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DevinT
06-14-2012, 12:48 AM
We've had a string of vivitors here in Panaca over the last week, two of which are members of the board here.

Last Tuesday Dr. Sam Wise came up and spent a day and a half forging and making knives.

Thursday TK59 and Kalaeb came and visited for a few days. Tinh had a list of things that he wanted to do and get done. We did some forging and grinding, heat treating, handles etc.

This Tuesday knife maker Keith Ouye came by so that I would finish his damascus order. Inbetween all of those guys, knife makers Jim Sargent and Gary Powell dropped by for a half a day or so.

Professor Tinh ground a blade and did some sharpening inbetween cooking and waiting for his boiled egg to thaw.

Kakaeb (matt) ground most of a blade and we showed him how to make a wa handle. He already does some really nice western handles for Mark. Matt was a sprinter in college and had a time of 48 something seconds in the 400 meter, that's fast. He has an interesting job, ask him about it some time.

Professor Tinh did what he could to keep me from getting grouchy. We had a great time.

Matt got pulled over for doing 35 in a 25 while leaving Panaca. The officer asked him why he was in Panaca, he said that he was visiting a friend. The officer asked who the friend was and Matt said Devin Thomas. The officer told Matt to tell Devin that he just got you out of a ticket. hehe

Nobody was really lost, but somehow they ended up in the middle of no where.

Love and respect.

Hoss

VoodooMajik
06-14-2012, 03:41 AM
I'd love to spend a day with a maker as an extra set of hands or giving a small piece a shot. *cough* Pierre

Hope everyone had a great time!

Crothcipt
06-14-2012, 03:45 AM
sounds like a great time, even though you had a shop full. Glad to hear you have some pull with the cops.

The Edge
06-14-2012, 03:52 AM
I'm going to have to swing by one of these days. Glad everyone had a great time.

kalaeb
06-14-2012, 04:02 AM
A definate thank you to Devin and his family. Devin was ever patient and helpful. And although he wont admit it, a very hard worker. From 8 in the morning to 8 at night (with a small Siesta in the middle, something I think everyone should do) he opened his home and shop to us and allowed a glimpse of the mastery that comes from it.

Thank you again, I am going to try dropping your name to the police up here and see if it works. You never know how far your reach has spread.

obtuse
06-14-2012, 04:24 AM
Sounds like a great time!

knyfeknerd
06-14-2012, 07:17 AM
Any pics??? Sounds like a great time.

oivind_dahle
06-14-2012, 07:30 AM
pics or this didn't happen...

Mingooch
06-14-2012, 01:24 PM
second that, picts please.

El Pescador
06-14-2012, 01:29 PM
What happens in Panaca, stays in Panaca.

Deckhand
06-14-2012, 04:24 PM
Sounds like a really good time!
Found this on Wikipedia for Panaca,Nevada
The name "Panaca" comes from the Southern Paiute word "Pan-nuk-ker" which means "metal, money, wealth."

tk59
06-14-2012, 04:27 PM
From my perspective, it was Prof Devin showing a couple of noobs how it's done. I learned quite a bit. For example, I learned that I really need sell my car and get a TW90, lol. The knife stuff was lots of fun...so many cool toys to play with! It was also neat to see Devin's work, past (including some swords) and present (composite damascus), in various states of completion. I have to say the highlight of the visit was meeting the clan and storytelling (Devin is quite the storyteller.). I think we met everyone except his knifemaking daughter (kuh-list-uh). Thank you, Devin and Jackie and thanks also to John. He put in a lot of hours with us, as well, including starting at 7 am on Saturday.

RRLOVER
06-14-2012, 07:58 PM
I have a question......What is the hardest thing about making a knife:wink:

Crothcipt
06-14-2012, 07:59 PM
people watching over your shoulder? Selling the knife? Inquiring minds want to know.!

DevinT
06-14-2012, 09:30 PM
I have a question......What is the hardest thing about making a knife:wink:

Remembering where I set down my gloves and small tools.

Hoss

The Edge
06-14-2012, 09:39 PM
Remembering where I set down my gloves and small tools.

Hoss

:spitcoffee:

El Pescador
06-15-2012, 12:36 AM
Remembering where I set down my gloves and small tools.

Hoss


Thats why John's there!

tk59
06-15-2012, 01:26 AM
Thats why John's there!Hey, I found a couple things, too! :nunchucks:

Marko Tsourkan
06-15-2012, 02:28 AM
Remembering where I set down my gloves and small tools.

Hoss

I learned that one very well. Probably spend a quarter of my time looking for tools.

M

apicius9
06-15-2012, 06:13 AM
I learned that one very well. Probably spend a quarter of my time looking for tools.

M

LOL, same here, still working on it... :)

Stefan

Larrin
06-15-2012, 09:24 PM
I was there on Thursday.

Lefty
06-18-2012, 04:36 PM
This sounds awesome! I bet a lot was learned and eaten. :D

I'm also hoping to bang out a knife with a maker from here pretty soon. Devin, guys like you make this forum the best on the net!