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Old 11-18-2011, 06:30 PM   #41
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Really great post ,I am a machinist by trade retired now.I have made several knives over the years and never considered selling any of them.I love makeing tools and useing.It is impressive that there are still artists out there makeing hand built items.I think that is the essence of the Hamb.Joe
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #42
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great video thanks for shareing
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:53 PM   #43
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:13 PM   #44
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Thank you.
I'm sending this thread to my film-maker nephew, Ben.
I respect people that want to master their craft.
Very well done films.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #45
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Just watched the video and read these posts.... it really was inspirational. I'll be having my teenage son watch that one. Seems that creativity, passion, and craftsmanship are the common binders for lots of us that enjoy making stuff! Thanks Ryan.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:03 PM   #46
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Thanks for posting the film.I have made at least 50 knives but none reasently[got into hot rods] Got me thinking about it again.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:32 PM   #47
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No but I am sure we know some of the same folk. Gerry Barker was in the club I belonged to in college.
Yeah, we know some of the same people, I've been at Gerry's camp plenty of times. Last I knew, he was still on that farm down around the KY/TN border, and doing a farmer interpretation at events here and there.

He's a character, that's for sure. Was he running around barefoot back when you knew him? IIRC, he's got some skin condition from his time in VN that makes wearing shoes extremely uncomfortable.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:23 PM   #48
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Dig the video. Definitely an inspiration for how I want to live my life.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:45 AM   #49
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Glad your bringing this back. Another great motivational story. Thanks Ryan
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:25 AM   #50
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Unfortunately I can't view the video but I bet I can dig where he's coming from.
Nothing like feeling the heat radiating off of a glowing chunk of steel as it comes out of the forge and then pounding away with the Little Giant power hammer.
Kick on the BurrKing and yes , eye protection is a must.
Been doing it since 1985.
Here's some of my most recent.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:04 AM   #51
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Yeah, we know some of the same people, I've been at Gerry's camp plenty of times. Last I knew, he was still on that farm down around the KY/TN border, and doing a farmer interpretation at events here and there.

He's a character, that's for sure. Was he running around barefoot back when you knew him? IIRC, he's got some skin condition from his time in VN that makes wearing shoes extremely uncomfortable.
I learned a lot from him in a short time, hell I think he was barefoot at our winter New Years Rondy!


Nice to see so many folks that do this as well on the HAMB. I must say that I am not surprised, building a car,flintlock or knife with your hands are all similar exercises in my mind.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #52
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very cool! These guys are amazing!
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #53
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He really needs to wear saftey glasses!!
Great video and talent, but SAFETY FIRST...need the safety glasses.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:51 PM   #54
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cooking isn't my forte (hell, i once burned ramen noodles, in the microwave)
but those are some fucking beautiful knives.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:17 PM   #55
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I also am not able to view the video due to my FlashChat crashing every time I try to view something.But no matter.
I have been collecting knives of all types for about 58 years now and I still marvel at the workmanship that goes into them.One of my oldest is a Persian jambiya that dates to the early 17th century and the workmanship is fantastic. I have folding knives that range in size from 1/2" long closed to over a foot and anywhere from one to twenty blades.
One of my most prized is a folder made by a knifemaker in Wyoming Rhode Island named Jason Williams.It was his 14th knife and was made when he was 19 years old.A pic is enclosed.
I bought my first knife at 10 years old and still own it;along with about 2,500 more.I've had several knives custom made for me and whatever the knifemakers charged was not enough to compensate them for their work.
I remember reading a story about a maker named Buster Warenski(sadly deceased now)who made a replica of the infamous King Tut dagger out of solid gold.Took him two and a half YEARS to make(!) and he nearly had a nervous breakdown doing it.He had to learn so much about how to work gold without destroying it(it works hardens worse than aluminum)and a process called "granulation" whereby you make tiny little spheres and fuse them to the surface.Drove him nuts.
Sorry for the rant but I am always fascinated by stories about knifemaking.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #56
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Excellent video, and definetely relative to what we do here. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:04 PM   #57
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Great video and talent, but SAFETY FIRST...need the safety glasses.
and a helmet , rollcage,seatbelts, nomex firesuit , training wheels , a condom , vitamins , driveshaft loop , firesystem , alarm , respirator too !!!!
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:18 PM   #58
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I haven't taken the time (yet) to read the comments on this article so I don't know if the majority appreciate this "off topic" post or not. With that said, and having been an amateur knife maker for over 40 yrs. as well as a hot rodder for that same amount of time I can tell the mindset of the two is exactly the same. Thank you for taking the step outside the hot rod box to offer this information.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:16 PM   #59
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He Said Fuck Cool vid. I'm a retired metal fab guy so I dig this stuff. All I kept thinking was no safety glasses.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #60
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I saw it a week or two ago and really liked it.

It appeals to the same part of my head that the HAMB does -- the part that likes awesome, dedicated, focused, metal artistry.

Thanks for sharing it here and reminding me one more time why I love the HAMB.

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