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« on: January 01, 2011, 08:11:13 PM »

We have a new student at the Willow Bow for a Seminar on The High Endurance Performance Knife.
 He arrived on the 27th of Dec. We discussed knives into the New Year.

Kevin Gray is a Senior at the South Dakota School of Mines majoring in Metallurgical Engineering. He has worked in the metals industry every summer and vacation while going to college. Discussions about the process we use have been very interesting to say the least. He can turn my monosyllable descriptions into the big words of the science of Metals. He cannot wait until he gets back the uiversity and discuss what we are doing with our methods. Will be adding photos soon.

Kevin Grinding a knife:


Kevin and Eldon discussing the "secrets of the knife?
   

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 06:31:47 PM »

Always good to see another student seeking to make the best knife that he can.  He will learn much at the Willow Bow for sure.  Hope that I can make it up there for the seminar one of these days.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 06:56:31 AM »

I'm thinking the big guy there is Eldon..........................

I'm hoping Kevin will be bitten by the bug and be around for years to come.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 05:59:28 PM »

It was good times. He agreed with what we are doing and could explain much of it through the science. I have many of the books, but he had to go to the web for some of the science.

As he mentioned he spent an entire semester on grain development, slip and naturally more, all of his knowledge fit our methods, after his work with an electron microscope we will all know more.

Our next seminar starts this week.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 03:45:28 AM »

We just finished our second seminar of the year, this one had two students who were very enthusiastic, worked an easy 18 hours a day, we are beat and so are they. Chad is a member of KTO ans should be posting up some thoughts as soon as he recuperates, last night he worked straight through until he had to pack up and get to the airport. Worked a straight 20 hours, David is not a member, but may be joining in the discussion later.
 I was not much help during this one, but Chris and Eldon were right on top of it and each of the two students were able to finish up a knife, this is a first, but I feel a little tough on the coaches.

The big news for me is that Tuesday I get a new right hip joint, hopefully no more crutches, canes etc. after a few weeks healing up.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 07:18:00 PM »

Rest up and get well soon Ed.  Best wishes on a good surgery and a speedy recovery.

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 07:58:04 PM »

Ed, I'm glad you're getting your hip taken care of.
Here's wishing you a quick recovery.
I know your Doc promised you no more pain after you heal from the surgery, the only thing I hope is that you don't rush the healing.
Take you time rest up feel better, things will wait for you.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 11:19:18 PM »

Ed,
i am pulling for you, a good surgery and recovery as well.. Our collective thoughts and prayers will be with you on Tuesday. 
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2011, 11:46:29 PM »

Ed,
Everyone has said it, rest and when you are ready start out slow but sure.

Good Luck

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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2011, 09:57:00 PM »

Ed i hope you recover fast, i realey nead to make a trip somtime to come and visit! 
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