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Fall Great Smoky Mountain Bladesmithing Symposium Clyde, North Carolina - October 15 and 16, 2011

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

Fall Great Smoky Mountain Hammer In

Offered by the American Bladesmith Society

Hosted by Haywood Community College

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October 15 and 16, 2011



Location:

Haywood Community College
185 Freelander Drive
Clyde, North Carolina


For more information Contact:
Bill Wiggins, ABS Coordinator at (828) 226-2551 or Email Bill



Registration:


$65 Registration fee can be paid in "Event Registration" in the ABS Store or contact Cindy Sheely, ABS Office Manager at (419) 832-0400 or Email Cindy


Demonstrators:


Burt Foster- Bristol,VA..........................Knife Construction, Fit and Finish

Jason Knight- Harleyville, SC.................Knife Construction, Fit and Finish

James Batson- Madison, AL...................Knife Quality Assurance

Jesse Houser- Star, NC..........................Hands-On Engraving

Dick Sargent- Layton, NJ.......................Making Steel


Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 14

4 pm to 6 pm……………Check in and Registration

6 to 9 pm…………………Demonstrators Dinner, all attendees invited

Saturday, Oct. 15

7 – 8 am…………………Registration

8 am – 12 pm…………Blade Forging and Demonstrations

1 pm – 3 pm……………Blade Forging and Demonstrations

3 pm – 4 pm………………Knife Show open to the public

4 pm – 5 pm……………..Auction – items donated by attendees and demonstrators, see auction table.

7 pm – 9 pm………………ABS Cutting Demonstrations

Sunday, Oct. 16

8 am – 12 pm……………Blade Forging and Demonstrations



Accommodations
-Lodge of Waynesville, 828/452-0353, ask for Bladesmith rates, 909 Russ Ave (US276), take exit 102 off US74/US23


-Days Inn, 828/452-9009, take exit 102 South off US74/US23

-Super 8 Motel, 828/454-9667, 79 Liner Cove Rd, take exit 104 off US23/US74
-Best Western, 828/456-4402, 130 Shiloh Trail, take exit 98 North off US23/US74




Event Flyer: Fall Great Smoky Mountain Flyer.pdf

Cutting Demonstrations

Participate in the Cutting Demonstrations. Bring a sharp knife, 15” or less in length with a blade no longer than 10”. The handle should be pinned and have a safety lanyard.

Please Pre-Register

Get your $65.00 Pre-Registration fee in early. Also plan to attend Demonstrators Dinner on Thursday night. Register on line or by mailing registration form and check to the ABS Office, PO Box 160, Grand Rapids, Ohio or register through the ABS Office via phone, 419-832-0400 and credit card.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:44 AM

The Final Schedule has just been released:

Friday, October 14, 2011


4-6 DEMO AREA REGISTRATION

7-9 SAGE BRUSH* DEMONSTRATOR'S DINNER, Everyone welcome

*DEMONSTRATORS DINNER: Sagebrush of Waynesville, 895 Russ Avenue, Waynesville, NC, 28786
Phone: 828-452-5822



Saturday, October 15, 2011


7-8 DEMO AREA REGISTRATION

8-10 DEMO AREA KNIFE CONSTRUCTION with Burt Foster

FORGE MAKING STEEL with Dick Sargent & David Burnette

CLASSROOM HANDS-ON ENGRAVING with Jesse Houser

GREEN COAL HANDS ON FORGING with Len Landrum

10-12 DEMO AREA KNIFE CONSTRUCTION with Jason Knight

FORGE MAKING STEEL with Dick Sargent & David Burnett
CLASSROOM HANDS-ON ENGRAVING with Jesse Houser
GREEN COAL HANDS ON FORGING with James Gibson


12-1 LUNCH

1-3 DEMO AREA FIT AND FINISH with Burt Foster


FORGE MAKING STEEL with Dick Sargent & David Burnette
CLASSROOM HANDS-ON ENGRAVING with Jesse Houser

GREEN COAL HANDS ON FORGING with Len Landrum

3-4 KNIFE EXHIBITION & KNIFE SHOW with ALL


4-5 AUCTION with Auctioneer Colonel Tim Ryan

ITEMS DONATED by ATTENDEES—See ABS table.

PROCEEDS GO TO AMERICAN BLADESMITH SOCIETY. Donations are tax deductible.

7- 9 DEMO AREA CUTTING DEMONSTRATIONS with ALL

Sunday, October 16, 2011

8-10 DEMO AREA FIT AND FINISH with Jason Knight

FORGE MAKING STEEL with Dick Sargent & David Burnette
CLASSROOM HANDS-ON ENGRAVING with Jesse Houser
GREEN COAL HANDS ON FORGING with Ronnie Boydston

10-12 FORGE KNIFE QUALITY ASSURANCE with James Batson

CLASSROOM HANDS-ON ENGRAVING with Jesse Houser

12 CLOSING CEREMONY




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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:55 AM

Dan, thanks for posting this. We are really looking forward to this with the 2 day format. Also, Burt and Jason will be finishing projects and not just the normal forge and grind. And we will have steel making going on the whole time. This should be a great event. I am looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:44 PM

Bill;
Sounds like it is going to be a great weekend!!! I am going to have to get myself over there sometime. It would be interesting to see how ya'll do it different than us hillbillies and the jackpine savages over in Arkansas do it.
take care
Mike
p.s. hows the foot?
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:20 AM

View PostMike Williams, on 30 September 2011 - 03:44 PM, said:

Bill;
Sounds like it is going to be a great weekend!!! I am going to have to get myself over there sometime. It would be interesting to see how ya'll do it different than us hillbillies and the jackpine savages over in Arkansas do it.
take care
Mike
p.s. hows the foot?


Hi Mike,

I have found that a hillbilly is a hillbilly. Don't matter where you find him. We would love to see you in North Carolina sometime. Maybe we can get you here to demo sometime. Do bring a cutter when you come. Just remember, I may be the one running the competition!!! Who knows, maybe the snake charmer would come with you, but I am sure that would be a long shot.

The foot is slowly getting better. I am gonna get in the shop some next week. Who knows, I may even get a knife done before the hammer in.

Bill
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:20 AM

Oops...this computer stuff is hard to do on a cell phone
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