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SOFA Quadstate 22-24 Sept 2017

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I wish I could convince the parents to haul me up there!

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Well Quad-State was a big thing *before* we had IFI meet-ups; and Dylan, it's 1500 miles each way for me to drive from New Mexico.  We're hoping for next year too as my surgery this year ate my off time.  

Y'all may think of having a camping group like the old Keenjunk---the blacksmith's virtual junkyard crew does.

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JHCC   

Bad news -- just found out I'm not going to be able to make it this year. Well, bad news for me, good news for the rest of you.

See y'all next year.

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I hope to make it next year too.  It's a bit of a drive from New Mexico and the TSA is so stuffy about carrying smithing stuff in your carry-on these days...

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The only time I can remember suffering while camping was a Cold, wet November backpacking trip. My last camping trip included a total ellipse. All fun, no suffer

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I'm looking forward to it. This will be somewhere around my fifth year. I don't have any big plans but it is fun to hang around and look at the material and tools for sale, attend the seminars, and look at the books for sale.

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Jim Coke   

Greetings all,

                 For the first time in 23 years I will not be able to go to SOFA... Duty calls and I must wear a new hat. blacksmith/nurse. I wish everyone a great time and I am already looking forward to next year.. 

Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim

                  

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Greetings all,

                 For the first time in 23 years I will not be able to go to SOFA... Duty calls and I must wear a new hat. blacksmith/nurse. I wish everyone a great time and I am already looking forward to next year.. 

Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim

                  

We will give you a full report with pictures.  Your spirit will be there.

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JHCC   
 

We're hoping for next year too as my surgery this year ate my off time.  

 

For the first time in 23 years I will not be able to go to SOFA... Duty calls and I must wear a new hat. blacksmith/nurse. I wish everyone a great time and I am already looking forward to next year.. 

 

I am not going this year. work is going to get in the way

I'm feeling less bad about not being able to make it -- next year's lookin' good!

 

 

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I skipped last year.  I had only missed 1 year in 17.  We were building our new home in Tennessee,  I had a construction crew busy and my wife living in a 24' camping trailer.  I had to make up my mind, which did I want worst, a trip to Quad State or a divorce.  I think that I made the wise decision that year.

Now, at age 75, I have decided that spending a week getting every thing loaded, driving for 7 hours so that I could unload all that I had spent a week loading, getting set up, all so that 5 days later I could load it all up again, drive 7 hours back and spend another week unloading ,,,and then spending a week resting up, it was time to quit going to conferences.

Last week David Custer (Firey Furnace) came to my shop and loaded up all the stuff that I would have brought.  He has my banner, so if you need any of the things that I had look for my banner or Dave's Firey Furnace banner.  Oh yeah, he also has my canopy, well, now his canopy.

Stop by and visit with Dave.  He is a really nice guy and, especially for his age, an exceptional blacksmith.  Here is the future of Blacksmithing in America!

Let me know if I can help you.  You can get all of my contact information on my profile.  I prefer contact by e-mail.

to pick me up, put me up and bring me back home, but I haven't seen him yet!  I keep looking up the drive for him.   Wayne

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Dave51B   

 Well, is anybody going.....? Guess I'll find out tomorrow.     See ya there                Life is Good            Dave

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