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Greetings From Calgary

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yamroll, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Yamroll

    Yamroll New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Relatively green hobbyist knifemaker from Calgary here. Getting back into knife making after a couple years off and thought I'd sign up.

    This week I'm building a new propane forge, retiring my old beast of a charcoal one. Thinking I'll post a build along of what I do if anyone is interested.

    My other hobbies include woodworking (electric guitars, mostly) and photography, so I'm hoping to incorporate my knowledge from those endeavours into my knives.

    Looking forward to getting to know everyone,

    Yamroll
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Photography skills are handy, not so sure about a knife you can play a tune on? of course could be fun around a camp fire
     
  3. Yamroll

    Yamroll New Member

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    Hah, right you are. I was thinking more along the lines of handles and scabbards from hardwood.
     
  4. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Definitely post a WIP of your forge build. We are always interested in seeing everyone's ideas and we can throw in advice if needed. Photography is a handy thing to be into with knifemaking since you want to show off what you made. I think there is at least 2 others here that make guitars.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Welcome Yamroll,

    Always good to have another Albertan on the forum. I don't make guitars, but love to play and have rebuilt a few. Let us know how it goes with the forge.

    Dan
     
  6. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Active Member

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    Welcome sir! I too, am a newbie to the forum and in the Calgary region. Everyone here has been very receptive and helpful!
     
  7. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Quite a few of us Albertans on this forum. I'm in Wetaskiwin. Welcome Yamroll!
     
  8. Yamroll

    Yamroll New Member

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    Thanks guys,

    I'll be sure to post a detailed build-along for the forge. Just waiting on some ITC-100 to arrive, but I'm starting the structure tomorrow.

    Also forgot to mention, but my girlfriend was a jeweller before going to grad school, so I'm hoping to put her to work on some of my stuff once my blade smithing merits fancier embellishments
     
  9. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  10. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    welcome. Cant wait to see the forge. Good luck
     

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