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Quad-State 2012 Information at last!

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Quad-State info has been posted to the web at:

http://sofablacksmiths.org/conference2012/2012index.htm

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I ran into David Robertson today at an auction and he didn't mention he was a demonstrator at QS

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Thanks for the info, I just sent in my registration and booked my flight. I have not been since '83.
Can't wait.
Mike

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some years ago Glenn gave me a big IFORGEIRON banner, I think I might put it up at my site at the camping and tailgate area. It is a 4x5 foot paper banner. If you see it, stop by and introduce yourself and browse the goodies!

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It's Christmas time again. We will be there first thing Thruday morning. Me and John will have a load of 51/60 like always

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I have gone through my shop, I will be bringing shaping tools, hardies, a lot of tongs , 5 anvils, a stake set that has never been used and a stake plate, a small fly press, and a foot press, 2 benchtop cones, handled fullers, and handled swages, and maybe some wrought iron as well. Hope the weather holds...

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I haven't been in a few years and was looking forward to going this year. The demonstrator list looks good as well.

But I just got about 2 months work in the shop a week ago and have only 3 more weeks to finish it, I also have some product development that I have to finish as well. So looks like QS is out this year :( and the canoe trip I was hoping to do this fall will end up with snow falling if I get out.

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Taking four post vises, eight anvils, bunch of hammers and other assorted steel and items. I hope the springs on the truck hold out. Can't wait.

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This will be my first trip down there. Is it worth going on Friday, or do most people come down Saturday? I plan to be there Friday AM and shopping for a nicer anvil than what I currently have.... maybe a forge too ... and some tongs :D

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spent most of the day unloading from the Minnesota conference and loading for SOFA
We leave 5 am Wed trying to arrive to set up the tent before dark
couple hundred people there wed night but of course the conference dont start till Friday night but by Saturday morning some of the nice things may have sold a couple of times or more with a higher price each tiime.
Last year was the time to buy anvils as the guy from New Mexico or somewhere near there was not there buying anvils by the trailer load(s)
Only bringing the UMBA video library to sell (hint bring your list of what you already got so you dont get the same ones again)
Only bringing one bicycle anvil this trip saving space to buy more stuff

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Fred from South of Mountainair, NM. First Q-S he went to he bought 30 anvils and had to go buy a trailer to get them home. He doesn't smith; just likes anvils---built a pole barn just for them where he keeps them lined up on the concrete floor. They are safe and dry there and someday will probably hit the market again---perhaps NM won't be "anvil poor" then!

He generally shows up early and leaves before the conference gets started so anvils that come in later are still there.

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Looking forward to my FIRST QS event. Most people cannot believe I have never been there. Also looking forward to meeting lots of IFI and others. Leaving 500am Wednesday morning, getting there late afternoon. (Picking up a special Fisher item mentioned here last February, cannot wait).

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well we loaded 2 trucks full of heavy metal goodies today, I had to go put some extra air in the tires cause they were looking a bit squashed. we should get there about 3 or so, (Seldom and I), get the canvas tent up, some tables out and hopefully remember to put out the IFI banner, stop by and say hi, silver dodge pickup with a white cargo trailer, Seldom drives a red pickup truck. Stop by and share a tale or two!

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Crossed the Indiana border at 4 pm which became 5 pm. 600 miles down 200 to go.

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I'll be there on Friday only. I'll have out a big wool 'trade blanket' with lots of sets of tongs for sale, axes, and sundry other things out for everyone interest. I'll have some fine bluegrass music running on my portable XM satellite boom box behind me. When you hear the bluegrass ...you'll know it's me !! Stop by and introduce yourself. It's always great to put new faces with names.
Ohio Rusty

Purveyor/Blacksmith of
The Ohio Frontier Forge
S.E. Ohio

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This will be the first QS I miss in over a decade. The move and set up of the new shop is chewing up a ton of time and I need to be forging again by the first weekend of October. I will miss seeing all of you.

Patrick

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Patrick we were given some cooking apples at Church yesterday---I plan to bake a couple in your honour!

Adlai has already called and bragged about his oosic and hammer purchases; but said it was cold and wet this year...I was working in shorts and a short sleeved shirt down here.

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