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UnConundrum
03-09-2011, 08:53 PM
It's time to start thinking about an ECG. From my preliminary inquires looks like May 28th might be the best day. Anyone interested?

JBroida
03-09-2011, 09:23 PM
It's time to start thinking about an ECG. From my preliminary inquires looks like May 28th might be the best day. Anyone interested?

oh man... i want to be there, but if it ends up being the 28th i'll have to pass this year... sara's birthday is the 29th and we'll be in New Mexico to celebrate

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 09:27 PM
What's in NM that you can't get at Warren's? :D

Dave Martell
03-09-2011, 09:31 PM
For those of you who don't know what the ECG is it's the annual "East Coast Gathering" of kitchen knifenuts hosted by Warren (UnConundrum) at his location in Bechtelsville, PA. I believe the first one was in 2007?

This year is already looking to be one of if not the best yet. We've got a few surprise guests and some really cool stuff planned. I'm going to guess that most people will have to make the trip this year - just HAVE to! :)

apicius9
03-09-2011, 09:33 PM
Very interested but it's also very unlikely this year. I had a great time last year, I wish I could come. Whoever is less than 5,000 miles away should consider going there... There is a minimal chance that I may be in the area in early July, but I won't know for sure before April.

Stefan

JBroida
03-09-2011, 09:45 PM
ojo caliente (http://www.ojospa.com/) is in NM

UnConundrum
03-09-2011, 09:50 PM
2007 ECG Pictures (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/KnifeMeeting51907?feat=directlink)

Nick's Pictures from 2007 (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/NicksPictures?feat=directlink)

2008 ECG Pictures (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/Gathering2008?feat=directlink) sorry, not many taken

2009 ECG Pictures (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/ECG2009?feat=directlink)

2010 ECG Pictures (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/ECG2010?feat=directlink) More pictures, including "full auto" demo

JBroida
03-09-2011, 10:06 PM
Here are some more from 2010:
2010 ECG #1 (https://picasaweb.google.com/JBroida/ECG52210?feat=directlink)

2010 ECG #2 (https://picasaweb.google.com/JBroida/Ecg?feat=directlink)

Marko Tsourkan
03-09-2011, 10:15 PM
ojo caliente (http://www.ojospa.com/) is in NM

I am in if Mike Zollner is in. And I think he is very interested.

JBroida
03-09-2011, 11:03 PM
I am in if Mike Zollner is in. And I think he is very interested.

so you guys are coming to New Mexico with me now? :p

Chef Niloc
03-10-2011, 01:57 AM
I'm guessing there is no chance of holding it in April, right?

ThEoRy
03-10-2011, 02:22 AM
Only a 1 hour 45 minute drive for me. Work permitting depending upon the date I would definitely like to go.

UnConundrum
03-10-2011, 07:33 AM
Sorry, April weather is too unpredictable. Not that May is always perfect, but we have better odds. C'mon, it's one day, within driving distance, and you have 2 months warning. You can plan that far ahead.

mr drinky
03-10-2011, 08:12 AM
2007 ECG Pictures (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/KnifeMeeting51907?feat=directlink)

Nick's Pictures from 2007 (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/NicksPictures?feat=directlink)

2008 ECG Pictures (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/Gathering2008?feat=directlink) sorry, not many taken

2009 ECG Pictures (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/ECG2009?feat=directlink)

2010 ECG Pictures (https://picasaweb.google.com/unconundrum/ECG2010?feat=directlink) More pictures, including "full auto" demo

Thanks for the pictures. That would be a great time.

In the last set of photos though, the proximity of the gun shooting shots and sleeping dog looks like someone shot the dog.

k.

UnConundrum
03-10-2011, 08:17 AM
Are you talking about Alf laying down on the patio? I'll assure you, both dogs are well :) Between socializing and eating, they get pretty tired ;)

WildBoar
03-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Ooh, that's the one weekend in May/ June/ July where we actually could make it up there! Gelato and reubens in Philly on Friday afternoon, and great BBQ, knives and KKF members on Saturday -- sounds pretty promising.

UnConundrum
03-10-2011, 08:39 PM
The signup sheet is ready. You can register HERE (http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7900027/PA/Bechtelsville/ECG-East-Coast-Gathering/Prince-Law-Offices-P-C/?ps=7). Registering costs you nothing (nor does attending) but it gives us an idea on how many will be attending.

The BoardSMITH
03-10-2011, 09:12 PM
I am going to try to attend but, at this point, can't promise anything.

UnConundrum
03-10-2011, 09:15 PM
We're counting on you David. You've been at every one!

For those who have never attended, David brings a van full of boards with him so not only do you get to see and feel his cutting boards, you can buy them and save the postage. You can also order in advance and pick your board up at the ECG....

You gotta make it Dave !

The BoardSMITH
03-11-2011, 08:03 PM
We're counting on you David. You've been at every one!

Slight correction. I wasn't at the first one. I'd almost come just for your doughnuts.

In all seriousness, Warren and Jan are absolutely delightful people and wonderful hosts. Imagine opening up your home to 50 to 70 people you have never met, spending a lot of time cooking for them and making sure they are taken care of. My drive is 9 hours and worth every second of it.

Dave Martell
03-11-2011, 09:42 PM
I'm in and will sign up as soon as I find that password. :D

I encourage anyone who is going to attend to sign up ASAP because this helps Warren to get the ball rolling....imagine 20 people vs 100....he would really need to know either level of interest to accurately make plans.

apicius9
03-11-2011, 11:25 PM
I would seriously consider flying 5,000 miles to go to that event, so if you have a chance, just go there. I have never seen an example for a more generous hospitality than at last year's ECG. But I have visitors out here that week who already booked their flights, and I don't want to make them change their plans, so I will have to experience this year's meeting vicariously - or virtually, maybe Warren can set up a few live cams this year ;)

Stefan

Delbert Ealy
03-12-2011, 02:26 AM
I am planning on coming, I would really like to meet you guys and have a chance to talk. Sounds like a blast to me!!!

JBroida
03-12-2011, 02:37 AM
I am planning on coming, I would really like to meet you guys and have a chance to talk. Sounds like a blast to me!!!

really would love to be there again this year, but just cant make it on that specific weekend. Have fun though. And thank you Warren for being such a gracious host. For those you you who havent been, last year was my first year and it was a blast. If i could, i would be there again this year.

-Jon

UnConundrum
03-12-2011, 08:04 AM
Thanks guys for all the kind words. I'm blushing if you can believe that.

Delbert, that's great! Any chance you can bring some knives with you?

Smarcus
03-12-2011, 09:49 AM
I am planning on it. I wanted to go last year but couldn't make it. looking forward to meeting everyone face to face.

Delbert Ealy
03-12-2011, 11:10 AM
Thanks guys for all the kind words. I'm blushing if you can believe that.

Delbert, that's great! Any chance you can bring some knives with you?

Yes, I will be bringing some cool stuff.

mattrud
03-12-2011, 12:42 PM
I am definitely down for this. Marked on my calendar hopefully nothing will come up to change this.

