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Bad Steven Ketchen <spketch> MIA: Overbooked? Off the grid? Lost his phone? What's up?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by PeteyTwoPointOne, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    Perhaps if he's not banned again he *might* chime in and let us know... Something...
  2. Ernest Wohleb

    Ernest Wohleb

    Jul 16, 2017
    Outstanding CF1969... good looking Millie... now I continue to hold my breath.
    cf1969 likes this.
  3. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    He has everyones personal contact information so the "Ban" has nothing to do with the silence.
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  4. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Yes...BF ban certainly doesn't extend to personal email, cell phone calls, txt msgs., or even snail mail.

    Impossible to say where we'd be on the alternate timeline if the law didn't get involved...but I 100% believe I'd be sitting here whistlin' Dixie, several hundred $$$ in the hole.
  5. Ernest Wohleb

    Ernest Wohleb

    Jul 16, 2017
    Well knock me flat out cold...went to the mailbox and lo and behold a package from Mr. Ketchen... now I see why everyone raved about his work.

    I never did receive a shipping notice on my dashboard.

    Steve sent along a brief note apologizing about the delay... and somewhat left scratching my head some grass tweed micarta for scales on my Gayle Bradley Original. Not sure what to do with it as I have no idea on how to make scales.

    I will,post a picture latter this evening.. need my wife's help I do not do computer stuff very well.... I can sharpen the heck out of a knife, I can reload, I can track a wounded beast... but computers just mystify me.
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  6. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    ^ I resemble that remark :D

    VERY glad to hear you got your shipment! :thumbsup:
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  7. Ernest Wohleb

    Ernest Wohleb

    Jul 16, 2017
    Well folks I was going to post a picture of the work Steve did on my knife but can't figure out how to get the picture on this page.. my wife who is pretty computer savvy can't either... some suggestions or a quick how to would
    be appreciated.
  8. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    I’m not sure if unpaid members have the same interface, but if at the bottom of your REPLY box has “Upload a File,” start by clicking that.

    Awesome you were made whole!
  9. NickShabazz

    NickShabazz Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 10, 2014
    This is excellent news indeed. I hope, desperately, that Steve makes everybody whole, and through hard work and honest dealings, comes back to a place of respect in the forums and the community on the whole.
    MJ713, 50an6xy06r6n, bhyde and 2 others like this.
  10. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    1. Go here > http://postimages.org
    2. Click "choose images" and click your images
    3. Once it's done loading click the image, then right click it and either "Copy URL" or "Open in new tab" and then copy the text in the address bar
    4. Paste onto here, and put the [ IMG] [ / IMG ] tags around it (remove the spaces between the letters).
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  11. Ernest Wohleb

    Ernest Wohleb

    Jul 16, 2017
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  12. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
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  13. Ernest Wohleb

    Ernest Wohleb

    Jul 16, 2017
    No koa
  14. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Oh, wow. Bet that wood is even more iridescent in person!
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  15. hom76


    Nov 1, 2012
    I am really glad to see this thread is going to have a good ending.
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  16. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    I wasn't implying that at all. I meant that a public response would go a long way with all of those offering the olive branch. Breaking the silence from going dark would be a positive step. The temp ban expiring would allow him that opportunity.
  17. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    @Ernest Wohleb

    Soooo glad you got squared away Ernest!!!
    The knife looks amazing!
    Now Forget about this shitty disaster and go cut lotsa stuff brother!!!
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  18. Krippendorf

    Krippendorf Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2016
    I wanted to give an update.I received my knives and scales in the mail yesterday.I hadnt paid for anything but Steve still included the scales we were discussing about putting on them.They still have to be fitted.He also included a letter as well apologizing.

    I cant understand why Steve just dropped communication.I considered him a good friend and would have gladly gave him as much time as he needed.I know alot of people would have.It really puzzles me.
  19. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    We are all puzzled brother.
    I’m just glad you guys got your stuff back and maybe when he’s ready Steve will drop by to let us know what happened.

  20. joejeweler


    Jan 27, 2006
    I think we need to "right" your knife, so through the magic of editing (& making use of the shadow area)...... Presto Chango.... :)

    On a side note,...I really hope this doesn't turn out that Steve was ill, as he HAS worked with a lot of nasty scale stuff. I recently found out how,... with just a little Cocobolo sanding! :(

    About 5 days ago I used a 1/2" drum sander to add an easy opening slot, and a slight rounding of butt end of an old Schrade Walden 136 Hawkbill. I used just a simple hospital style paper mask, AND tried to hold my breath during the actual sanding part.

    But in the end my arms were itchy for a few days, even after several showers,..but more importantly,...my lungs have been irritated and I've been coughing regularly and bringing up some mucus also. I knew Cocobolo is one of the nasty woods to sand,..but I've done lots of G10 this way and so far no real problem with that. Gonna look into a respirator style mask soon for sure....

    BTW, I also ended up converting it to a Sheepsfoot blade. Because of all the previous sharpening done, had I wanted a proper Hawkbill it would have taken away much more metal. I added a half stop too, and a thicker 1/8" SS pivot while I had the blade out.

    Beefy folder now for sure, and rides at my hip in custom leather snap over sheath. Always ready for piecing together 3 sided Triangular priority mail boxes for my longer 46" and longer Titanium Walking Staffs...... :cool:
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
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