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Anyone going to do the KITH this year?

“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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I may be able to participate this year if we have an extended deadline, but as of right now fire season has kicked on where I am so forging isn't in the cards for another few months.:(

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I'm interested, do we have a theme?

 

 

g

"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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I don't have time for a close deadline, personally.  Maybe if y'all decide to have the deadline around December 20?  I still may not have time to make something, but it's a thought...  Or even New Year's Day. That way shipping wouldn't be as hectic.

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I was thinking the other day about what kind of Theme could be good all things considered with the time crunch and what not: what about a Lost/Unfinished Project theme?

Pick something from that shelf you've never finished or weren't happy with the direction but felt like you could return to one day and finish it.  This might give a little grace by potentially having a forged/ground/maybe-heat-treated piece already and help push us to make our piles of "one-day-later" smaller:lol:

Of course if you don't have one of those shelves you can dig deep into a notebook of sketches or the recesses of thought and pull out something you've been putting off for "the right time".

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13 hours ago, Jaron Martindale said:

I was thinking the other day . .   what about a Lost/Unfinished Project theme?

I like this idea, and actually might be able to participate if this is the direction we go....

 

RIP Bear....be free!

 

as always

peace and love

billyO

 

 

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Jaron's idea would work well for me too.  I'm recovering from blade burn-out, but have a couple of projects that are half done I've been eyeballing as a way to get back into the swing.  I just need a little motivation to pick them up :)

 

-Brian

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I also have lots of unfinished pieces lying about, so that could be fun

g

"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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Could we have a "Lipstick on a Pig" category?:rolleyes:

I've got a few damascus blades that i was never really happy with for one reason or another.  We could take before and after pics, like a makeover.

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RIP Bear....be free!

 

as always

peace and love

billyO

 

 

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How about a Done/Almost Done and willing to trade?

Or a straight up tool trade? You have a tool you thought you needed, but just don't use and are willing to trade for another tool that will probably be ignored for the next few years.......

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

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A few years ago I attended one of Gary Mulkey's classes.  Prior to going, I realized that my hammer skills had vaporized since I had built my press and didn't forge much to shape by hand anymore.  I didn't want to look like schmuck in the class so I made these two blades to practice hammering closer to shape.  I have been eyeballing them as simple projects to finish up and get back into making.

 

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