UnConundrum
03-12-2011, 03:34 PM
Guys, can I get you to sign up HERE (http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7900027/PA/Bechtelsville/ECG-East-Coast-Gathering/Prince-Law-Offices-P-C/;_ylt=Av6LnbjoOPcnwjL3zcXQfFOea80F;_ylu=X3oDMTE0bj E4ZmJvBF9wAzEEcGlkA0UtNzkwMDAyNwRwb3MDMgRzZWMDaG1l bXlmcg--;_ylv=3)? You'll need a Yahoo account, that's all. That way, I can keep track on who's coming and get email out to everyone if there's any changes or last minute requests. Even if you're only 90% sure you can attend, you can always change it later. Thanks.

Smarcus
03-12-2011, 04:17 PM
Guys, can I get you to sign up HERE (http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7900027/PA/Bechtelsville/ECG-East-Coast-Gathering/Prince-Law-Offices-P-C/;_ylt=Av6LnbjoOPcnwjL3zcXQfFOea80F;_ylu=X3oDMTE0bj E4ZmJvBF9wAzEEcGlkA0UtNzkwMDAyNwRwb3MDMgRzZWMDaG1l bXlmcg--;_ylv=3)? You'll need a Yahoo account, that's all. That way, I can keep track on who's coming and get email out to everyone if there's any changes or last minute requests. Even if you're only 90% sure you can attend, you can always change it later. Thanks.

Done.

WildBoar
03-12-2011, 04:58 PM
oh man, a chance to meet Del and Hoss, all while enjoying the company of Warren, Dave M, Butch, and the other stars from last year?!? All combined with automatic weapon firing?!? This is really turning out to be a 'don't miss it' event!

UnConundrum
03-12-2011, 06:49 PM
BTW, we're also expecting to have some demos. David (the Boardsmith) is going to do a bit on maintaining your cutting boards and I believe Dave is working on something as well :)

Dave Martell
03-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Tim Zowada will be attending as well. :)

UnConundrum
03-13-2011, 09:55 PM
Maybe these guys don't know who Tim Zowada is Dave? I can't believe there was no reaction. This is shaping up to be the best ECG yet! Maybe you should post something about his work. I can't believe we'll have so many accomplished blade makers in attendance!

Dave Martell
03-13-2011, 10:38 PM
That never occurred to me since I've known of Tim for so long but that's a good idea.

Tim Zowada is a well accomplished custom knifemaker who has spent at least the last 30 years making high end custom knives as well as his own damascus that he has supplied to the knife industry on many levels. In the last few years Tim has dedicated his pursuits towards making the best straight razors that money can buy. See Zowada Razors @ ClassicShaving (http://www.classicshaving.com/zowadagallery.html)

In the past 1/2 year or so Tim has started down two addtional paths, the first making his own Tamahagane steel made from beach sand from Lake Michigan while employing modern methods to pull the most performance possible out of this method of steel production. The second is in entering the field of high end kitchen knifemaking where he will produce a limited amount of kitchen knives each year in both his own damascus and likely Tamahagne too.

For those of you who know about Tim's work you will know how well sought after these kitchen knives will be.

As for Tim coming to ECG, well we invited him and he accepted. He's going to be discussing some of the things that he's working on so expect a small presentation from him. I know that I'm not going to miss this for anything. :)

l r harner
03-14-2011, 12:48 PM
im glad to have talked with Del today and this came up (i dont read much of the OT stuff

kelly was asking abut this not long agao and i had told her i had not heard anything

now i can start making plans (kelly may or maynot be able to make it )

Dave Martell
03-14-2011, 12:57 PM
I figured that you were an automatic yes to attending Butch. :)

UnConundrum
03-14-2011, 01:59 PM
i dont read much of the OT stuff

Dave, maybe you should add a sticky to the general forum with a link to the other thread and the signup sheet?

Dave Martell
03-14-2011, 04:32 PM
I already did. There's an announcement at the top of the forum page.

JBroida
03-14-2011, 05:03 PM
it turns out there might be a small chance i can make it out there... kind of excited

Marko Tsourkan
03-14-2011, 05:20 PM
Is Devin coming? It was mentioned in one of the posts.

Dave Martell
03-14-2011, 06:55 PM
it turns out there might be a small chance i can make it out there... kind of excited

You know that you need a good write off for next year. :p

I hope you can make it Jon. :)

Dave Martell
03-14-2011, 06:56 PM
Is Devin coming? It was mentioned in one of the posts.

He mentioned he would like to but we haven't confirmed that he is or isn't. I wonder what we can twist his arm with? :D

Dave Martell
03-14-2011, 08:12 PM
This just in - Delbert Ealy will be doing a knife forging demonstration - LIVE! :D

UnConundrum
03-14-2011, 08:32 PM
Great news Jon...

Does everyone realize what's shaping up here? Mr. Ealy. Mr. Zowada. Mr. Harner. Mr. Thomas (maybe). AND the possibility of demo's !!!! This may never happen again!

apicius9
03-14-2011, 08:34 PM
Oh man, maybe I should just send my visitors to a hotel and come over...

Stefan

SpikeC
03-14-2011, 08:57 PM
Or bring them!

Delbert Ealy
03-14-2011, 10:17 PM
After consulting Warren through Dave(I was talking with him anyway) I have decided to do a knife blade forging demo where I will be forging out a small blade or two. I will have my starting pieces to show and pass around as well as the finished product for all to see. The demo sould give you a good idea of how we as smiths move the hot metal around using a hammer. Forging demos are as much fun for me to do as for you guys to watch. I know I got my interest in forging from watching such a demo almost 25 years ago. If all goes as planned I will be forging for about an hour,and doing 2 or if time permits 3 blades, so everyone should have the oppurtunity to see all aspects of the project I am forging. I will be using a small propane fired forge I built myself. I will also be available for questions during the demo and afterwards, although I won't be answering many questions when I am hammering. :) :) :)

Dave Martell
03-14-2011, 10:29 PM
ECG Photos 2007 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=115167745165984&aid=56614)

ECG Photos 2008 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=115167745165984&aid=56615)

ECG Photos 2009 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=115167745165984&aid=56621)

l r harner
03-15-2011, 12:28 AM
if i can find a 220 line on a range outlet i can bring my VS KMg grinder and maybe do a grinding demo or something (i can just see a work tent with tim del and i playing around )

and it will be the most high class hammer in i have ever heard of (gourmet snacks while watching craftsmen at work)

UnConundrum
03-15-2011, 07:30 AM
Butch, there's a 220 outlet right below my knives in the kitchen, and a window immediately to the right to pass the cable to the outside. How long of a cord do you have? I think there's another in the garage, but I'll have to check.

l r harner
03-15-2011, 08:14 AM
my cord is jsut steel covered romex with a cloths dryer plug splice (more then 20 feet i think)

lowercasebill
03-15-2011, 04:11 PM
220 plugs come in various configurations you may want to send warren a pic to confirm that your plug matches his receptical ...i am really looking forward to this year..

l r harner
03-15-2011, 10:08 PM
its a cloths dryer plug that is tied int my romex inside of a elect outlet box then therun is to my VFD to convert to 3ph for the grinder
i ll get the nema plug number

sounds lirk this will be the mother of all "hammer ins"

UnConundrum
03-15-2011, 10:12 PM
Butch, I don't have a 3 phase converter..... or are you saying you have one to bring along? They're pretty heavy aren't they?

