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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shadman, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. shadman

    shadman Member

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    nice to see asite on home soil about knifemaking-i didn't know there was that many of us across canada.i am new to the internet idea but have been making knives for about 30 years now.I got started as a young pup by my grandfather and father who were general blacksmiths and wouldn't buy me all the knives i wanted.I currently make older style knives-some forged some not and dabble with miniatures and swords now and again.have made some folders but not really my forte
     
  2. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Welcome, shadman, glad you found us. You'll make a great addition here, as it seems you're just the opposite of me. I'm old to computers and the internet, but still a learner when it comes to making knives.

    I look forward to you sharing some of your work and years of experience with us.
     
  3. shadman

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    some beautiful knives being made out there-the more i look around the more i realize i maybe able to make a knife but can't take a picture worth 2 cents-any suggestions?I love the diversity of makers here -people kike myself willing to try to make a blade out of just about everything possible.especially love the posts about forging ball bearings as i just about burnt my shed down andshot my dog with a red hot ball in my first attempts.
     
  4. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    That's a good point. We've got a few threads on photography scattered here and there, like this one. However, since good pictures are so important, both for showing off your knives and for illustrating a technique or problem, I think I'll gather them together into their own section.
     
  5. BigUglyMan

    BigUglyMan Active Member

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    Find a kid to help. Leave the photo hosting and taking to some youngster (think 19 year old photo student from the community college) and you just concentrate on the knifemaking.
     
  6. shadman

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    thats a good idea if only i could find a 19 year old kid good with a camera that would concentrate for 5 minutes before getting bored or wanting a raise ;p
     
  7. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Taking good pictures of your knives isn't hard. It just takes a little knowledge and technique. My advice is to take a few (digital photos cost nothing) and post a couple in our Photography section. We can take a look and offer suggestions to help.
     
  8. shadman

    shadman Member

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    how do i post a picture?remember i am not very computer friendly
     
  9. shadman

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    i tried your advice with photo buckett-tell me if it worked
     

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