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Blade 2014.....sitting this one out

M.Olexey Mar 24, 2014

  1. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Very sad to say I will not be able to attend Blade in June. I have a table and thought I was going to make it but, it just ain't gonna happen.

    I took a new position at my regular job about 5 months ago and it has been intense. Long story short, I have been understaffed and will be for another month at least so not only will I continue to have limited shop time but I can't count on being able to take off to travel for the show.

    I really hate that I'll miss all the makers and collectors but I will be planning for 2015 starting now. By the way.....I hear the Renn Waverly is booked up so if you don't have your room yet you're staying somewhere else. Should be a great show.


    So.....I'm going to work to finish as many as I can of the batch I started and I'll make them available here first. Maybe not by show time but definitely in June give or take.
     
  2. Bill T

    Bill T Snatch Boogie Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Well, Here's to a Badass BLADE 2015 then...!!! :thumbsup:

    I may do it too that year...hopefully...
     
  3. littlejoey

    littlejoey High on a Mountain Top Brigade Member

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    Damn! If I do make it to Blade this year, my suitcase will be a lot more lighter on the return trip than I had hoped... :bwah:

    Congrats on the new job and best wishes.
     
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  4. Shawn Hatcher

    Shawn Hatcher knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Bummer.

    The thought of the Olexey shop sitting empty and dark . . . no sparks, no G10 dust clouds, no nothing . . . tears me up inside.

    It's just not fair, dammit!

    But on the plus side . . . MOB blades dropping this Summer?!?!? :roman:
     
  5. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    I know it sounds a little corny but I miss the smell of grinding metal, the burnt and cut fingers and being covered in steel dust.
     
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  6. Shawn Hatcher

    Shawn Hatcher knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Man, if I go more than one day without some shop time I get serious withdrawal symptoms.
     
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  7. scott308

    scott308 Huge member

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    Say it aint so! The Galleria in June will be a much duller place
     
  8. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    I wish it wasn't so buddy..... :moping:
     
  9. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Leaves time for Roman works....
     
  10. M.Olexey

    M.Olexey capo of the Texas knifemaking mafia Brigade Member

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    Yes!

    They call to me.


    Late reply.....been waaaaay out of the loop this past week.
     
  11. Stabber

    Stabber Stabber's Steel Connection Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    There are always cancellations at the Waverly before the show.

    Keep calling, You'll get a Room. Maybe the Show special rate too
     

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