Marko Tsourkan
03-15-2011, 10:31 PM
Butch, I don't have a 3 phase converter..... or are you saying you have one to bring along? They're pretty heavy aren't they?

Warren,
there is no need for a three-phase converter. The Variable Frequency Drive on a grinder is basically a converter from single phase to a three phase grinder motor.

If this is the three prong receptacle you have,
http://www.dryerpartsonline.com/assets/images/3-prong-receptacle.jpg
than grinder can plug directly into it. If not, we can make an extension cord to plug in into existing receptacle, but with an output receptacle to accommodate Butch's grinder three prong plug assuming that is what he has (dryer plug).

Marko

sam salvati
03-15-2011, 11:00 PM
I would very much like to attend, is this invite only?

Dave Martell
03-15-2011, 11:12 PM
I would very much like to attend, is this invite only?


Hi Sam, everyone is invited and that includes even you. :p

How did you find us? Must have been Butch. :D

l r harner
03-15-2011, 11:17 PM
sorry i did tell sam :)

he can make the KU style stuff so i guess he is ok and her need deeds to see that really sharp stuff looks like so he can get better

Dave Martell
03-15-2011, 11:20 PM
If Sam's coming we'll need more forges, anvils, and steel. :D

l r harner
03-15-2011, 11:30 PM
this is turning into more ahammer in the a me stuffing my face fulll of great food (not sure how i feel about this )

sam salvati
03-15-2011, 11:31 PM
cool! Don't worry i'll bring my own forge and anvil :D

Dave Martell
03-15-2011, 11:33 PM
cool! Don't worry i'll bring my own forge and anvil :D


Got any cool SS hammers to use? I don't.... :D

l r harner
03-15-2011, 11:56 PM
i guess i ll put you p friday that way we can get all thins stuff in order

sam salvati
03-16-2011, 12:16 AM
If only I had a bigger truck i'd ring the powerhammer :D

Dave not sure about hammers yet, hopefully!

thanks Butch!!!!!!

MikeZ
03-16-2011, 08:40 PM
haha marko talking about me :) I am very intersted.. any place where knife nuts are welcome I feel at home..

Marko Tsourkan
03-16-2011, 08:46 PM
If Sam's coming we'll need more forges, anvils, and steel. :D

You guys should invite Aldo, so he takes a nap on Warren's lawn. :)

M

l r harner
03-16-2011, 10:22 PM
You guys should invite Aldo, so he takes a nap on Warren's lawn. :)

M

yep with aldo its like collecting a spoon from every place you go but for him its a picture of him napping

JohnnyChance
03-17-2011, 12:45 AM
Butch, there's a 220 outlet right below my knives in the kitchen, and a window immediately to the right to pass the cable to the outside. How long of a cord do you have? I think there's another in the garage, but I'll have to check.

I am almost 100% sure I will be able to attend, and I have a ~66 ft heavy duty extension cord that I use for my 220v welder that i can bring. I also have a small extension cord that plugs into that that provides a smaller 220v plug or 2 110v standard outlets.

JBroida
03-17-2011, 01:59 AM
as the time gets closer, you guys are going to have to tell me what stuff i should bring for you to check out. Limited space in my luggage.

Dave Martell
03-17-2011, 10:29 AM
as the time gets closer, you guys are going to have to tell me what stuff i should bring for you to check out. Limited space in my luggage.

Sounds like we've got a commitment here. :)

UnConundrum
03-17-2011, 10:50 AM
Jon, you may get some special requests, and I'd suggest you bring some of your best sellers.... There "should" be a customer or two in the crowd.

UnConundrum
03-17-2011, 11:01 PM
Butch, here's a picture of the receptacle in my kitchen. It's about 3 foot from the window. That's right where we serve the food, but if we could use JC''s extension cord, we should be in business. I'm also gonna talk to Mark about putting a 220 receptacle out by the cement pad in the back yard..... that should give us some options.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_X4ZOECIpkGE/TYLKq0zpGRI/AAAAAAAADZI/qWJ6qwk239M/s400/P1050922.JPG

JohnnyChance
03-18-2011, 12:56 AM
Butch, here's a picture of the receptacle in my kitchen. It's about 3 foot from the window. That's right where we serve the food, but if we could use JC''s extension cord, we should be in business. I'm also gonna talk to Mark about putting a 220 receptacle out by the cement pad in the back yard..... that should give us some options.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_X4ZOECIpkGE/TYLKq0zpGRI/AAAAAAAADZI/qWJ6qwk239M/s400/P1050922.JPG

My extension cord has a different end, but I can make a short jumper so that we can hook it up no problem. I was limited to 66 feet on the length of the extension cord by the specs provided by Miller for my welder, but making in a bit longer shouldnt be a problem for anything else. What kind of outlet do we need at the business end of the extension cord?

Dave Martell
03-18-2011, 08:07 PM
If you're planning on attending PLEASE sign up...

HERE (http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7900027/PA/Bechtelsville/ECG-East-Coast-Gathering/Prince-Law-Offices-P-C/;_ylt=Av6LnbjoOPcnwjL3zcXQfFOea80F;_ylu=X3oDMTE0bj E4ZmJvBF9wAzEEcGlkA0UtNzkwMDAyNwRwb3MDMgRzZWMDaG1l bXlmcg--;_ylv=3)

UnConundrum
03-18-2011, 08:48 PM
JC, could you post a picture of your plug? I'm thinking of adding a receptacle outside, and I might be able to match it while I'm at it.

l r harner
03-18-2011, 10:49 PM
i ll let you know what plug i have too so we can get set up
i know it made for a cloths dryer i am in NJ right now tho so i can check right now

Tim Zowada
03-19-2011, 11:58 AM
I just signed up on the Yahoo page. I'm open to suggestions on what I should bring, or demonstrate.

Dave Martell
03-19-2011, 12:17 PM
I just signed up on the Yahoo page. I'm open to suggestions on what I should bring, or demonstrate.


Hi Tim,
Good to see you here. :)

Dave

UnConundrum
03-19-2011, 07:07 PM
Geez Tim, I can't believe people aren't all over your offer!!!! Is anyone paying attention?

JohnnyChance
03-19-2011, 07:37 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_ldEKzBPytxs/TYU9fTXnXBI/AAAAAAAAAXo/aCkGgo5Mvrg/s800/IMG-20110319-00202.jpg

It's a big plug, the blades are about 1" apart, and are about 1" from the "round" u shaped ground.

Tim Zowada
03-22-2011, 05:41 PM
Geez Tim, I can't believe people aren't all over your offer!!!! Is anyone paying attention?

Warren, It seems like nobody cares... : ) That's fine. I'm coming anyway!

So, what would you like me to do (if anything)?

Tim Z.

UnConundrum
03-22-2011, 09:05 PM
Tim, I'm sure they're interested, just early yet. I'd predict a pretty good turn out :)

First off, I'd like you to come and have a good time. As to demo wise.... I guess you could put your head together with Dave and the other knife makers coming and see what's left out, or... whatever is your favorite part of knife making..

JBroida
03-22-2011, 09:16 PM
I'm always interested to learn more about heat treating, what happens to the steel, etc... i dont know what kind of demo could be done, but i'm really excited to be there again this year

sudsy9977
03-22-2011, 09:19 PM
tim.....a few things.....

