Rados/Harkins Spring Workshop
After numerous requests for a
workshop/seminar I’ve decided to see if we cant put one together in
the spring. Perhaps the end of April or the beginning of May. The
class would be limited to 5 people for 5 days, not including arrival
and departure days. So it would be 5 full days, from breakfast until
whenever we hit the sack.
All-inclusive, that is to say I’ll pick
you up and drop you off at the airport (150 miles), breakfast,
lunch, and dinner and camping, showers ect… If you prefer a B&B or
motel there are numerous ones in the valley. …umm…not included…
I will provide all the knife making
materials you might want… unless it’s gold or ivory or something.
Jerry Rados will be here to man the forge
as well as show us all how to make a knife.
I will assume he needs no introduction. Or
you can check out his website at
We’ll also have a couple other knife makers here to help out.
After taking an
engraving class by Rick Eaton I realized that no set curriculum
works pretty well as my desires and questions might not necessarily
match up with the other students. I could learn what I wanted and
when, so for me that was a lot more bang for the buck. So between
Jerry and I, that should work out pretty well.
My shop is pretty good sized, around 3000
sq.ft., Plus a forging area, So it wont be tight. Machines and tools
are to many to list, but I’ve never stopped expanding in 30 plus
years. Although numerous wives have tried to stop me.
Things we could
cover would include:
Knife design and mechanisms
Cad and Cam, CNC programing
Sandblasting and texturing
Using a computer for knife making and
Website design and construction
… and thinkin out of the box…
Umm… Billiards and
snooker… was that out loud?
$1500 bucks for the week. 100 bucks to
hold the spot, refundable up to 45 days prior to the get together.
Dates are somewhat tentative, I figured to let the 5 folks make
contact and figure out what works for them. Pretty open on this end.
Just give me a call or drop me an email if
Update Sept 10: 3
Anyone that would
like to stay a few extra days is welcome. I hear the fishing is
pretty good here. Anyone wanting to see the area can punch these
cords into Google earth.
knives in the works
All new D/A Otfs: a new triton II, and a
limited edition of high art D/A OFT's
13" D/A OTF, "SPACE"
the Triton was in two feature films in the last couple years.
James Bond "QUANTUM OF SOLACE"
first was "The Hitcher" starring Sean Bean
"August Rush" FILM Knives
Williams, who plays a wizard in Central Park ... with a knife...
That's about it,
Thanks for looking