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Pictures here! Pics from Trackrock Fall 2018

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by RobbieB, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Following up on @VANCE's earlier pictures of Lily making her knife...

    In the absence of shop machines to rough shape handles, @VANCE had to be the machine.
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  2. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    So Paul Brach was forging a sword, and lots of people wanted to contribute to the effort.

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    Remember a discussion not too long ago about Andy sticking his pinky finger out? Well, when he slings a hammer, his thumb goes up.
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  3. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
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    This the sword @Fiddleback has been making.
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    A coal forge.
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    I'm not sure if it's common for sparks to travel all the way around the belt and shoot back at the knife maker. Maybe just when @allen456 is grinding?
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  4. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks @RobbieB
    just providing the young'in with some guidance and fine tuning:)
     
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  5. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    @VANCE Do we have to start calling you "The Machine" now?

    Great pics, @RobbieB!
     
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  6. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 9, 2016
    Great pics!

    Here’s a pic comparing my D.Humpbacked to Andy’s

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    And here’s a little project I worked on. Thanks for the help @Fiddleback and @Rick Lowe Sorry for the out of focus

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  7. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 9, 2016
    next Trackrock Spring 2019 March 22-23
     
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  8. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    Great pics Rob. Whats better than Trackrock? Not much.
     
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  9. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nope.
     
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  10. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    These pics are great!!!
     
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  11. sw0596

    sw0596

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    Apr 24, 2009
    My first attendance to this event was on Friday. I will be back! I enjoyed it and meeting many of you very much. I now own a Cohutta Knife Baby Bearpen from the festival and have a Fiddleback Bushfinger ordered. Hooked!
     
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  12. Halfneck

    Halfneck Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Will this be happening again in March?
     
  13. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Yes, March 22-23. It’s twice a year.
     
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  14. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear Platinum Member

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    Apr 29, 2016
    One day I'll get the video edited! (Maybe)
     
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  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    the unwritten rules are, pics or it didn't happen.;)
     
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  16. sw0596

    sw0596

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    Apr 24, 2009
    See if this photo works, Cohutta BBP

    Oh well, can’t figure the photo posting out!
     
  17. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Great stuff folks!

    I need to make one of these.
     
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  18. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2015
    @RobbieB — thanks for starting this thread and taking some ‘action’ shots of my project at trackrock. Thank you @Fiddleback for turning me on to such a great group and @crex for the hospitality and invaluable instruction on saturday. You are as good as it gets.

    There are prob a dozen more folks I could shout out to; however, I should mention @Southern Gent, @Fiddleback Outpost, and @Cohutta for taking in a homeless brother.

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    Spring trackrock was my first hand-made sheath for the gpkw lunch box chef knife....and it took all day. This time i made my first knife out of a concrete wall form tie.....and it took all day, albeit 4 hrs to get the heat treat and tempering accomplished.

    Heating up the metal in carl’s forge.
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    A second wall tie below shows the before and after. There were a lot of steps between these two examples. Distal taper on the blade and tapered tang. Maybe I’ll finish it at trackrock next year?!
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    Traditional knife (and sword :eek:) photo shoot at days end.
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    My weekend went from this (Saturday morning at Trackrock)....
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    ....to this, the next day and entire week. Makes you appreciate the chattahoochee national forest!
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    Finally found time to reflect over a drink and fall trackrock acquisition — a hand-forged carl rechsteiner aka @crex blade/sheath. Cheers!
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  19. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Damn Jason, you bought that beauty
     
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  20. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Lilly and I doing some bamboo work. She's a fast learner.
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