1)i really hope i can make it this year, i'd love to finally meet you.....i have always heard great things about you and your knifemaking

2)i think i would listen to you read from the dictionary......anything you talk about in regard to knifemaking-people should stop and listen

3)i still think about knives in the past that i just missed out on.....one was a small hunter/edc type knife u made.....it was on a dealers site and sold before i could get there......one of the others on the list was a blade by don fogg-you're in good company!

UnConundrum
03-22-2011, 09:58 PM
What kind of cake you baking this year Ryan?

Audi's or knives
03-23-2011, 12:31 AM
Crap, I have prior obligations that day but would have loved to come to this event looks like it would be an awesome time. Someone take plenty of pics and perhaps vid's of the demonstrations for us that can't attend.
Thanks

ecchef
03-23-2011, 12:09 PM
Well it looks like I won't make this one either. :crying:

Hopefully starting a new job May 1st.:ggodjob:

In Okinawa.:outtahere:

sudsy9977
03-23-2011, 01:54 PM
What kind of cake you baking this year Ryan?




don't u know i'm retired?......ryan

Dave Martell
03-23-2011, 02:03 PM
Well it looks like I won't make this one either. :crying:

Hopefully starting a new job May 1st.:ggodjob:

In Okinawa.:outtahere:


Okinawa? Well then we'll have to excuse you but you'll be missed....again. :)

UnConundrum
03-23-2011, 06:39 PM
Hell no Dave. He can fly in....

Dave Martell
03-24-2011, 02:23 PM
ECG - ECG - ECG! Come on May! :jumpy:

moggi1964
03-25-2011, 09:31 AM
Having attended a couple of these I can tell you that it is a brilliant gathering of very hospitable folks.

Warren is a slave to the kitchen but what comes out of there takes my mind off the (momentary) guilt I feel :rolleyes2:

With so many demo's this year I have to say that this may be the best year yet.

My wife and son will be coming again, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves last time (even with Iain's unexpected dip in the fish pond :cool2:)

We are looking forward to seeing some familiar and some new faces; even Ryan's :eek2: :razz:

mattrud
03-25-2011, 10:50 AM
I will figure it out but i am definitely going to be there. Jon's coming back in, Butch, now Tim Zowada, o yea and the rest of you guys ;)

I will be there no worries about that, plus I will have a few new toys to show off!

l r harner
03-26-2011, 12:30 AM
i might hav eto talk kelly into bringing the kids out for the day but you can bet i ll drive out as im hanging out wit tim and dell and dave asl long as i can

JBroida
03-26-2011, 02:59 AM
its official... flights, hotel, and car booked :)

UnConundrum
03-26-2011, 09:18 AM
Jon, feel free to ship any product ups early. Easier than dealing with airport

Dave Martell
03-26-2011, 10:21 AM
its official... flights, hotel, and car booked :)

:thumbsup:

mattrud
03-26-2011, 01:56 PM
Yes Jon!!!!

Eamon Burke
03-26-2011, 09:02 PM
YOU GUYS MAKE ME FEEL SO LEFT OUT!!!

I'm supposed to be in the land of knife crazy people, and it's a wasteland over here!

Maybe next year after I hit the big time.

JBroida
03-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Jon, feel free to ship any product ups early. Easier than dealing with airport

Thats a great idea and i appreciate the offer... i may indeed do this. I'm really looking forward to this year... so many talented people showing up... i couldnt resist ;)

apicius9
03-26-2011, 09:28 PM
I gotta check with my friends in Germany. If I am lucky, they are getting divorced and cancel their trip so that I can come also... :ohmy:

Stefan

Dave Martell
03-26-2011, 09:52 PM
I gotta check with my friends in Germany. If I am lucky, they are getting divorced and cancel their trip so that I can come also... :ohmy:

Stefan


:happy2:

MikeZ
03-27-2011, 10:52 PM
I have a feeling Marko and I are going to be attending this year...

MikeZ
03-27-2011, 10:55 PM
i might hav eto talk kelly into bringing the kids out for the day but you can bet i ll drive out as im hanging out wit tim and dell and dave asl long as i can

u drunk there butch?.. i know i am :)

l r harner
03-28-2011, 08:07 AM
na
also seems that the kids have soccer games on sat morning and till they could make the trip out it woudl be a bit late. so its jsut me at this point

Marko Tsourkan
03-28-2011, 09:18 PM
I have a feeling Marko and I are going to be attending this year...

You have the keys.

Dave Martell
03-29-2011, 07:08 PM
Is it May yet? :lol2:

UnConundrum
03-29-2011, 09:25 PM
Ya know, no one has talked about Friday night yet.....

l r harner
03-29-2011, 11:07 PM
i ll be talking to del and tim seeing what all is going to be gooing on before Saturday comes

bcarr
03-30-2011, 11:38 AM
Please count me in!

UnConundrum
03-30-2011, 11:41 AM
A reminder, if you're coming, please sign up HERE (http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7900027/PA/Bechtelsville/ECG-East-Coast-Gathering/Prince-Law-Offices-P-C/)

Dave Martell
03-30-2011, 04:11 PM
Please count me in!


Cool, you'll love it Bob :)

WildBoar
03-30-2011, 04:51 PM
We can't drive up until after work Friday, so we'll have to pass on whatever the event is that evening (again :( ). Any 'after parties' on Sunday? I don't think we're driving back until Monday. We'll hit Reading Terminal and Little Italy area on the way back home and stock up on some things :ovg:

Dave Martell
03-30-2011, 04:59 PM
David's in! :woot:

Dave Martell
03-30-2011, 05:04 PM
Hey Warren, maybe you'll need to get another refrigerator? :happy2:

MikeZ
04-01-2011, 12:12 AM
So im thinking... I am no knife maker so I can't bring any of my knives but I sure as heck am going to try to bring so food or something for you guys :)

Dave Martell
04-02-2011, 11:02 AM
Just a note for those reading this who may not be aware....this isn't an exclusive invitation only event - it's an everyone is welcome to come event. :) All that Warren asks is that you sign up beforehand so that he has a head count for food prep.


PS - Is it May yet? :excited:

l r harner
04-02-2011, 10:03 PM
was at an imp stout brewign today for 7 hours and man it seems liek its going to be killer i am so ready for more good food and drink

UnConundrum
04-02-2011, 10:08 PM
You think I don't have enough refrigeration ???? C'mon.....

You don't have to bring anything (except for the cake Ryan's baking)

apicius9
04-03-2011, 11:52 AM
All that Warren asks is that you sign up beforehand so that he has a head count for food prep.
PS - Is it May yet? :excited:

Why does Warren need a head count if he will make food for a few hundred people anway? :D

Stefan

l r harner
04-03-2011, 08:10 PM
its so he knows how much mango salsa to make. thats right i said it i knwo someone had to :)

Dave Martell
04-03-2011, 09:27 PM
His famous homemade salsa? :biggrin2:

Delbert Ealy
04-03-2011, 11:50 PM
Mango salsa? I know you said warren makes good food, but thats something I have never tried. I'm looking forward to it. I wish my apetite was bigger.

