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howdy,

You would think I'm from Texas with a greeting like that but I'm from Missouri. I do have a Texas story though. Back in the 80s my wife and I lived in San Antoino for a few months. While wandering through a mall I happened onto a retail knife shop. I was awestruck by the workmanship (and price) of the custom knives that they had for sale. They also had a how to book collection. The first book that I bought was The Art of Knifemaking.
I bought a new rockwell 1X42 belt sander and some 440C and started grinding.
I made a few knives. Then other things were put on the priority list above knifemaking (moving back to Missouri, kids, new job, ect, ect. My love for making knives was put aside.
Well the kids are grown, the wife works nights and I needed somthing to do. Knife making is the perfect outlet. I picked it back up about 8 months ago.
I do have a day job as a telecommunications engineer and don't plan on leaving it soon (one never knows with the layoffs that are happining now) but I would love to be a fulltime knife maker.
Maby I'll win the lottery. :D
This gives me an idea for a new thread.......

Joe Foster
Windsor, Missouri
 

Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

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Hello,I'm Stacy Apelt,a goldsmith in Norfolk,Va. (Hey,Oljoe,My clan hails from the Ozarks,Seligman,Mo.)
 
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I'm John MacDonald. I'm a hifi sales rep that lives in America's Safest City. I've always been a knife nut and a little over a year ago I decided it was time to try my hand at it. Unfortunately I went to school to be a machinist and even worked as one for short time before slipping into a sales career. After trying to make a knife with a hack saw and some files I decided I needed better tools to do any real metal working. This lead to me spending all my time searching for tools and building a nice small machine shop in a room I built in my garage instead of making knives. Now there's an old Bridgeport mill, a really old little Hardinge lathe and a small surface grinder in the shop so I feel much better about my abilities to mangle some steel. The shop's about done and I'm deep in the process of building a 2x72 grinder to replace the Craftsman 2x42 I have. When that's done maybe I can get back to trying to make some knives. Some day I'll even get a blade off to heat treat so I can put a handle on it and say I made a knife!

John
 
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My name's Yuri Mataev (you couldn't possibly know that from the handle, could you?). I'm still one of 'em snot-nosed kids: just graduated school and going to university next year. Since around 12 or 13 I've also been ruthlessly exploited by my parents who forced me to do things like web design, programming and other computer-related stuff that they couldn't do themselves by reason of being too ancient and senile :footinmou :D

Like all sane boys, I've always been fascinated by weaponry and particularly the idea of fabricating them. Started out at an early age, making bows, crossbows, garrottes, lead knuckles, all sortsa clubs including some ruthless PVC maces, flails, whips and even a ballista that could fire an 8-foot long arrow to a distance of 50 or so yards (albeit inaccurately). The move to knives was only natural and I'm currently working on my first two.
 
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My name is Bob and I'm addicted to caffeine and Ho-Ho's... :D

Sorry, couldn't resist, this was really starting to sound like some sort of group meeting ;)

Two questions, how did Higgy get designated as a veteran, and what language is Dan using in his posts???

MuHuHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! (that's maniacal laughter in case you missed it) :D

Okay, I'll go away,
Nick
 
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I'm Jason Magruder formerly known as Belstain here on the forums. I currently live in southern Oregon but I'm moving to Colorado Springs next month. I like things that go cut.
 
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My name is Pj Longoria. And I use the call name mr.wrong because hey...... Im Always right :D na not really. But Ive been lurking here for quite some time and have learned alot from you guys. :) Hopefully I can make a knife with yalls help :) :) p.s. what IG's relish :confused:
 
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Hey my name is Rob Waite, and I was born and still live up here in Saskatchewan Canada. I've been a big fan of knives for as long as I can remember, and have tinkered away at making my own for years. I was recently lucky enough to attend a weekend knifemaking symposium instructed by Brian Lyttle and Greg Lightfoot, and it really got me fired up to get into it more seriously. I only wish that I would have found out about this forum sooner, I've never found a better source of information or a friendlier group of people. Thanks to those of you who keep it organized.
 
