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Joshua States

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Someone once said everybody gets 15 minutes of fame. My began with the latest issue of Blade magazine.

 

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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

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Well deserved Josh! B)

On a side note, sad reminder that several years ago I used to find scanned PDFs of Blade Magazine for download, really enjoyed them, but they dried up.

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Congratulations Joshua!

 

Well, here is mine from 2009, the article started as a handout for a demo at our local blacksmith guild. Here is a copy of the original hand out before my guild buddies encouraged me to submit it to a magazine, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rtY2DRefdY4WS8oHWtmMWYiPM1-9SaJP0OzEgepyZLA/edit?usp=sharing

 

Also blown away when a piece of my steel made the cover of Knives 2007 in a dagger made by my friend Stephen Vanderkolff. Kinda neat Larry Harley also had a piece on the same cover, since our shops were around 10 miles apart.

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Very nice Matt. Good for you. Would you mind if we put that document in this thread? I think it would make a valuable reference for folks starting out in pattern welding. Besides, it compliments that beautiful mosaic you put in there.

“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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Joshua, you are absolutely welcome to use it anyway you like, I would be honored. But it needs to be cleaned up. I noticed spaces everywhere they don't belong. No idea how that happened. This link seems to be less messy https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0DR5QhiRseTNjRjMTZjNjctZmE3Yy00ZDNhLWJiODMtOWM1OTYxNDQ2ZDA4/view?usp=share_link&resourcekey=0-1C6Nl6qHcOZrPgLX6M1uPg

 

Here is a link to another handout (for beginners) if someone wants to put it somewhere appropriate. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EY-g2LHluaSqawV9bf1PcbVyQyLY0hdU/view?usp=share_link

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Blade magazine August 2005.... Toast Cutter contest

 

I was a newbie making a few stock removal blades for fur trade era rendezvous and this contest started on Knife Network forum. Thought of a design and entered the contest,story here.. http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24127

There are still a few photos online of the other pieces made and I don't know if Coop still has the others.

 

 

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