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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ray Oliver, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Ray Oliver

    Ray Oliver New Member

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    Hello,

    I've been collecting a few books over the last 2-3 years. Flipped through a couple of them but I am definitely a hands on learner compared to a book learner, to start at least. Is there anyone out there that that does lessons or would be interested in doing some lessons? It would definitely get me moving much faster.
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome to Sask Knifemakers Ray. Glad to have you.

    I'm not sure about S'toon, but there are some folks around who can offer some help. Can you tell us a little more about what you're looking to get into? Are you looking for help in forging or stock removal? Fixed knives or folders?
     
  3. Ray Oliver

    Ray Oliver New Member

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    My plan was to get into the fixed stock removal. I thought that would be the simplest start for me. Eventually I would like to get into folding and forging. Primarily focusing on the fixed stock removal, unless I should look at starting else where?

    I've talked to a few guys that had been selling there knives at various shows but they haven't been too receptive or proactive in helping. I don't know if they feel threatened by the idea or what? I really don't have a hobby of sorts and this is something that I feel I would like to do. Making knives for friends and family as gifts.
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    I think starting out with stock removal is a good choice. It requires the least amount of tools and you'll develop all the skills for designing, shaping, and fit and finish. Later, if you decide you'd like to get into forging, you can add the tools and learn the skills you need for that.

    I know a couple people in Regina who I think would be happy to show you around their shops and give you some pointers. I don't know about Saskatoon; maybe one of the folks on here knows someone who can get you started.

    In lieu of that, use us as a resource. We've just started a Beginner's Knifemaking section. You can post any questions you have there and we'll do our best to answer them as well as show you how to get things done.

    We're hoping to (soon) have a tutorial series that covers the whole process of making a fixed knife from design to finish, if we can get some of the fixed knife makers here to help out.
     
  5. Ray Oliver

    Ray Oliver New Member

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    Thanks for all the help. I am just in the middle of my second session of trade school. I've done two sessions back to back and may be able to do the 3rd right after this one. I will attempt to organize my world and hopefully something will be able to line up. I'll be in touch.

    Mike
     

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