daniel Warren

 

 

HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY HOME

&

GOD BLESS

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Given a average speed of 1.5mph, and assuming 12 hours rest per day; How long should it take me to walk from Tuttle Oklahoma to this event? :P

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Yay, I get to go!! Just finished the knife thats paying for my fee.

 

Who else is gonna be there? We should plan a get together for forum members.

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