Track Rock 2019

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by ndmiller, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Another great event! Got to watch paul brach forge and grind out some huge bowie style blades, then watch @Fiddleback shape the handle on one of them. And that @Bmurray chili though. @NOLA we missed the cobbler for sure. Bought some cool stuff from Pop’s Knife Supply booth and also had the privilege of looking over three @JBKnifeworks kitchen knives that were nearly finished. I have never seen such a clean and precise distal taper on a long thin blade w/ tall grind like that. Seriously considering one now.

    Big thank you to @Cohutta, @Fiddleback, and @crex for helping guide me through the knife making process again. I will finish that knife one of these days (years).

    Most importantly, the opportunity to hang with some of the best people on the planet is what it’s all about for me.

    BTW, did anyone hear who won the scott garrison knife giveaway drawing? :eek: :D What a great day!


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  2. Luca917


    Jan 10, 2016
    I swear my boys and I plan our year around Trackrock dates. This one was particularly memorable, especially for my youngest. Many thanks to everyone for a great weekend, and a special nod to the Georgia Knifemakers Guild, GoatnHammer, and the rest of the crew.

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  3. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Amazing pics @Luca917 ——you teaching photography now? Those images. And congrats to your son for having been awarded a very nice setup. What a proud moment on Saturday.
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  4. crex


    Oct 4, 2002
    Hey Tony, look more carefully at the recurve you got from me (black walnut with the tricked out sheath). Let me know when you see what's special about it. You've seen and handled enough of my knives you ought to be able to spot it.
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  5. crex


    Oct 4, 2002

    Jason rumor has it some guy from out of state rigged it so he could finally win something at Trackrock......don't know who that would be.
    Congrats, always good seeing you.
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  6. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    What's the dates for the fall hammer-in?
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  7. PolRoger

    PolRoger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    I always enjoy my daytrips to Trackrock! :thumbsup: Maybe in the Fall I'll be able to go up on a Friday?...


  8. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2015
    That's easy to spot. It's one of the few I've seen that Andy hadn't dropped on the ground and stepped on it.
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  9. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2015
    Really great to see everyone this weekend! Especially proud Madden made it to TR to forge his first knife. Already counting down the days to the fall event.

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  10. Luca917


    Jan 10, 2016
    Not announced yet. Should be nailed down by this next Friday.
  11. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Great event, Hammer-In, BBQ, Chili, time with friends.

    Things I learned at Trackrock 2019.

    #0.5 @VANCE, @NOLA and the other Trackrock missing, were missed.
    #1 You can fit 6 knives on a table or the entire Pops Knife Supply catalog.
    #2 Someone should have used the grinder to sand a wood scale on Saturday morning to clear space for Pops.
    #3 When comparing the worst employees in the service industry Ingles and McDonalds are tied for dead last. Who puts sweetener in sweet tea?
    #4 Office ice cream is $1 and freshly stocked.
    #5 There is never going to be a Trackrock shooting event, yet spent the entire time talking about guns and shooting again.
    #6 Something about midget hookers, horizontal fuel fires and a Scottish accent, which I completely forgot.
    #7 Tent sleeping in 30F weather sucks just about how you think it would. Hat's off to Mike for the heater for night #2.
    #8 Solo Bonfire.

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  12. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
  13. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Special thanks to three of my buddies for helping me out @ndmiller for shopping with me getting trackrock chilli supplies and helping me in the prep. Also to @PolRoger for filling in for @VANCE as my sous chef. Chili came out pretty damn good I think.

    Last but not least a good buddy who taught me some leather techniques and who gifted a beautiful sheath to Adam for his Cochuttie knife. Thank you Mr. @RLO for all you do for me
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  14. Luca917


    Jan 10, 2016
    I vaguely recall something about the midget hookers...
  15. Luca917


    Jan 10, 2016
    Could it be the double guard - looks like copper and brass? Or the tiny pin on the butt cap? Looked quickly tonight (without my glasses, so I can't see a damn thing). Will have to inspect in the morning when there's light and I have my old man supplies!
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  16. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    This beautiful piece by @crex was gifted to me by a very good friend Mr. @Luca917. This caught me a bit off guard and choked up, as no one has done this for me before. Thank you my friend for the gift and the kind words That came with it. This made my weekend and boy have I needed a lift this year.

  17. Luca917


    Jan 10, 2016
    What the hell are friends for if they can't laugh a lot with you, quite a bit at you, and occasionally remind you they like having you around.
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  18. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    Apr 29, 2016
    Inspired by @ndmiller...

    Things I learned at Trackrock 2019

    #1 It's not the same without @VANCE or @NOLA. Not only was there no cobbler, but there was extra beer left. Both were strange.
    #2 Old Fashioned's are the new official drink of Trackrock. @jaz322 is the official bartender for such.
    #3 Nothing that comes out of Andy's pants should ever go into anyone's mouth. Only bad things happen after that.
    #4 Gout is no fun to have...especially at Trackrock.
    #5 Pollen. Sucks.
    #6 @Luca917 continues to prove he is exceptionally generous...and an all around great human
    #7 @Bmurray makes an exceptional host for Fiddleback Friday Videos. Thanks for helping me out and showing us all how it's done. It was a Big Deal.
    #8 Wifi at Trackrock will cause you to miss deadlines when trying to upload videos. So will @Fiddleback influence and aforementioned Old Fashioned's.
    #9 @Cohutta always has fatwood in the back of his truck...and it WILL light charcoal effectively.
    #10 It's always good to see @RLO ... and he's far too kind and patient with gout-ridden, busy friends. (more on that soon)


    Click pic above to see @Bmurray's international debut
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  19. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002

    I need a Germanic SEAX based on this!!! Beautiful knife.
    Just beautiful.

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  20. Luca917


    Jan 10, 2016
    I'll get more pics of this for you asap.

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