Recent content by Graham Fredeen

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    Back From a Long Hiatus...

    Thanks Wayne. I'm glad you were able to make it through the novel. It was a challenge to make the past five years as "brief" as what I did, certainly hard to do in a single post. Bruce, definitely good to talk to you again. Hope things are going well on your end. Hard to believe that it's been...
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    Back From a Long Hiatus...

    Hello Bruce and Friends, I hope you don't mind me posting this here. I've always felt more at home in Bruce's forums here than the other sections: Some of you may remember me from a while ago (about 5 years), and many more may not. I am sure that there are quite a few new faces that have come...
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    Forging a New Pattern Welded EDC Knife - Video Series

    Well folks, its been awhile since I posted over here, and been awhile since I've done much shop work in general. I ended up moving from Colorado to Michigan, and have been working on setting up a new shop (a much bigger and better shop however :thumbup1: ). Anyway, I managed to squeeze in a...
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    Dumbfounded

    I don't think the issue was ever trying to charge someone to learn, but rather the arrogance and attitude displayed. I know of many great makers that offer classes and charge others to come and visit their shops and learn. These guys make their living making knives, so setting aside shop time to...
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    HHH Knives, MINI hammer in/get together

    Hey Randy, Just wanted to post a quick thank you for the hammer-in! I had a really good time and enjoyed meeting you, Jr. and everyone else that could make it. We'll have to stay in touch and get together in the future too. You guys are always welcome down at my shop as well, once I get...
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    Dumbfounded

    Unfortunately there are a few individuals out there that follow this mentality. I can assure you that they are few and far between, at least from my experience. As already mentioned, this individual probably feels the need to create hype surrounding himself and his work to either build his ego...
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    HHH Knives, MINI hammer in/get together

    Hey Randy, Good talking with you last night. Looking forward to tomorrow. I'll bring a camera to help document for those who couldn't make it, and a few other things too! See you in the morning.
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    W-Based Mosaic WIP

    Hi Peter, The finished knife looks great! The pattern came out extremely well, with great contrast. You definately have a winner there! The black and white micarta isn't bad either, it kind of matches the strong black/light contrast of the steel. Very good job. As far as my dagger...
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    Check out what followed me home... (hydraulic content)

    I told you Dana, I'd consider setting it up there, since I'm currently lacking on space and power hookup, but I don't think you'd really want it there. You'd never be able to get rid of me :biggrin: . I'd end up moving in, and you and Sandy would never get any sleep as I'd be running it at all...
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    Who's Going To The Oregon Knife Collectors Show

    I'd love to go, but with classes in full swing, that's never going to happen, unfortunately. Maybe the following year though. I'll be finished with my degree by then, and should be able to slip away a few weekends out of the year to go to some of the other shows.
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    W-Based Mosaic WIP

    I understand where you are comming from. I've done some blue-collar grunting before I started college. I've worked as a welder for a few years, and have ran into similar issues with architects/engineers not grasping the concept of how something has to be built, and comming up with designs that...
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    Check out what followed me home... (hydraulic content)

    Lol, Bruce. Nice rhyme! I'll be using my engineering "skilz" to design this beast before I build it, so I'll be working up some computer models and prints (while I still have free access to Solidworks from school). Figure if I'm going to have to go to the trouble anyway (I wouldn't play with...
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    W-Based Mosaic WIP

    Thanks Ironwolf! As far as prosperity goes.... thats why I'm off to play engineer for awhile :3: . I wouldn't want to try to survive on knifemaking as a sole source of income, especially with the poor economic state of the country, and the fact that it would basically take all the fun out of...
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    Check out what followed me home... (hydraulic content)

    Hey Bruce and folks, found a "little" something on craigslist that's going to make my life a lot easier in the future (when paired with a few more things, that is). Got this "little" guy for $50: Its a 6" bore, ~20"-24" stroke, double acting hydraulic cylinder. Weighs about 200...
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    W-Based Mosaic WIP

    Thanks guys. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, right now, depending on how you look at it ;) ), I don't really get many commissions or sales of my work. About the only thing I can currently continuously sell are damascus rings. They are good money, but the demand reached the point I could...
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