Dave Martell
04-04-2011, 10:09 AM
Mango salsa? I know you said warren makes good food, but thats something I have never tried. I'm looking forward to it. I wish my apetite was bigger.


Warren is a great cook but the salsa he can't claim, it's a funny story that I'll have to tell you sometime. :)

UnConundrum
04-04-2011, 07:55 PM
Quit messing with my salsa Dave! or..... or...... NO SALSA FOR YOU!

Dave Martell
04-04-2011, 09:49 PM
We know who to talk to to get "your" salsa. :razz:

Dave Martell
04-12-2011, 06:48 PM
Come on May - get here already will ya! :biggrin:

Delbert Ealy
04-12-2011, 11:45 PM
Dave,
Don't wish away the time, you can't get it back after its gone and wishing yourself older is not what you want. :headbonk:

I need that time to get some stuff done, don't rush me :viking:

l r harner
04-13-2011, 10:11 AM
did Kieth Bagley get in touch he is also planning on comming out (another knife maker:) )

UnConundrum
04-14-2011, 08:42 PM
Yeah, give Del plenty of time to make "preparations" ...

mattrud
04-15-2011, 12:31 PM
I guess this question goes out to the makers. But I was wondering if you guys were planning on bringing so knives either just to show off or to sell. I would love to see some of all of your stuff in person.

Delbert Ealy
04-16-2011, 09:00 AM
I guess this question goes out to the makers. But I was wondering if you guys were planning on bringing so knives either just to show off or to sell. I would love to see some of all of your stuff in person.

Matt,
I plan to bring as many knives as I can get done before the gathering, and yes I will be offering my wares for sale.

Dave Martell
04-16-2011, 04:42 PM
I hope to bring a knife that I made but I'm thinking that there's no way in hell that I'll have anything for sale. I'll just be happy to have something to share.

ecchef
04-16-2011, 07:16 PM
Well, looks like I'm gonna miss another one. Sign me up for 2013. I should be back by then.

Salty dog
04-17-2011, 05:42 AM
If the weather is nice I might show up on my "Barbie Dream Camper".

MikeZ
05-04-2011, 05:34 PM
oh great... so now i have to bring cash with me to buy knives too lol

Jim
05-04-2011, 06:02 PM
I hope to bring a knife that I made but I'm thinking that there's no way in hell that I'll have anything for sale. I'll just be happy to have something to share.

Woooo!

Potato42
05-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Ever since the first one I've vowed to be back every year, and something always gets in the way. Unfortunately this year seems to be no different as I don't have the funds to make it up :( Unless someone else from NC wants to bring me along.

BTW I have a bunch of pictures I took from the 2008 gathering. I don't have them online anywhere, but if there is interest I can put some of them here. I also still have some shirts... Anyone still wear their ECG 2008 shirt?

Salty dog
05-04-2011, 11:28 PM
Just dropped a bunch of dough on a "Tour Pac" for my motorcycle in anticipation of the trip. I expect to be there Friday unless it gets nasty. Put me down for dinner!

Marko Tsourkan
05-05-2011, 12:48 AM
I too hope to make a knife by then, should I not, I will just show up empty-handed.

BTW, I visited Aldo today (got some steel). Did anybody invite him to ECG?

M

Dave Martell
05-06-2011, 09:51 PM
Only a few weeks left until ECG! If you plan on coming and haven't yet signed up please do ASAP. Thanks!

Sign Up HERE (http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/7900027/PA/Bechtelsville/ECG-East-Coast-Gathering/Prince-Law-Offices-P-C/;_ylt=Av6LnbjoOPcnwjL3zcXQfFOea80F;_ylu=X3oDMTE0bj E4ZmJvBF9wAzEEcGlkA0UtNzkwMDAyNwRwb3MDMgRzZWMDaG1l bXlmcg--;_ylv=3)

RRLOVER
05-06-2011, 10:38 PM
I too hope to make a knife by then, should I not, I will just show up empty-handed.

BTW, I visited Aldo today (got some steel). Did anybody invite him to ECG?

M

When I was ordering some steel I mentioned the ECG,I hope I can make it.

MikeZ
05-16-2011, 12:51 AM
Is it kosher to even ask this..? How 420 friendly is ecg? :beer:

Salty dog
05-16-2011, 01:02 AM
No, it's not.

MikeZ
05-16-2011, 01:32 AM
I told Aldo about it as well as offered him a ride a few weeks ago.


I too hope to make a knife by then, should I not, I will just show up empty-handed.

BTW, I visited Aldo today (got some steel). Did anybody invite him to ECG?

M

Aldo Bruno
05-16-2011, 07:45 AM
How could I not hang around a bunch of cooks,cooking and playing with knives!! I'll be there! If any of you need something as far as steel is concerned you let me know. I'll be bring out a bunch of stuff. (And my appetite!)

Aldo

Dave Martell
05-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Is it kosher to even ask this..? How 420 friendly is ecg? :beer:


No, the ECG is NOT 420 friendly. It is gathering of people from all walks of life that is hosted by a local businessman at both his home and place of business. No illegal activity will be tolerated on any level.

Cadillac J
05-16-2011, 01:31 PM
Damn, I would love to make it out to ECG this year--just pulled directions from the site and its about a 10-hour drive.

But I have a wedding the following weekend, and then Vegas trip two weeks after that, so not sure if I'll have extra loot for that weekend.

I'll make a decision this week.

UnConundrum
05-16-2011, 01:39 PM
The food is free at the ECG

That should become our "mantra." makes it a cheaper weekend.

moggi1964
05-16-2011, 07:04 PM
What the hell is "420 friendly"?

I'm a Brit so I actually speak a proper language :Ooooh:

:razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz:

rockbox
05-16-2011, 07:36 PM
What the hell is "420 friendly"?

I'm a Brit so I actually speak a proper language :Ooooh:

:razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz::razz:

Its slang for cannabis.

l r harner
05-17-2011, 12:21 AM
caution im getting ready to rant
preface to say i could care less if you wantot burn a roach thats your deal



Is it kosher to even ask this..? How 420 friendly is ecg? :beer:

i will better quote this

"wow this it is great that you are having a free to come get together on you property where i can talk with knife makers /users and look not only at high end blades but also boards and stones. the thing is i cant go more then a day without smoking pot (not legal in PA ) so would you mind if i broke a law on you land and if i was to get busted i dont care how it looks for you or your family/livelyhood (dont worrie it will be ok )"

maybe better to think about this if you were to get in trouble (even if it is slim chances ) you also get his name in onit too and that can cost (let alone joshes class III) work. also while i liek beer a bunch maybe you need to look at things a bit if you cant make it 24 hours with burning one i seem to have no problem skipping a drink for jsut one day (ooooo the horror)


oo and since you have been warned before abot postign about your smoking do you think that a group of ppl that love knives and other fun stuff that there are no cops in the group that you are touting that you smoke

MikeZ
05-17-2011, 12:23 AM
jeeze.. so much for trying to keep it on the D\L nice shout out there rock lol... maybe some alchohol?I would like to bring\do something to contribute or share. Can I bring some of my (legally) infused vodka or mezcal to share..?

mattrud
05-17-2011, 12:33 AM
Ok I may have some bad news. I may not be able to make it. I am waiting on confirmation but my boss is taking his 4th vacation of the year(I have had 0), and it happens to fall during that week. Even though I requested off that weekend months ago. I am pretty fuming right now. Nothing is confirmed but the outlook looks dark

JBroida
05-17-2011, 01:08 AM
Ok I may have some bad news. I may not be able to make it. I am waiting on confirmation but my boss is taking his 4th vacation of the year(I have had 0), and it happens to fall during that week. Even though I requested off that weekend months ago. I am pretty fuming right now. Nothing is confirmed but the outlook looks dark

Man thats rough... hopefully you can make it, but i totally get it if you're stuck at work. I wish i had more time for a trip down to NYC. Damn

mattrud
05-17-2011, 01:26 AM
Obviously I held in my anger during this conversation becuase they do not get it and what I am supposed to do tell him to go f*CK himself. But I am really angry about this.

rockbox
05-17-2011, 01:27 AM
jeeze.. so much for trying to keep it on the D\L nice shout out there rock lol... maybe some alchohol?I would like to bring\do something to contribute or share. Can I bring some of my (legally) infused vodka or mezcal to share..?

