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I have been away from the forum for a bit but I just wanted to pop in with some news. Many of you know of him as "Fluffy", but Daniel Watson has passed away. 

Some of you know that he was the first person to ever teach me the Art and Craft. I left for many reasons... if any of you have known him you most certainly understand why. But I find myself very mixed about this. 

I do believe though... whether you loved him or saw him for who he really was, he did make some good blades... and he certainly gave me a fire for this Art, even if that fire was all out of spite for him. Sometimes the worst things to happen to us in life can open up doors we never thought possible, and become something that drives us to change for the better.

The fundamental cause of trouble is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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Welcome back, sir, and I do understand the mixed feelings.  I did not wish him ill, but I must say I'm happy I won't be threatened with lawsuits for patent infringement on alloy banding in S7 any more. 

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I have to say that I never met him. I only heard the stories. As with most stories, I took them with a pound of salt. 

If he lit that fire in you and others, at least he accomplished some good in the time he spent.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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20 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Welcome back, sir, and I do understand the mixed feelings.  I did not wish him ill, but I must say I'm happy I won't be threatened with lawsuits for patent infringement on alloy banding in S7 any more. 

Yeah... he was really a narcissistic bully. Granted, I have met others in  this craft who are more like him than they care to admit. 

But one thing is, this site has done more to educate and encourage me than Daniel ever did in my time with him. So for me it's all the smiths and makers here I really own my gratitude to. Community is stronger than an individual. 

Btw... I like the changes this site has gone through so I hope to be posting more. Looking forward to being in this community again.

 

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The fundamental cause of trouble is that the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt. -Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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1 minute ago, grpaavola said:

I hope to be posting more. Looking forward to being in this community again.

Excellent! You bring much to the table and your presence would be welcome again.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

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8 hours ago, Joshua States said:

Excellent! You bring much to the table and your presence would be welcome again.

That means a lot to me. You know your work has inspired me for a long time now. I still don't feel anywhere close to the level many are here... but the encouragement from yourself and so many in this community makes a world of difference. Thank you. 

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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