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I'm off to the great Pacific North Wet tomorrow at 6:22 am for this bi-annual confernce. I can't wait (to sleep so I can wake up at the butt-crack of dawn) Anyhow, I'm taking my camera and will have access to internet so I can keep up with what's going on :D

 

Is anyone else going by the way? I'd like to meet some people on here... always good to put a [real] face and voice to the text B)

Bob O

 

"When I raise my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who haze me. Oh, Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy saints."

 

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I'm off to the great Pacific North Wet tomorrow at 6:22 am for this bi-annual confernce. I can't wait (to sleep so I can wake up at the butt-crack of dawn) Anyhow, I'm taking my camera and will have access to internet so I can keep up with what's going on :D

 

Is anyone else going by the way? I'd like to meet some people on here... always good to put a [real] face and voice to the text B)

 

Bob:

I will be observing the Japanese sword making demos most of the time.

Just look for an old guy with brown shoes and a green backpack.

Jan

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Sounds good Jan, I'm bringing my poker-table fighter-bowie. I can't find my stones so it isn't sharp (I think they've been moved to South Carolina with out me :o ) I also hope there aren't more than just one old guy with brown shoes and a green backpack. ^_^

Bob O

 

"When I raise my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who haze me. Oh, Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy saints."

 

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Well, I met Jan today after Yoshihara's demonstration of coating the blade with clay. He showed me the results of a few smelts he's done. I also got to see a couple of pieces of REAL tahamagane. It was some very cool stuff. Then at 9:30 after it got dark, Yoshihara hardened the blade he had coated earlier in the day. I was surprised at how fast the blade was heated up. I wish I had gotten pictures of the forge set up. It was pretty simply made from firebricks with a layer of charcoal fines on the bottom. I'll say this though, the hardest part of this whole experience is the fact that it's been 2 days and I still have to take a nap after lunch because I'm waking up 3 hours ahead of what I should be :wacko: Anyway, having a good time out here on the west coast now that the weather has warmed up a bit B)

Bob O

 

"When I raise my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who haze me. Oh, Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy saints."

 

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Daryl, unfortunately, I didn't get too many pictures. Plus, I wasn't allowed in the Beer Garden... something about being 21 :P Once I get to my camera I'll post what pictures I have.

Bob O

 

"When I raise my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who haze me. Oh, Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy saints."

 

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