D\L? Silverhaze420?:happy2::happy2:

Dave Martell
05-17-2011, 01:31 AM
Can I bring some of my (legally) infused vodka or mezcal to share..?


Infused with what?

Dave Martell
05-17-2011, 01:31 AM
Obviously I held in my anger during this conversation becuase they do not get it and what I am supposed to do tell him to go f*CK himself. But I am really angry about this.


Matt, this sucks..... :(

JohnnyChance
05-17-2011, 01:37 AM
Ok I may have some bad news. I may not be able to make it. I am waiting on confirmation but my boss is taking his 4th vacation of the year(I have had 0), and it happens to fall during that week. Even though I requested off that weekend months ago. I am pretty fuming right now. Nothing is confirmed but the outlook looks dark

4th of the year? It's not even June! Sounds like some clowns I have worked for.

mattrud
05-17-2011, 02:05 AM
I am not referring to this calendar year more a year from his next vacation to the previous year of that day. But Still!!!!

Salty dog
05-17-2011, 07:26 AM
Bummer. Look at it as something to strive for.

It could be worse. You could have a boss that takes off everyday that's sunny and over 70 degrees.:D

The BoardSMITH
05-17-2011, 08:00 AM
I find it hard to comprehend that someone is asking to come to Warren's house to purposly break the law, endangering the host reputation and other attendees by wanting to smoke a joint. HOW CRUDE! Remember, Warren is an officer of the court and required to enforce the laws of the state.

Want to smoke a joint, stay home!

mano
05-17-2011, 09:33 AM
I emailed Dave to ask if it was acceptable to smoke a cigar with the thought of bringing along some for others. He said he hadn't noticed anyone smoking anything in past ECG's so that means "no" to me.

JBroida
05-17-2011, 02:00 PM
I emailed Dave to ask if it was acceptable to smoke a cigar with the thought of bringing along some for others. He said he hadn't noticed anyone smoking anything in past ECG's so that means "no" to me.

honestly, now that i think of it, you're right. I dont remember anyone smoking... but thats just so weird to me... you cant get 2 chefs together without one of them smoking... and when i was in Japan, all but one knifemaker i met smoked ;) I guess the guys that go to the ECG are just a healthier bunch ;)

l r harner
05-17-2011, 03:54 PM
im far from a health nut
i jsut dont think theres time to smoke with all the talking and eating :)

JBroida
05-17-2011, 04:14 PM
im far from a health nut
i jsut dont think theres time to smoke with all the talking and eating :)

solid point

UnConundrum
05-17-2011, 05:22 PM
There will be several off duty members of law enforcement in attendance.

I have no problem with cigars or cigarettes (actually, that's your problem), but I ask that you respect others and the property. Smoke in areas away from non-smoking attendees and don't throw any residue on the ground. We have a new little puppy who will pick up anything she finds.

UnConundrum
05-17-2011, 05:29 PM
Butch, here's a picture of the 220 plug I had installed. If you need any adapters or extension cords, please post your needs as there are members willing to help out. This is installed behind the pergola.

http://gallery.me.com/unconundrum/100002/IMG_0327/web.jpg?ver=13056677820001

l r harner
05-17-2011, 05:59 PM
i ll make that work thanks for the picture
BTW called Carpenter steel today and might beable to get one or 2 of them to show up so they can see what we want in steel

not sure if i can also make a field trip to ther plant happen on friday but i will keep those that could make it informed

Salty dog
05-18-2011, 02:35 AM
There will be several off duty members of law enforcement in attendance.

I have no problem with cigars or cigarettes (actually, that's your problem), but I ask that you respect others and the property. Smoke in areas away from non-smoking attendees and don't throw any residue on the ground. We have a new little puppy who will pick up anything she finds.

Oh boy. I can deal with not smoking my cigs but I can't deal with cops.

I appreciate the heads up. I hope everyone has a good time.
(Don't get me wrong, this isn't about any other issue. I just don't like cops. I understand some people do and that's ok)

Salty dog
05-18-2011, 02:42 AM
The pisser is I dropped 2 grand on touring equipment. :angry1:

It will most likely be put to good use. Panaca?

rockbox
05-18-2011, 02:50 AM
I'm with you on that one. I hate cops. I had coworkers who were former cops, and the stories they would tell me made me hate them even more. Ther is something about the job that attracts d bags or turns normal into d bags.



Oh boy. I can deal with not smoking my cigs but I can't deal with cops.

I appreciate the heads up. I hope everyone has a good time.
(Don't get me wrong, this isn't about any other issue. I just don't like cops. I understand some people do and that's ok)

rockbox
05-18-2011, 02:51 AM
The pisser is I dropped 2 grand on touring equipment. :angry1:

It will most likely be put to good use. Panaca?

Remember the speed limit in panaca is 20 mph.

Salty dog
05-18-2011, 02:55 AM
Barbie Dream Camper looks good going slow!

BTW, my wife who is the most perfect women in the world hates them to.

WildBoar
05-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Well, I have to say there were no issues with any of the attendees last year. It was a nice low-key event. Everyone was friendly, the food was good, and you could go shoot a million holes in some targets if you felt so inclined to walk 1/10 mile up the hill. This year will be even better, with the addition of more knife and steel guys.

UnConundrum
05-18-2011, 09:11 AM
BTW, if anyone wants to camp overnight, please let me know. We have two different possible sites depending on needs (no charge of course)

l r harner
05-18-2011, 09:29 AM
in the knife world i have to bet that there are more police and military then any other group (and yes the 10% that are asshats make alot of good ppl look bad )

rockbox
05-18-2011, 10:05 AM
in the knife world i have to bet that there are more police and military then any other group (and yes the 10% that are asshats make alot of good ppl look bad )

I have no problem with military. My best friend who got me into higher end knives was in Marine Recon with Allen Elisherwitz. I just have had problems with "most" police people I've known including family members and coworkers. Maybe its the fact that they are conditioned to look for the worst in people that turns me off. Its a personal thing and I surely don't want or expect people to feel the way I do about cops.

