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Not A Knifemaker Per Se, Edmonton Area

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jonliss, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. jonliss

    jonliss Active Member

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    Hello,

    I am a novice Straight Razor maker from Beaumont. At this point, I have a grand total of 1 razor finished, but I have caught the bug. In addition to razors, I hope to get into kitchen knives as well, as cooking is my other joy. I will be taking one of Ed Storch's classes this summer, and hope to get into one of Shawn Cunningham's at NAIT at some point.
     
  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I've been wanting to make a straight razor for a while now but haven't gotten to it yet. Can't wait to see some pics.
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Jonliss,

    Welcome to the forum. I am in Leduc County, about 15 minutes from Beaumont (depending on how fast you drive). If you wanted to stop by, drop me a note.

    Dan
     
  4. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Welcome Jonliss! Always nice to have another member join the Forum. If you want to rub shoulders with a big group of fun knifemakers (we're all fun, aren't we?), come out to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin this fall. The Metal Art Show and Sale on the weekend of September 19 and 20 will feature a whole bunch of custom knifemakers with their displays of knives, swords, hawks and other sharp things.

    Ed Storch is a regular at this show...

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    as is Shawn Cunningham...

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    Both have had displays at the Metal Art Show and Sale since it started in 2012. They'll both be here again this September, too, along with a bunch of blacksmith artists, metal sculptors, jewelry makers, metal engravers and others who use metal as the primary medium in their art work.

    Yes, I'm shamelessly endorsing this event because I'm the one who puts it together. I'm hoping it gradually evolves into a custom knife show. So far, so good!

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    Diane and Roger Hatt of Hatt Custom Knives...

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    Knifemakers Larry Strandquist (foreground) and Cal Heinrich (background)...

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    From left to right, knifemakers Morris Nesdole, Clare Broeksma and Wayne Hamilton...

    My pictures aren't the best, but it'll give you and idea of what the Metal Art Show and Sale looks like and some of the knifemakers who show up. I'm looking forward to catching up with all of them again this fall if not sooner!

    Jim T
     
  5. jonliss

    jonliss Active Member

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    Thanks for the welcome, guys. Dan, I may take you up on that in the future. And i will try my best to make it down for the show, Jim.
     
  6. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    It'll take you about 35 minutes to drive from Beaumont to Wetaskiwin, Jonliss. Actually, one of my staff lives in Beaumont. Maybe you guys could carpool that weekend. :D

    Jim T
     
  7. jonliss

    jonliss Active Member

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    I was going to upload some pics, but it looks like they can't be uploaded directly from my phone.
     
  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Yes, you need to send them to a place on the web and then link them here. Places like Photobucket, Flickr, Google Drive etc. seem to work okay.

    Dan
     

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