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Knifemakers Guild App Accepted

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Fiddleback, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    My membership application has been accepted to the Knifemakers Guild! This is the first step. I am not even a probationary member until a board judges my knives and accepts them (hopefully) at next year's show in September. Then one year as a probationary member, show more knives and hope I have what it takes. I'm excited simply to have had my application accepted. I hope you are all ready for a helluva fun weekend in Louisville next September. Its a great venue. Gonna be a fun time! I'll need y'alls support for the show to be profitable! Start working on your lady friends!
  2. ErichM

    ErichM Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Congrats Andy on the start of a new journey! You have our support:thumbup:, closer drive for us.
  3. never too sharp

    never too sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    Congratulations, Andy! I hope it goes well for you. I continually see your work getting more recognition and appreciation.
  4. TooQuiet


    May 5, 2011
    Like I told you last week, they are fortunate to have you. Your work(both ethic and product) is impeccable. Congrats and hopefully I can make that show.
  5. JGON


    Mar 12, 2010
    Congratulations! Let's just be honest, they'd be idiots not to accept you...
  6. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Indeed. :D
  7. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    Great job. Just stay true to what you do best and you'll do fine.
  8. Kismet


    Jan 30, 2002
    You're already there.

    They just have to catch up with the recognition.

  9. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    congrats andy. and, good luck moving forward.
  10. geargeek

    geargeek Gold Member Gold Member

    May 31, 2010
    Congrats Andy, well deserved!
  11. maw

    maw Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 15, 2000
    Hi Andy,

    Outstanding news indeed! Please accept my heartfelt congratulations Andy. :) I am confident they will find you and your work an asset! You have a style all your own and have inspired many others to follow it. Louisville is much closer to me and I will try to attend next year. I do not think it needs to be said, but you have my full support Andy! :thumbup:

  12. pveiled


    Apr 26, 2012
    First steps are always big ones and certainly deserve celebration! It will be fun to watch you move through this process, Andy. Be sure to keep us up to date when you've got things to be excited about.

    To echo what many people here have already said, I'm sure you have more than "what it takes" to be a professionally certified Knifemaker and that you'll give everyone involved in the certification process a great show. I'm sure you'll learn many things along the way as well...as is the constant pleasure of life.

    Congratulations on formalizing your journey to become a Knifemaker. Your work is superb already, in my mind, and with more work the quality will likely continue to rise. Best wishes to everyone involved at Fiddleback Forge.
  13. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    Way to go, Andy! As I've said, your knives won't have any problem being accepted. Carl will be going to the show next year as a voting member, so it should be fun. Geez, seems like just yesterday you were getting your knives approved to join the Ga. Guild down in Statesboro, now look at ya!
  14. knutelut


    Jul 4, 2011
    Congratulations, I have no doubt that you will make it...
  15. gottahaveit27


    Aug 31, 2008
    Congratulations Andy! You are very deserving indeed!
  16. schmittie

    schmittie Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Congrats dude!!! It's all good. You are in for sure, no worries. If anything happens otherwise, can we stab them with our favorite knife??

  17. chainring

    chainring KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2008
    Congrats, Andy!
  18. in the flesh

    in the flesh

    Jul 11, 2010
    Good job! Not surprising in the least they accepted you.
  19. blood604


    Jul 25, 2012
    Fantastic news Andy! Glad to hear things are going I the right direction!
    I second what everyones been saying!!
    Beyond awesome work.
  20. pap11y


    Jul 4, 2012

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