Jim
05-18-2011, 11:29 AM
Warren has opened his home at a great expense, financial,as well as time and effort to accommodate this community, out of respect for that effort I am asking that we stay on point here in this thread.

rockbox
05-18-2011, 11:38 AM
Warren has opened his home at a great expense, financial,as well as time and effort to accommodate this community, out of respect for that effort I am asking that we stay on point here in this thread.


Point taken Jim. Didn't mean to derail the thread.

SpikeC
05-18-2011, 01:25 PM
The thing about off duty law types is unfortunate. In my experience you can't tell who they are unless you ask them. In civilian clothes they usually look like regular people!

l r harner
05-18-2011, 01:47 PM
warren am mi goig to be mounting the grinder in the /off the back of my truck or do you want me3 to put it on a table (i want to make sure its about the same hight as it is in my shopso grinding is now different for me

Dave Martell
05-18-2011, 03:40 PM
Butch, we'll have those heavy duty folding tables on hand that we have every year, you could clamp to them if you like. Do you think the height would be the same as you're used to though?

JBroida
05-18-2011, 03:46 PM
man... i'm so stoked for this year... so much cool stuff going on

Dave Martell
05-18-2011, 03:54 PM
man... i'm so stoked for this year... so much cool stuff going on


How many tables will you need Jon?

UnConundrum
05-18-2011, 04:58 PM
Butch, not sure I understand. If you're asking if it's ok to drive your pickup to where the power is, yes, that's fine. Just be here early enough that you don't have to drive around anyone's tables, etc. Boy I hope this rain stops and it can dry out a bit.

Eamon Burke
05-18-2011, 05:21 PM
UUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHH

The amazing stuff going on, everyone's gonna be there doing everything...the other day I told my wife that I know I can't make it this year, but I HAVE to go next year, and she asked about how sober people are at ECG. It's good to know that it's actually a legal, functional event!

Next year. I will be there.

JBroida
05-18-2011, 05:23 PM
How many tables will you need Jon?

i think i can get by with just 1, but i'll take 2 if i can get them... i dont know how much i'll be able to bring with me and i dont want to go crazy sending so much stuff over just to have to send it back. So we'll see...

UnConundrum
05-18-2011, 05:27 PM
BTW, we do usually have a 1/4 barrel on tap :)

l r harner
05-18-2011, 07:19 PM
ok then if its not too big a deal i would liek to mount it to the bed of the dakota as i would push a folding table around then grinding

Dave Martell
05-18-2011, 07:26 PM
i think i can get by with just 1, but i'll take 2 if i can get them... i dont know how much i'll be able to bring with me and i dont want to go crazy sending so much stuff over just to have to send it back. So we'll see...

I'll have 2 for you.

JBroida
05-18-2011, 08:22 PM
sweet... thanks

Dave Martell
05-19-2011, 12:09 AM
Only 10 more days!!! :headbang:

l r harner
05-19-2011, 12:41 AM
looks liek we can get a few guys on a field trip top carpanter steel if we got early friday (i ll get moer info but who is intereested in this )

Dave Martell
05-19-2011, 12:51 AM
looks liek we can get a few guys on a field trip top carpanter steel if we got early friday (i ll get moer info but who is intereested in this )


I doubt that I'll be able to go Butch.

mattrud
05-19-2011, 01:42 AM
STOP TALKING ABOUT IT!!!! Jon is going to have two tables!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHH these A** HOLES owe me big time for covering!

JohnnyChance
05-19-2011, 01:53 AM
No luck getting your day off back Mattrud?

Dave Martell
05-19-2011, 02:26 AM
Matt, is it time to move on to a new job? :D

JBroida
05-19-2011, 02:43 AM
do you guys realize matt has a job that most chefs would kill for? hell, it even has me thinking ;)

mattrud
05-19-2011, 03:50 AM
I requested the day off a while ago, but stuff happens and what are you going to do. I love my job with all its ups and downs. I am holding out a glimmer of hope, but I am being realistic. You guys can always come visit me!

Dave Martell
05-19-2011, 11:23 AM
do you guys realize matt has a job that most chefs would kill for? hell, it even has me thinking ;)


Yeah but there's always someplace else.....like being a prep for RR :D

JohnnyChance
05-20-2011, 02:38 AM
I have never been to a gathering before, so I dont know if this is standard operating procedure...but is someone bringing a case of onions or something for everyone to go to town on? Myself and I am sure others work in restaurants and could maybe help bring some produce or whatnot to chop up. Maybe we can make 100 gallons of onion soup afterwards.

UnConundrum
05-20-2011, 07:00 AM
I think we had "stuff" to cut the first year, but no one seemed to bother. I even had a case of whole chickens for folks to try out their debas... We'll have about 40# of beef for anyone to test ;) but hopefully that will be tender. I could easily pick up a 50# bag of onions if everyone would like.

JBroida
05-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Ok guys, as the time is getting closer, i'm starting to think about what stuff to bring with me. This year i'm going to be sending stuff ahead of time so i want to know if there are any specific things you would like to see/have around for purchace.

I'm already planning on bringing a bunch of stones to play with (including most if not all of our gesshin lineup) and some of my personal knives for you guys to see in person (including a gesshin hide yanagiba, my Konosuke HD, a prototype suji we have, and some of the Gesshin Ginga line). Anything else i should bring/send?

I have limited space, so i just want to make sure i really have the things you guys want.

Thanks.

-Jon

P.S. Feel free to PM me with specific requests of things you want to see/try out (if possible)

PierreRodrigue
05-20-2011, 09:45 PM
Hey Jon, could you make a little detour my way and maybe stuff me in a duffle? Wish I could get there!

Smarcus
05-22-2011, 07:09 PM
I just want to say that I cannot attend. I signed up but unfortunately I am out of luck. Really was looking forward to meeting everyone in person but it just ain't gonna happen this year. I have not been able to unsign up on the event site.

regards,

Sean

Dave Martell
05-22-2011, 07:12 PM
Oh man bummer.....we're loosing more and more. :(

mattrud
05-22-2011, 07:17 PM
I just got my schedule for this week. Yea no way I am making it. In fact I might just sleep at the restaurant this week. HAHAHAHA, I am gonna miss you guys. Take plenty of pictures guys!

Dave Martell
05-22-2011, 09:57 PM
That sucks :(

l r harner
05-23-2011, 07:58 AM
im still comming even if i have ot sleep in the truck and keep a cap on it so i can still put on a grinding demo :)

WildBoar
05-23-2011, 11:18 AM
I'll have two peole with me. Can probably drag along a couple more, but they will not care about knives, cutting boards, forging, etc. But they can help eat the food and keep the dogs entertained :hungry:

Bill T
05-23-2011, 07:24 PM
I'm coming . Looking forward to meeting you folks and seeing some of these knives ..

mano
05-23-2011, 07:50 PM
Wife (to our 20 year-old son): "Guess where your dad is going on Saturday? To the knife jamboree."

Son: "Oh yeah, that sword sharpening thing."

Delbert Ealy
05-23-2011, 08:09 PM
I'm coming too! So far I have 6 knives and one petty blade done, and now that the kids are in bed I'm going to work on some more.

