Lets talk GEC!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by rockgolfer, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    I miss GEC, and I am hoping they come back on stream soon!!

    Way back in 2011, Bill had a little more time to experiment, and he tried some "peachseed" jigging at my request, and adopted my chosen name for the #66 - BJM!! (Bullwinkle J. Moose!!:D)
    Here's what he made; from their website production totals;
    Charlie Campagna
    #661211BJM Northfield Deep Red Wine Jig Bone 10 pcs. no serial number
    #661211BJM Northfield Blood Jig Bone 11 pcs. no serial number

    The bone turned out well, and with a few handles left over, he assembled a few three-blades as well!
    The first peachseeds at GEC, as I remember!!! Jigged at an angle as inspired by Schrade's old method!!
    Bullwinkle and Bro 1.jpg Bullwinkle and Bro 2.jpg Bullwinkle and Bro 3.jpg
     
  2. Leslie Tomville

    Leslie Tomville Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016
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    Charlie @waynorth , your scanner makes every knife look great. It seems to work like a time machine and demonstrates the historical context of your knives. To me, it blurs the years and connects the old with the new.
     
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  3. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks, LT !! I am glad you enjoy my scans.
    I like the creativity many (you!!) show with your cameras, but I value the straight-on, 90 degree view one gets from a scanner. It generally keeps the proportions correct, as boring as that sounds!:D
    Historical note; That microfiber cloth in the background has only been laundered once in a dozen years!!:eek::)
     
  4. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    The perspective is the hardest part.
     
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  5. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013

    me too! miss GEC... it would be fun to get Bill Howard on the forum for a question and answer session or something - "The Bill Howard Hour" . Bill has just got to be tired of weed whacking around the house by now - ya think?
     
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  6. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
  7. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    He's probably too smart for that. :D
    He would get bombarded with questions like...
    "Why no stainless"? "When are you going to make (insert your favorite model here)"? "We need more Beer Scouts!"
     
  8. rdave

    rdave Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    LOL - yes, you are most probably right - I would like to know what his inspirations for various models are, and how does the design process works for him/GEC etc...
     
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  9. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    GEC report back to work Friday!
     
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  10. AZCoyote

    AZCoyote

    120
    Apr 30, 2019
    Finally some positive news for a change!
     
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  11. cut it out

    cut it out

    Apr 11, 2010
    Took my H10 out Saturday for our turkey opener. No luck but did chase two toms for a few hours. Great day. [​IMG]
     
  12. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    696
    Feb 5, 2016
    I hope it all goes well. Terrific news for the business and the employees.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
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  13. Hivoltage

    Hivoltage Gold Member Gold Member

    493
    Sep 19, 2018
    Yessss! :eek::thumbsup: Can’t wait to see some new 23s
     
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  14. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Ya!!!! Can't wait! Cheers to a great Re-Opening. Hopefully it all works out!!!
     
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  15. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm really hoping for a run of #15's, with a single sheepsfoot blade, and end caps. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  16. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    We don't have that much more information than anyone outside of PA probably haha

    The government's (governor's) communication has been pretty vague. Crawford county, where Titusville is, is in the yellow phase. Therefore "miscellaneous manufacturing" which I'm assuming GEC fits under, can start back up as long as they follow CDC guidelines. I would imagine they will have to figure out some workarounds to follow CDC guidelines while restarting production. As I read the reopening guidelines, counties can be taken back to red if there are new cases and such. But yeah, it seems they are able to restart operations tomorrow.

    Those are beauties Charlie!

    At least some of GEC! I assume you're referencing Randy's comments, which I was gonna post about also.

    I'm not sure that it'll be back to normal production. Bill could be having only some employees come back to work, it might be a skeleton crew, it could be shift work, who knows. We'll see! However they reopen, I'm sure Bill will do right by the employees (and still make great knives).

    Either way, I'm excited for them to get rolling again!
     
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  17. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Thanks Logan!!:thumbsup:

    I hope Bill can get back to it!!:eek: I'm sure he's chompin' at the bit!!:D
     
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  18. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    New etch? This preview looks nice imho

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    I prefer the single blade 23s but somehow this run is still gonna lighten my wallet a little too much I think haha
     
  19. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Excited for these #23s! I have a single and double reserved.
     
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  20. cut it out

    cut it out

    Apr 11, 2010
    H40 kinda morning upload_2020-5-9_8-26-43.jpeg
     

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