So I'm sitting here thinking that plans and reservations need to be made for myself for this year's Bark River / JD Grind-In. For those of you that are new around here, the details are simple. The invitation is open to all Devilz. The destination is Escanaba, MI. The time is usually in September. The plan is to meet some really amazing people and to make some really amazing knives. Just do a search of past Grind-Ins and you can see what I'm talking about. It's a weekend thing so Mike Stewart and his family invite us into their lives for a few days and you basically live the dream. It's all about good people, good food, good times, and on top of that you make your own knife. It's an experience unlike any other that I've had and I can not wait to do it again this year.
So here are the questions posed to all the Devilz. Who's in? Who's out? When do we do this?
If we're doing it in Septemeber again then I say the earlier the better. Honestly, it just gets me out there faster if it's earlier. Let's talk about when we want to do this. Of course we need Mike to chime in to let us know when it is good for him and his crew as well.
If this gets the ball rolling now it gives people time to start saving up and make the necessary arranements to get your butts out there for a great time. This experience doesn't take a whopping bite of the wallet and whatever it does cost, it's so worth it. So let's get going! Let's get a date stamped on this and the earlier you make flight arrangements the cheaper it is. Get those hotel reservations made. If people want to bunk in the same rooms then start making those plans. I have a feeling that this year's Grind-In is going to be one of the best!
EDIT: I figured I'd show what I made last year with the help of Mike and his spectacular crew.