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NickWheeler said:
My name is Bob and I'm addicted to caffeine and Ho-Ho's... :D

Two questions, how did Higgy get designated as a veteran, and what language is Dan using in his posts???

MuHuHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! (that's maniacal laughter in case you missed it) :D

Okay, I'll go away,
Nick

little oh ME? :confused: OK BoB :D :D
 
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Hi There.
My name is Led Szmek. Am also real new to Knives. I've been facinated by the idea of knife making for years. I'm a welder specializing in T.I.G. welding of the more exotic metals (Aluminum, magnesium,stainless steel, titanium, etc.) I also do metal art and ornamental iron. This forum has taught me a whole bunch in a hurry And it's nice to feel accepted when you're just a rookie. Oh ya , I live in Langley B.C. which is just above the U.S border and about half hour from Vancouver.
 
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HEY!!! I am Indian George NICEGUY. I am tried of being nice and everyone picks on POOR LITTLE OLE ME. :( :(
My name is George Rebello and enjoy hang around here with all these turkeys. :p :p
IG Heat'g Relish is a Hi-Test relish that I make every year from the Habenaro's that I grow. It has been documented, that it makes a grow man cry. :D :D
 
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My name is Mace Vitale and I'm from Connecticut. And yes, my real name is Mace. :rolleyes: I love the outdoors and making knives.
Nice to meet you all.
Well most of you anyway. :D :D :eek:
 

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indian george said:
HEY!!! I am Indian George NICEGUY. I am tried of being nice.........

Now I know for sure there are aliens who eat people and take on their guise imperfectly. ;) Sorta like that bug-guy from "Men in Black"!
And here I was under the misimpression you were just another hardass 'cuz you had a tattoo..... :eek:

I'm mike fitzgerald, and I approved this statement.....
 
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indian george said:
HEY!!! I am Indian George NICEGUY. I am tried of being nice and everyone picks on POOR LITTLE OLE ME. :(
My name is George Rebello and enjoy hang around here with all these turkeys. :p
IG Heat'g Relish is a Hi-Test relish that I make every year from the Habenaro's that I grow. It has been documented, that it makes a grow man cry. :D

home grown with a little necka pee :footinmou :D :D

NICEGUY :eek: yeah right O,, Joe joe :D :D
 
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See this is exactly what I mean. I just made a little statement and I get two people (if you want to call them that, I call them something allot worst) attacking my kind heart. HEHEHE!!!!!! :D
 
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I am in and out of here quite a bit. Sometimes I post alot and there are times where I don't post for months. Just me and how I am. I also like to show up at hammer ins and Blade Shows completely un-announced just so I can lurk around and not be known...HeHeHe and you all thought I just didn't show up. ;)

I have got to meet a few of these guys in person and it was a great experience.

But my real name is Sean Couch (yup just like what you sit on), but I answer to just about anything. Besides Laredo7mm alot of people call me Elwood cuz I kinda resemble Dan Akroid.

Oh yeah, where did I come up with Laredo7mm? Named my handle after my favorite rifle, the Winchester model Laredo chambered in 7mm magnum. I have been using that handle long before getting into knife making a few years ago, so I just carried it on over.
 
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Heh heh heh, IG is getting picked on already! Y'all already know my name, even though some refer to me as Old Hickory in some places. Many of you folks are making knives guys like me just drool all over. The ones I make are just working knives, pretty much. IG gets much abuse piled on him, and I like to think he doesn't deserve it all. Well, maybe not more than 99% of it! IG, you have a heart of gold, and do really grand knife work, seriously.
 

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Of course he's actually a super guy, John. Otherwise we couldn't pick on him. He'd get pissed and then when he called me names I'd think he meant it or something! :eek:
 
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fitzo said:
Of course he's actually a super guy, John. Otherwise we couldn't pick on him. He'd get pissed and then when he called me names I'd think he meant it or something! :eek:
Fatzo, the reason I call you names is because you are still smoking. :mad: :mad:
Now for that Ole Injun you send him damascus and he never does anything with it and he eat treerats by the HUNDREDS. :p :p :D :D
 
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