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Sept. 29 - Oct.1

Looks like I'll be reloading my program from last year which I had to cancel because of the dreaded wild parsnip (seriously)  Wild Parsnip Caution

So I'll give a slide-talk :  Opening to the Far-Green: Imagination and the creative process  

and a demo: Cold Forming Copper Fittings Using Uchidashi

Tim should be announcing the rest of the program soon, but I wanted to get the dates up here ASAP. Hope a lot of you can make it. Always a good time.

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I would love to come along but think I will be making the sword year a reocuring theme, hopefully see you there in 3 years.

 

forging soul in to steel

 

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4 hours ago, Jim Kelso said:

Wild Parsnip Caution

Ouch!

"The way we win matters" (Ender Wiggins) Orson Scott Card

 

Nos, qui libertate donati sumus, nes cimus quid constet.

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21 hours ago, owen bush said:

I would love to come along but think I will be making the sword year a reocuring theme, hopefully see you there in 3 years.

 

I was sorely vexed to miss you guys last year...

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I was told a while ago that this is the lineup. Haven't got the official announcement.

So far we have:
 
Tim Wright
Kevin Cashen
Sam Salvati
Justin Mercier
Rick Barrett
Jim Kelso
Josiah Boomershine (maybe)
Tim Zowada (Maybe)
Plus a couple more...
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I'll post a link to the registration asap:

Schedule:

Friday, September 29

After 2:00 PM! Arrive at Ashokan, registration, unload gear.

4:00-5:00            Set-up forging areas                                                                                                            Pavilion and Tent

5:00-6:00            Happy Hour Open Bar                                                                                                                        Lobby

6:00-7:00             Buffet Dinner

7:00-7:15             Introduction                                                                                                                                     Lecture

7:158:30             Viking Spears and Construction – Justin Mercier                                                                        Lecture

8:3012:00            Open Forge                                                                                                                                     Pavilion

 

Saturday, September 30

8:00 - 9:00             Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00             How to Make a Living as a Knife Maker Without Becoming a Weasel II – Kevin Cashen            Lecture                       

10:00 - 11:00             Blade Forging – Sam Salvati                                                                                                            Tent

11:00 - 12:00             Forge Welding – Justin Mercier                                                                                                            Tent

12:00 - 1:00             Opening to the Far-Green: Imagination and the Creative Process – Jim Kelso                                    Lecture

1:00 - 2:00             Lunch

2:00 - 3:00             Fundamentals of Mechanical Accuracy – Tim Wright                                                                        Lecture

3:00 - 4:00             Hands On Class in Comparing Combat Knife Design – Bill McGrath                                                Tent

                        Learn  knife katas to see how form follows function.                                                                        Tent

4:00 - 5:00             How to Grind Forged Blades Like a Stock Remover – Kevin Cashen                                                Tent

5:00 - 6:00             Cold Forming Copper Fittings Using Uchidashi – Jim Kelso                                                            Lecture

6:00 - 7:00             Dinner           

7:00 - 8:00             Kitchen Knife Theory – Nick Rossi                                                                                                Lecture

8:00 - 9:00             Salt Bath Heat Treatment – Tim Zowada                                                                                    Pavilion

9:0012:00            Open Forge                                                                                                                                     Pavilion

 

Sunday, October 1

Check out of bunk areas before 9:00 AM!

8:00 - 9:00             Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00             Fitting Guards and Handles – Nick Rossi                                                                                    Lecture

10:00 12:00            Knife Display and Show                                                                                                             Dining Hall

12:00-1:00             Lunch

1:00-2:00            Pack-up and clean-up forging areas

2:00                        Departure

 

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I won't be able to make it this year....

:(

But I should be able to next!

to much family stuff going on.

-Gabriel

The fundamental cause of trouble is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher
follow me on Instagram @raggedravenforge

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On 7/29/2017 at 4:47 PM, grpaavola said:

I won't be able to make it this year....

:(

But I should be able to next!

to much family stuff going on.

-Gabriel

...next thing you'll tell me is your appendix is trying to kill you,  you or something...

 

:D

 

wish you were going to be there, bud.

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On 7/17/2017 at 11:14 AM, Alan Longmire said:

Is Sam going to demo getting tasered in the ass again?  That would be worth the trip! :lol:

you bring that moonshine again and who knows what will get tasered this time!

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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I suppose i should ask Kelly or whoever else may know what type of forge I'll be doing the welding demo in at the "tent"  if its propane or coal =)  I'll be doing a tricky non-linear wolfstooth forge weld and i want to practice this month with the right fuel and make sure my tools and material are all set before hand =)  In theory it'll be easier to weld it in coal, but in my shop I mostly just use propane =)

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Justin "Tharkis" Mercier

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ZOMG so many things to do and catch up on, but I have a commitment that weekend. :(

 

Have fun, Jim, and everyone else!

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If the shirts havent been made yet........

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Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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On 8/31/2017 at 1:27 PM, Matt Gregory said:

...next thing you'll tell me is your appendix is trying to kill you,  you or something...

 

:D

 

wish you were going to be there, bud.

Now that my murderous, backstabbing, organ has been dealt with, I hope to at least start posting more on here. 

Sorry I been away! Anybody miss me?

-with every bullet so far I guess :lol:

-Gabriel

The fundamental cause of trouble is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher
follow me on Instagram @raggedravenforge

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Welcome back

"The way we win matters" (Ender Wiggins) Orson Scott Card

 

Nos, qui libertate donati sumus, nes cimus quid constet.

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On 9/15/2017 at 2:14 AM, Charles du Preez said:

Welcome back

Dude, SMH

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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