UnConundrum
05-23-2011, 09:43 PM
Remember Del, the host gets first pick ;)

Delbert Ealy
05-23-2011, 11:00 PM
Remember Del, the host gets first pick ;)



Sure, but you might want to help me unpack Just to make sure ;)

l r harner
05-23-2011, 11:14 PM
del what time you think you might be here on friday as i need to see if a carpenter trip can be made or not looks liek you and me and maybe deker if time works out (but was not sure on your time )
i hav eot go up to pick up some steel but if no one wants amill tour i ll jsut go my self

Delbert Ealy
05-23-2011, 11:20 PM
del what time you think you might be here on friday as i need to see if a carpenter trip can be made or not looks liek you and me and maybe deker if time works out (but was not sure on your time )
i hav eot go up to pick up some steel but if no one wants amill tour i ll jsut go my self

Butch,
What time are you planning on going, I know I'm leaving on thursday, but I don't know how close I'll get before I have to stop. (and I still have to clean and stock the car, not to mention finish some knives) ;)

I would love to see it if I can

l r harner
05-24-2011, 12:54 PM
was jsut at supergrit and got 50$ in grinding belts to go with the others i have in the shop to take out

Dave Martell
05-24-2011, 10:08 PM
4 days and counting down....

l r harner
05-24-2011, 10:15 PM
jsut picked up the plug to make the cord for the grinder and im stoked about getting there and working/eatiing ooo and showing off (4 steak knives are all buit finished to go with the tuna sword that is now sharp)

UnConundrum
05-24-2011, 10:20 PM
Butch, have you set a price on the "sword" yet? I can't wait to see it Saturday (or Friday :) )

We're starting to run out of storage room for all the food :)

l r harner
05-24-2011, 10:27 PM
i have in my mind the price and after talking with the proper ppl it seems to be just about right tho in a way its a slightly odd number (i ll tell you the story when i see you friday

moggi1964
05-25-2011, 07:49 PM
$7.36????

That would be odd but I'll still take it at that price :wink:

Ratton
05-25-2011, 10:20 PM
Hi All,

I am on my way, just put the first leg behind me, after 12 hours on the road!!!:eek2: More driving tomorrow!!!:knight:

l r harner
05-25-2011, 10:43 PM
i hav ethe grinder base built and now in the AM i ll be unbolting and then puttign the grinder in the truck and finishing the power cord (bopy i need the clean up the dust around the shop)

Tim Zowada
05-26-2011, 01:09 PM
I'm not sure if the word is out yet, but I won't be able to make it. My wife went to the Emergency Room with chest pains and trouble breathing. The doctors aren't sure what happened. I just feel I should stay close.

Delbert has offered to do my Damascus, Tamahagane, Wootz talk, if you guys want to hear it. Dave will also be bringing my first prototype Damascus Wa-Gyuto for you to play with.

I'm told that, "anticipation is half the fun". I hope that's true. I'm already looking forward to next year.

SpikeC
05-26-2011, 01:36 PM
Wow, really bad fortune. I hope it's not too serious. I can't be there because it is on the wrong coast.

Dave Martell
05-26-2011, 02:28 PM
I'm not sure if the word is out yet, but I won't be able to make it. My wife went to the Emergency Room with chest pains and trouble breathing. The doctors aren't sure what happened. I just feel I should stay close.

Delbert has offered to do my Damascus, Tamahagane, Wootz talk, if you guys want to hear it. Dave will also be bringing my first prototype Damascus Wa-Gyuto for you to play with.

I'm told that, "anticipation is half the fun". I hope that's true. I'm already looking forward to next year.


You'll be missed Tim but it's best that you stay home. I'll let the folks play with your knife. :)

Delbert Ealy
05-26-2011, 05:18 PM
I am on my way Guys

JBroida
05-27-2011, 03:27 AM
so not everything arrived here in LA in time for me to be able to send stuff ahead of time, but i just want to say this before i leave in the morning... we have 2 suitcases of kitchen knives and 1 hard case full of stones coming to philly with us ;)

Sadly, i just couldnt bring enough stones to sell them while i'm there, but instead, i brought my stones so everyone will have a chance to test them out and see what they are like ;)


Anyways, super excited for the weekend... see you guys on saturday

mattrud
05-27-2011, 04:04 AM
I will be thinking about you guys as I am serving 200+ dinners, have funs guys!!!

apicius9
05-27-2011, 04:38 AM
Sigh, I had a good day with my friends who flew in today, but still regret not being there. Have fun, guys. Warren, can you send leftovers to Hawaii? ;) - Just kidding, and I am saying this because you might be crazy enough to actually do that ;) next year we really have to talk about a live feed webcam.

Stefan

Dave Martell
05-27-2011, 12:57 PM
Bob Carr contacted me, he won;t be able to make the ECG this year. :(

moggi1964
05-27-2011, 01:05 PM
I best stop eating now so I can make up for all the folk who can't make it tomorrow :)

Well we can tell them all about it afterwards and they can spend a whole year planning to be at the next one.

Hoping Tim's wife is okay and on the road to recovery quickly.

WildBoar
05-27-2011, 05:16 PM
I did not see a start time on the sign-up web site. What time are the doughnuts coming out of the fryer? :hungry:

Pensacola Tiger
05-27-2011, 05:49 PM
Sigh, I had a good day with my friends who flew in today, but still regret not being there. Have fun, guys. Warren, can you send leftovers to Hawaii? ;) - Just kidding, and I am saying this because you might be crazy enough to actually do that ;) next year we really have to talk about a live feed webcam.

Stefan

Do you mean "live feed" as in pictures, or "live feed" as in food? :rolleyes2:

mhlee
05-27-2011, 05:55 PM
Is "smell-o-vision" an option?

JohnnyChance
05-27-2011, 06:18 PM
I did not see a start time on the sign-up web site. What time are the doughnuts coming out of the fryer? :hungry:

Yes, I am driving in that morning, what is a good time to arrive?

Dave Martell
05-27-2011, 07:24 PM
I shouldn't speak for Warren but I always do.... :D

I tell people between 9:30-10:00

Potato42
05-27-2011, 08:49 PM
My tummy is already sad I'm not going:(

moggi1964
05-27-2011, 09:26 PM
We should get there around 11am just in time to say hello and pour a drop of wine to go with lunch :headbang:

rockbox
05-27-2011, 09:29 PM
You guys should put up a web cam for those us that can't make it.

Dave Martell
05-28-2011, 07:32 AM
I can't believe that we don;t have a link to monitor the cooking of the roasts.....Warren is slipping.

moggi1964
05-28-2011, 08:15 AM
You guys should put up a web cam for those us that can't make it.

.......but then you would know the truth behind the 'indoctrination into the unConumdrum cult' and wouldn't come next year.

Oops!, I may have let the cat out of the bag and now I will be forced to repent :headbonk:

WildBoar
05-28-2011, 08:21 AM
We're shooting for 10:00 am. Woohoo, ECG in less than 2 hours!

UnConundrum
05-28-2011, 09:31 AM
We're out of bed and ready for everyone :) Donuts on the plate !!!!!

UnConundrum
05-28-2011, 12:53 PM
I just ran into the house for my checkbook :) You guys are missing a great time. Still a good bit to go if you want to run over :) Del's knives are beautiful. A local Damascus maker made a surprise visit with some of his goods, Bob Eggerling (www.eggerlingdamascus.com). Butch has his tuna sword, and of course Jon has a wonderful display. Still time, plenty of food ....