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2022 KITH signup thread


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Looks like this year's theme is bladesmithing related tools.  Anything related to making blades, handles, or sheaths is fair game.  Just try to keep with the spirit of the KITH and push yourself outside of your traditional boundaries.  Preliminary due date of September 30th.  Add your name to the list below if you plan on participating.  I know I'm looking forward to seeing the WIP threads.

1.  Alex Middleton 

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes

 

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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OK, I'll see if I can get my hind end into the shop this year!

 

1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

-Brian

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

7. Eric Morgan

 

Not sure what to make yet, but I want in!

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

7. Eric Morgan

8. Don Abbott

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18 minutes ago, Don Abbott said:

1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

7. Eric Morgan

8. Don Abbott

9. Doug Webster 

 

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

7. Eric Morgan

8. Don Abbott

9. Doug Webster 

10. Alan Longmire

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

7. Eric Morgan

8. Don Abbott

9. Doug Webster 

10. Alan Longmire

11. Ted Stocksdale

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

7. Eric Morgan

8. Don Abbott

9. Doug Webster 

10. Alan Longmire

11. Ted Stocksdale

12. Chiyo Razi

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It's what I voted for, so I guess I'll join in this year!

1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

7. Eric Morgan

8. Don Abbott

9. Doug Webster 

10. Alan Longmire

11. Ted Stocksdale

12. Chiyo Razi

13. Joshua States

“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

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3.  Francis Gastellu

4.  Geoff Keyes
5. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

6. Brian Dougherty

7. Eric Morgan

8. Don Abbott

9. Doug Webster 

10. Alan Longmire

11. Ted Stocksdale

12. Chiyo Razi

13. Joshua States

14. Bruno

 

Good excuse to get more forging in.   So many options...   Maybe we can start an idea thread ?  For those undecided on what to make...

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8 hours ago, Bruno said:

Maybe we can start an idea thread ?  For those undecided on what to make...

Go ahead and start one up. The first few WIP threads usually provide a bunch of ideas, though. So stay tuned as folks start making stuff.

“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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  • 2 weeks later...

I apologize, things have changed and in just a few months, I wont have a shop until I'm able to rebuild one overseas, which will take a long while. I don't think it'd be fair to participate if my contribution was a rush job so I'm going to have to remove my name. I'm really sorry I won't participate, I was looking forward to this very much (my plan was to make wrought iron dividers with a little bit of engraving and inlay, maybe i'll still do that at some point).

 

I'm sure that once I see the tools you all make, I'll be even more bummed that I don't get to own one of them. Ugh :(

 

1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3. Geoff Keyes
4. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

5. Brian Dougherty

6. Eric Morgan

7. Don Abbott

8. Doug Webster 

9. Alan Longmire

10. Ted Stocksdale

11. Chiyo Razi

12. Joshua States

13. Bruno

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Gentlemen, I am going to go ahead and respectfully bow out of this one.

 

I refuse to rush anything I would present to this group, and I've let my "to do" list get the better of me.

 

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3. Geoff Keyes
4. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

5. Brian Dougherty

6. Eric Morgan

7. Doug Webster 

8. Alan Longmire

9. Ted Stocksdale

10. Chiyo Razi

11. Joshua States

12. Bruno
13. Robert D

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Yeah, I think I'm going to have to withdraw as well.  Had a giant oak fall in the yard yesterday, which has eliminated any free time I will have for the next few weeks.  :(

 

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1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3. Geoff Keyes
4. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

5. Brian Dougherty

6. Eric Morgan

7. Doug Webster 

8. Ted Stocksdale

9. Chiyo Razi

10. Joshua States

11. Bruno
12. Robert D

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20 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

Had a giant oak fall in the yard yesterday,

Opportunity knocks......

“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

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

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

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1 hour ago, Joshua States said:

Opportunity knocks......

 

Oh, there's gonna be some quartersawn boards.  And handle staves.  But mostly firewood.  65 feet tall and 4 1/2 feet at the stump...  :ph34r:

 

Took out the electricity and cable, just got broadband back today.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Sorry Guys.  Hate to do this for the second year in a row.  I have to bow out.  Been busy fighting off the world coming apart around me.  Throwing every thing I got at it.   Those poor unfinished and now rusted blades after the monsoons, might just rust away before I can get to them again...

 

:(

 

Amended List.

 

1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3. Geoff Keyes
4. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

5. Brian Dougherty

6. Eric Morgan

7. Doug Webster 

8. Ted Stocksdale

9. Chiyo Razi

10. Joshua States
11. Robert D

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Sorry to pile on the leaving train, but my wife had to have back surgery, and so I'm having to do everything around the house and work to keep the bills paid, so I don't think I'll be able to complete my project I'd intended to for the KITH. Which really sucks, because I was excited to participate.

 

1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3. Geoff Keyes
4. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

5. Brian Dougherty

6. Doug Webster 

7. Ted Stocksdale

8. Chiyo Razi

9. Joshua States
10. Robert D

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Same here, found myself moving the better part of 1000 miles for work. It's temporary, but I probably won't be back in time to finish my project.

 

1.  Alex Middleton 
2. Jaron Martindale

3. Geoff Keyes
4. Aiden Carley-Clopton 

5. Brian Dougherty

6. Doug Webster 

7. Ted Stocksdale

8. Joshua States
9. Robert D

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So the list is down to 9 people, there's 4 days left until the due date, and only 6 people have started build threads, with 5 showing progress.

Who needs more time to do this?

“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

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

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

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