Noob Question for Fiddleback Fridays!

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by acruz2005, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. acruz2005

    acruz2005

    98
    Jan 26, 2016
    Hello all,

    I'm pretty new around here but have been reading up and doing my research! All the knives are beautiful and can't wait to get my hands on one! I've looked at many of the Friday posts and can't seem to see a pattern - is there a specific time that the post goes up or do we just have to keep stalking the page?

    I appreciate any insight!

    Ana
     
  2. Tekton

    Tekton

    Mar 8, 2015
    3pm est
     
  3. Case_XX

    Case_XX

    107
    Nov 18, 2009
    Preview usually goes up around 2:45. Be ready to post very quickly once the thread is unlocked at 3:00.
     
  4. crazyfingers

    crazyfingers

    953
    Oct 2, 2013
    If you read in the thread Well Its Friday Vance will post about the time they will list the post. Also watch for the Preview Of Fiddleback Friday the post will go live shortly there after. Most of the time but not all the time its between 2pm and 3pm. What style are you looking for? Hope this helps Chuck
     
  5. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    like Tek said..........i post the thread at some time around 2:30ish.....but then i "LOCK" it
    this allows everyone to get a preview of what is going to be available.

    At 3pm EST according to my Chromebook i unlock the existing thread and it is "live"
    there is a slight delay from the time "Preview" appears in the thread title & the time you can post in the thread.....if your computer allows you to post in the thread but it still says Preview..........post away

    Good Luck!
     
  6. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    BTW, I love the preview. It's awesome. Maybe think about making the preview lock an hour long to allow the new folks to do a little more research and googling. The discussions of late have made me realize that it's taken quite a while to get comfortable with the patterns and materials and there is a lot to digest especially when you throw in some shade tree materials....
     
  7. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks!

    i can do it earlier most times but am hesitant
     
  8. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    Just keep the unlock at 3:00 and it should stay fair and all. I just really like the fact that I no longer have to guess about the materials and model when I pre-write my "I'll take it" and have it ready to paste into the thread when it gets unlocked.
     
  9. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    i really appreciate the fact that the whole description is normally posted...........that helps tremendously
     
  10. Justarandomguy

    Justarandomguy

    72
    Oct 1, 2015
    Ana,

    Andy also will post images to his Fotki page before the FB Friday thread posts around 2:45. They go up a few at a time. You just have to check back every now and then during the day. http://public.fotki.com/FiddlebackForge/knives-15/page94.html It's a good way to get a quick look at the knives that will go in the shark tank that afternoon.
     
  11. Luca917

    Luca917

    Jan 10, 2016
    Read the "Law of the Sharks" sticky at the top of the Fiddleback Forum page. It has a ton of info that really helped me navigate. I was successful with two knives I wanted the first two times I tried, but I've missed out on others. It's tremendous fun!
     

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  12. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I would suggest perusing as many Fiddleback Friday threads as you can to get an idea of the Pattern, Handle, and Detail choices. It's also very possible what you want is in a past recent thread unsold as well.
     
  13. Kirkwood

    Kirkwood Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I think it's a good idea.. It would help some of the new guys who want more time to research and wouldn't hinder anyone else.
     
  14. acruz2005

    acruz2005

    98
    Jan 26, 2016
    Thank you guys for all the insight - it really helps! So that I understand correctly, we will be available to browse the "Preview" before it goes live around 3:00PM EST correct? I'm sooo ready - I really want a Nessmuk or a Hiking Buddy as my first. I can already tell that this is quickly going to become and addition as I am really into fixed blades!
     
  15. acruz2005

    acruz2005

    98
    Jan 26, 2016
    Thanks guys for all the insight! I'm hoping to get a Nessmuk or a Hiking Buddy as my first.
     
  16. Ifinditfunny

    Ifinditfunny

    134
    Jul 24, 2015
    I think they have stuff you can buy now if you don't want to wait till Friday. You'd have to call the office though. Not sure of the number.
     
  17. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    470-239-4263
    you can ask for me Phillip
     
  18. acruz2005

    acruz2005

    98
    Jan 26, 2016
    Still having the weird delay with my posts....
     
  19. Scotcha

    Scotcha

    Oct 25, 2013
    Better fix that before Friday [emoji1]
     
  20. acruz2005

    acruz2005

    98
    Jan 26, 2016
    I'm trying to. Been talking to the moderators all day. Pretty frustrating...
     

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