Rick's Eastern Rendezvous ~~ Hampton, TN ~~ May 11-15, 2016

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  1. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Outstanding. I wasn't sure if this would be a boom or bust. Let me work up a schedule and prices and I'll post a list.
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  2. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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    I would think the area that we built Big Wheels, last year would be a fine spot.

    If not there then just to the high side of the wood rack.

    check with Chris, he should just need a level spot to place Forge, anvil, quenching tub.

    20x20 will give him walk about room.


    Moran corner would make a good spot as well.
  3. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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    Fools with Tools.

    Skyclad need not apply we have witnessed his thinkin skills with hot metal.:jack
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  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    alright, if you don't mind it close to the fire pit, lets put it in front of he horse barn, that way we got the deck near the lodge for napping during the day :D
  5. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    You guys are awesome. Thank you.
  6. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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    I can nap thru a mortar report...

    So a hammer on steel is not gonna disturb my nap, rhythm of the hammer will only make it better.


    Yinz people need to harden up.:D


  7. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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    Chris,

    To offer your teaching/instruction of such an art...

    That is what is awesome my brother, Thanks.

    Your apprentice

    weave
  8. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Feel free to link this near the front of the thread if you like...

    KNIFE-MAKING WITH SMITHY

    Who doesn't like hot metal? Who doesn't like being told to "get it hot and hit it?" Your friendly neighborhood bladesmith, aka Smithy, aka The Tidewater Forge (or just "Chris" to his friends) will offer 8 slots over two days of this year's RDV. First-come, first-served, pay to play, free to watch. $50 cash or check gets you 6 hours of hands-on instruction in the forging of steel to make a useful knife using basic hand tools. The knife is a modern interpretation of an ancient design, today commonly called a Viking Women's Knife, or "La Tene Messerchen" whose design and utility pre-date the Vikings by several hundred years.

    Students will forge their steel, hammer the blade to almost finished dimensions, use a file to clean up the details, harden and temper their blades, and then sharpen them by hand the way our ancestors did. At the end of the day you get to take home a useful tool you made with your own hands, and a glimpse into the magic of alchemy as you learn about what happens inside a piece of steel as it's heated, hammered, and cooled.

    Thursday, May 12
    Noon - 6pm

    Saturday, May 14
    Noon - 6pm


    I'm not going to try to manage a list online ahead of time, so registration will be in-person on-site, cash or check. Four students each running, first to pay secures the slot. I'll have a whiteboard or something on hand to keep track of who's in and when. Eye and ear protection, gloves, steel, and tools provided. I suggest not wearing nylon or other flammable or meltable clothing. When hot steel goes flying, it usually goes down, and sometimes bounces, so pants (jeans) and closed-toe shoes are a good idea.

    Spectators and photography welcome, as long as the students have enough room to work. We'll set up a few pose moments where the work isn't critical but a good photo op can be had.

    I will likely be forging other times as well, but that's all just for show. This is school, if you're up for that sort of thing. See you there.

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  9. Laconic

    Laconic Berserker Nativist

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    Yeah, I really didn't want it right outside my window. :lol3
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  10. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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    Hey,

    That was my plan all along....


    Evil I am.



    Someone said that ibx was rooming with ya,
    Put it right outside of bob257 and ibx's window...I am thinkin.

    Serve those bastages right.


    Blow the moths out of your wallet...Bob

    $50 couldn't be better spent
  11. Rapid_Roy

    Rapid_Roy Rachael's Dad Supporter

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    I would love to get involved in smithing, but my family will be there. That knife is cool as hell though. I'll be watching.
  12. Laconic

    Laconic Berserker Nativist

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    No can do, gotta run cheap this year...
  13. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD! Super Supporter

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    I is happy to foot ya...
    Market will come back
  14. redone

    redone That Guy

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    I do. Seriously
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  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    we need to figure something out for you, since we can't park vans in the camping area.... got a tent???
  16. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Me too.......
  17. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged Supporter

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    Perhaps you could forge a couple of rubber knives. Wouldn't take too long. :D
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  18. Cigars&Scotch

    Cigars&Scotch My eyes are up here Supporter

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    Sign me up Smithy, that sounds great. As I have all new metal in both my knees, might as well learn how to work them.

    I will also help GS spot Rickie Bobbie. We need more Morans with access to fire and 41A Adapting tools
  19. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Like I said, sign the missus up. I can either paypal or square up there.

    I don't plan on leaving camp much this time around.
  20. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    No worries, I will be wearing gloves.

    The Elf and I are both interested in this.
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