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TRACKROCK Spring 2018

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by swonut, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. swonut

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

    Jan 1, 2007
    Just to chime in on what CREX says, it's about as family friendly as you can get. There's kids, there's youngsters, there's geezers, and on and on. If anyone is on the fence, then you need to come. You will absolutely learn more in a weekend than a years worth of you tube videos. You can ask questions, you can hammer steel, you can just sit there and sit, but I guarantee that you will have a great time. I mean how often can you ask a Master Smith how to make a tang or how he gets his wood to show such character (something about a chemical-- cupric blah blah blah), or ask Andy to show you how to grind a blade so it looks smooth and not like a Busse that you made on a CNC mill. You can watch Phillip execute a Fiddleback Friday and have Rick Lowe show you how to make a sheath. Ask Allen about spending time at the Loveless shop, see Forges made by guys that take it way too seriously and compare it to the one next to it made out of an old ammo can and some left over pipe fittings. Then when all that ends, you can walk up to the fire pit, probably bum dinner and dessert, and talk about whatever or whoever -- or not, you see, that's the beauty of the event, you can make it whatever you want.
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  2. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    Those are some great pics Swo.
     
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  3. crex

    crex

    714
    Oct 4, 2002
    Great pics my friend.....I know most of these desperadoes (heck, I know all of them). Just goes to show that we don't run it like a "Reality Show", you don't have to be attractive and/or half naked to participate.
     
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  4. crex

    crex

    714
    Oct 4, 2002
    Great pics my friend.....I know most of these desperadoes (heck, I know all of them). Just goes to show that we don't run it like a "Reality Show", you don't have to be attractive and/or half naked to participate.
     
  5. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    @crex there is always room for improvement...
     
  6. heat_treat

    heat_treat Gold Member Gold Member

    292
    Mar 25, 2015
    I was thinking...thank goodness. :eek:

    I am still trying to purge the mental image. ;)
     
  7. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    818
    Apr 3, 2015
    If there is anyone who has planned on coming or is still on the fence and either needs a campsite with power and water or would like to swap for the site they are already on I have reserved site #1, which is the closest to the barn. It's a spare I won't be using and is marked in green on the map.

    https://trackrock.com/campground-site-map/
     
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  8. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    353
    Feb 1, 2015
    PM incoming
     
  9. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I'm stoke to not have yellow jacket or fire ants this Trackrock. @Southern Gent wins the MacGyver pest trap for last one.
     
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  10. crex

    crex

    714
    Oct 4, 2002
    Just bumping it current getting really close.

    Also a note: Phone service is just one notch above non-existence at TR. Anyone trying to contact me after Wednesday the 21st will likely not be able to reach me. My texting function on my cell has crapped out, so even that won't work. You got ?'s better get them out now.
     
  11. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    Well, that explains why my texts aren't going through...
     
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  12. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    You never read your texts anyway. Didn’t know you even had a message app on your phone.
     
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  13. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe

    Jan 6, 2005
    His cell phone is just one jump above the shoe phone used in "Get Smart". Well...guess that tells how old I am, but at least my phone is brand new.
     
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  14. crex

    crex

    714
    Oct 4, 2002
    Really thinking I'm going to have to give up on rotary dial cell phones, but this one has held up to some serious abuse over the last 12 years. How can one argue with that? (Maxwell's got nothing on me, but he sure had a nice looking sidekick!)
     
  15. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    818
    Apr 3, 2015
    Carl, do you still keep those two old Campbell's soup cans attached by a string in the back of your truck?
     
  16. crex

    crex

    714
    Oct 4, 2002
    Naw, string rotted. Never got around to restringing. Wifey just uses rock salt in the ol' Iver Johnson double now (stings a bit, but no more than welding flux).
     
  17. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    My phone works if I'm standing next to that tree over to the right of the barn. I've got about a three-foot square that I can make a phone call in.
     
  18. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    324
    Jul 9, 2016
    ...and if you leave the charcoal back at the campsite. That stuff makes a great RF shield.
     
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  19. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear Platinum Member

    468
    Apr 29, 2016
    My memory is fuzzy these days...but I don't recall this going down like that.
     
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  20. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Yeah I remember a lot of charcoal lighter, rocks that were allegedly charcoal and everything else in the area almost catching fire. And some cobbler I would leave my family for.....but that's another story.
     

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