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Time To Get These Paper Pushing Hands Dirty...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mike Canuck, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Mike Canuck

    Mike Canuck New Member

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    I’ve been reading and watching a lot regarding knife making the last several years. My time has usually been taken up with family, work or schooling of some type, so I have been unable to take the plunge, even though, I have all the basic tools to get me started.

    As I am a supervisor in an office setting, it doesn’t allow me to do the two things that bladesmithing or knife making offer - being creative and being physical to complete the project. There is a satisfaction of seeing the tanglible results of your work, something that you don’t see in an office environment.

    So, I thank all of you in advance for my answering my questions. Hopefully I don’t test your patience too much.

    Regards,


    Mike Canuck
     
  2. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Have fun at it . It can be a blast and the end result very rewarding .
    All the best in your knife making.
     
  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Good luck Mike. Have fun. It's fun, rewarding, can be frustrating and it's a great outlet. I sit on my butt all day staring at screens. I needed something to draw me out to the shop regularly. Knife making has led me to so many interests (other than making knives). Tool making, wood carving, leather work (i really suck at this), more woodwork ( i am a woodworker now), kydex stuff... on and on. It never ends : ) Plus let's not forget, the extensive training you get sanding metal. This could be the funnest part of it all : )
     
  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    It’s an obsessive hobby (profession for the lucky ones). I really do hope that you find the time to at least make yourself your first knife, it’ll either be a case of ‘itch successfully scratched,’ or you’re going to fall down the rabbit hole like the rest of us did...either way whenever you stop by here you’ll be in good company...

    Welcome Mike.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Hi Mike. Welcome to the forum.
     

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