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Hammer-in Oct. 27th Connecticut...

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Mace, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Mace

    Mace

    Apr 8, 2003
    Hammer-in time!!! Oct. 27th 9-4 at the Guilford Art Center. Demos will be Blade forging with Mace Vitale J.S., Blade grinding with Andy Billipp, Fitting a knife guard with Dave Loukidis J.S. , Hand finishing blades with Mace Vitale J.S. , Bronze sword casting with Barbara Wechter, And blacksmithing demos and open forging.
    $25.- and includes Hot dog lunch. We will also do a raffle...donations for raffle greatly appreciated. All proceeds will go to tooling for the shop. Bring a friend and enjoy a day of smithing in New England!
     
  2. John Frankl

    John Frankl

    Oct 16, 2001
    Great to be back in New England. Will do my best to get there.
     
  3. David Loukides

    David Loukides KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 17, 2006
    Thank's For Posting This Mace,
    There is something for everybody at this Hammer in. It is also a great way to meet other Knife maker's and Blacksmith's.
    Mace If you are still looking for raffle I items I will put in at least 2 bars of 1/4" x 1.5" 5160.
    Sincerely,
    Dave
     
  4. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Will there be a rope-cut again this year??
     
  5. Mace

    Mace

    Apr 8, 2003
    Probably be some cuttin....
    If anyone is planning on coming by please let me know here.
    Thanks
    Mace
     
  6. mrp

    mrp

    47
    Feb 22, 2012
    Checking my schedule, hoping to be there!
     
  7. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I've put it on the calendar, probably a 60% chance I'll make it.
     
  8. William Schrade

    William Schrade

    528
    Jul 30, 2012
    You can put me down. Bringing my son too.
     
  9. Remyrw

    Remyrw

    Jun 17, 2010
    I really hope to be there this year. I can't be 100% sure yet but I think I will be free.
     
  10. Chris Meyer

    Chris Meyer Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    I plan on attending. Make sure it's warm and dry that day! :D
     
  11. Mace

    Mace

    Apr 8, 2003
    Can't wait to see you all Saturday!
    Mace
     
  12. Remyrw

    Remyrw

    Jun 17, 2010
    Not sure we'll get warm and dry, but it doesn't look TOO bad, maybe a little rain but not freezing cold or anything. I'll be there and may have a buddy coming.
     
  13. Varga Knives

    Varga Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2006
    Was planning to go and looking forward to it, even got the wife's ok, but it's my only day off and after a months long search for a drill press it looks like I'll be driving to LI to buy one on Saturday. Timing was never my strong suit.
     
  14. David Loukides

    David Loukides KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 17, 2006
    Looks like the Bad Weather will hold off till tomorrow.
    See you there.
    Dave
     
  15. Remyrw

    Remyrw

    Jun 17, 2010
    Well. I was making good time. Sitting in town fair tire. I will get there eventually though.
     
  16. Mace

    Mace

    Apr 8, 2003
    Well ...we had an awesome day! Beautiful weather ALL day!!! great demos(Thanks to you all for the help!) and a great hotdog lunch! Fun...fun! Pics soon!
    Mace
     
  17. John Frankl

    John Frankl

    Oct 16, 2001
    Sorry I missed it:( Tied up in Boston.
     
  18. Remyrw

    Remyrw

    Jun 17, 2010
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    David, that barrel I couldn't remember the maker for? It's just marked J. Kusky. No other info, not even caliber or proof marks. Since it was a completely custom rifle built on a sako short action I wouldn't be surprised if the barrel was specifically made for my grandfather. I can't find any info on J. Kusky so I'm not sure if that's the barrel maker, gunsmith who did the rifle build or what. That rifle came in 2nd in Light Varmint class in 1961 for the American Benchrest Association championship match. Ed Shilen came in first by about 7/1000". Now I'm curious about the barrel.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012

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