It's Heeeerrrr! - Ashokan Sword Year 2016 registration

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
  2. Dan Pierson

    Dan Pierson

    Nov 24, 2003
    Thanks Stacy. I can go this year! Just registered.
     
  3. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
  4. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    i am going too. i do not make swords but i know i will learn lots of things !
     
  5. Justin.Mercier

    Justin.Mercier

    Oct 21, 2006
    Already over 75 people pre-registered for this , so if anyone is sitting on the fence about attending ( here's a hint.. you should attend! ) You should probably register soon!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there, it's only 5 weeks away !!

    Havent seen you in a couple years now Dan, we need to get together more since you're just down the road from me =D
     
  6. Dan Pierson

    Dan Pierson

    Nov 24, 2003
    Justin: Yes we do!
     
  7. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Saturday is kilt day as far as I am concerned. I know a bunch of the "Brotherhood of the Bent Blade" fellows will be sporting them. I ordered a new custom workman's kilt from Utilikilts for working in the forge and around the house and have barely broke it in yet.

    In an effort to help new attendees be safe:
    All people in purple shirts and a fez are crazy people! However, they are very entertaining.

    Don Agee is bringing up VA ham and fixin's this year, and I am bringing the cigars for the Saturday Night get together and sampling tour.

    Saturday night is always fun, but it will likely never meet the standard we set out in the field during the middle of the night many years back. We must have sampled well over $5000 of rare malts that night. Ardbeg Supernova, Millennium, 100 year old, etc. IIRC, it took Kevin a week to recuperate :)
     
  8. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Just at 96 people signed up as of today, that's a sizeable crowd right there!
    G2
     
  9. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Now 104 people registered ! going to be a large crowd with swords! :)
    G2
     
  10. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    wow. i figured 30 or 40 would attend. i better bring binoculars !
     
  11. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Bring binoculars and utili-kilts. Lots of kilts will be there this year.
     
  12. Utican

    Utican

    215
    Sep 18, 2010
    Are all spots taken for this years event?
     
  13. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    There's still time folks, when I saw your post I contacted Tim Neu at Ashohan and just got his response shown below

    Thanks for your messages. We had set a registration limit of 100 people at the last Sword seminar, because of limitations with the old Ashokan facility and lack of AV equipment.

    Both of those issues have been resolved with the capacity of the new Ashokan facility at 150, and with the new PA system and video monitor, we can comfortably handle that same number for the program. Please post this information, along with a reminder that registration fees go up after 9/1, so please register now!


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    There ya go!
    G2

    edited to add as of 9am on August 28, we are at 107 registered !
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
  14. deker

    deker

    Nov 14, 2005
    Just registered. I'm not sure how, but I'll make it!

    -d
     
  15. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    "Endeavor to persevere..."
    (quote from The Outlaw Josey Wales) :)

    [​IMG]

    See you there sir!
    G2

    Edited to say we're now at 108 :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  16. Kevin McGovern

    Kevin McGovern

    Jul 31, 2015
    Stacy, if you are travelling up Monday morning via 95, you will be going right by my office. I keep a well cared for humidor on my desk and I have a some cigars I would love to gift you. I am one minute off 95 exit 74.
     
  17. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    Kevin,
    That is a nice offer. Unfortunately, we take the eastern shore up to the NJTP. We are also going a bit early for you to be at work.

    BTW, I was going to send you an email tonight. I tore the shop and garage apart this weekend and could not find the spare file guide. Go ahead and order one. I set the Hitachi white aside to try and send off as soon as I can. Since I couldn't find the guide, I am sending you a whole 1/2 meter stick of Hitachi white #2 with a sheet of HT data. The bar is still wrapped in the Japanese Yasuki paper.
     
  18. Kevin McGovern

    Kevin McGovern

    Jul 31, 2015
    Wow! That is way too generous of you! But I'll take it!
     
  19. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    Ashokan't make it this year.
     
  20. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Sorry to hear that...

    Total registered as of Sept 4th: 119
    G2
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2016

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