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Hello From Lloydminster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tyweaver, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. tyweaver

    tyweaver New Member

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    Been interested in knifemaking for awhile now. After watching tutorials and browsing forums for the past 6 months I am finally taking the plunge. Picked up some 1084 steel and currently gathering what I need to make my first knife by hand. If it goes well and I enjoy it (Im sure I will) I will be looking for a belt sander.
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, pretty soon this will be the Alberta knife maker forum :roflmao
     
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  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Welcome to the forum!
    If you have any questions, please let us know.

    Dan
     
  4. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    Welcome aboard! Lots of us newbies here!

    You say that like it's a bad thing :p
     
  5. tyweaver

    tyweaver New Member

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    Hey quick question, I noticed you're from Edmonton area. I frequent Edmonton pretty often (girlfriend goes to school there) any suggestions on shops for supplies? I still need to find some stabilized wood for the scales, and might be interested in some liners as well. Could always order online but wouldn't mind taking a look in person.

    Thanks for making me feel welcome!
     
  6. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    I think all the Edmonton area guys will point you to CKS (knifemaker.ca) Metal Supermarkets doesn't have much for blade steel, but they do have O1.

    I've been putting together an order from CKS for some 1084. I picked up a pretty good array of files from the hardware store to augment the stuff I already have on hand for my minor bubba gunsmithing work. Ditto with the clamps.

    I really don't think there's anything knifemaking specific in Edmonton, but I could be wrong. I'm sure some of the other local guys will chime in.
     
  7. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    Yep, CKS is the spot to get your stuff. He's in Alberta, and what you order is what you get. With our dollar right now, I wouldn't order sousaphone from USA. They are super fast with shipping and very easy to deal with
     
  8. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    iPhone autocorrect anything to "sousaphone". Is that even a word? Lol
     
  9. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  10. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Hahaha, that's the second time I recall the word sousaphone being auto-inserted.
    John Philip Sousa was to the sousaphone as Adolph Sax was to the saxophone. We can kinda guess which guy won in terms of popularity. LOL
     
  11. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    Welcome!
     
  12. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    It's a type of tuba. Better suited for Marching bands than a regular tuba. Google is your friend :)
     
  13. LeclairKnives

    LeclairKnives Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  14. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to CKM Ty. I'm guessing you're from the Alberta side of Lloyd? That's okay. You can stay anyway.:)

    Like the others, I'd say talk to Rob and Marilyn at knifemaker.ca.
     
  15. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Hey Tyweaver, let me add my welcome to the others. And, yes, Canadian Knifemaker Supply (CKS), run by Rob and Marilyn Ridley near Sundre, Alberta, is where a lot of us go for our knifemaking supplies. Great online store and great service.

    Jim T
     
  16. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    And don't be afraid to email them. Sometimes they have stuff available that's not in the online store.
     

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