I'll be down this year too, just made my reservations a few days ago. I hope things have been good around here on the forums, I'm certainly out of touch and for that I apologize - I miss you guys! It'll be good to see you all again and get caught up on things.
Thanks everybody, I appreciate it all.
Sorry to hear you won't be at the show! Next year for sure then. I hope you are doing great.
Thanks Preston. Yup, body is definitely feeling better these days. Hip replacement was probably a year or two overdue, and I'm glad to have it behind...
Just a few days away now.... I'm really looking forward to seeing everybody and catching up with you guys. Carl I'll definitely be by your table. I just talked with Rick and learned that he's not going to be able to make it. But Prom52 and Snowmonkey will, so that's a good trade! You guys...
Hey folks, I hope this finds everybody well. Here are some pics of recent woodworking projects Ive been on. All 4 have been in process at the same time, so progress has been relatively slow on any given one. But theyre wrapping up now just in time for Blade show! and that feels pretty...
I just bought my plane ticket so I'll be there too. It'll be great to see all you guys again. Sorry I've been awol around these parts for so long, it's been busy up here in the north. I hope everyone is doing great!
Sorry I haven't been around here much the past few months, I've been in a fast moving current of interesting changes. I'll try and get back more often and keep my foot in the door. The quick and dirty is I'm woodworking back in Boston with a friend (Kevin) who makes pretty large scale stuff...
Wow, lots of new models! You guys are kicking ass, which doesn't make sense since I'm not there. :D Allen, I really like the look of your inlander, and Chris your stuff is looking really crisp. Glad to see that things are going well for you guys.
The PT hasn't been too bad actually. Except for lunges. I cannot stand trying to do them when they tell me to. I think that will be the last range of motion to truly come back. I was also surprised at the relative lack of pain that came immediately after the surgery. Several folks said...
Sorry I've been completely awol lately! Things are going well. The hip is healing nicely and I'm walking better and farther every day. PT has been immensley helpful, and I started hitting the gym again over the weekend, although very lightly.
I had some bone density tests...
thanks everybody for the well wishes. Things continue to improve, although this is definitely no walk in the park. The bruising on my leg is chaotic now. It wasn't bad at all leaving the hospital, I guess all that blood needed a couple days to come to the surface. My folks are here taking...
I'm out of the hospital and things went very smoothly. PT guy said its possible I could be driving within 2 weeks, which would be great. Doc said that the cartilage was completely gone in the joint, so its been bone on bone for a while now. But not anymore! Now I'm part cyborg.
Thank you everybody for all of your kind words. It is really wonderful to read through all of these. As I'm a little pressed for time today I want to make a couple of simple points -
1. I will be at Blade show next year, and every year after that. It's one of my life goals to never miss...
It's not everyday you start a thread w/ that for the title, but that's where I'll be on Wednesday, getting my right hip replaced. I have a highly arthritic hip joint that has been plaguing me since I was 19. It's been a long time coming and I'm excited about the changes that a new one will...
I'm glad to hear it Andy. I was hoping yesterday went well for you and it sounds like it did. I don't think you'll have any trouble at all getting into the Guild, and in fact I think they'll be a better organization with you as one of their members.
You got it Swonut. Thank you!
All yours Cutchu. Thanks to you too!
Judy's knives are awesome. :D
Yes sir! We just got some of this material in. Cool stuff. Thanks!
All yours Bali! I love this Australian burl on knives. Thank you!
It is and it's all yours! Thanks.
Here's what remains -
Curly maple Toboggan
Ironwood Bear Cub
Black Ash Monarch
Curly Maple KE Bushie
Curly Mango Nessmuk
Yellowjacket Camp Knife
Thank you everybody...