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    Another from Perth

    G'day fellas,

    Been lurking for about a week now and having a good ol read.
    I've toy'd with the idea of making knifes as a bit of a hobby way back when, but like many things in life - it got pushed to the side as 'I'll get back to that when I have some spare time'. My circumstances haven't changed, however, I've come to realize that if I don't make the time for a hobby or something outside of work other than the family then I'm going to turn into a grumpy man in the years to come. So here I am! Ready to delve into the wonderful world of creativity and to help fuel my compulsive obsession for perfection in all things that I do (or so I tell myself).

    I'm Chris, I'm 33 and I'm an alcoho.....oh sorry, wrong place for that!
    In all seriousness, I've been doing plenty of reading and research and have gone so far as to get hold of the simple tools I was lacking for this purpose. I guess the only thing missing now is some steel to get started and just through trial and error start to create things to satisfy me and see where this takes me.

    I have plenty of questions, and I'm sure I'll ask them when the time is right. I'm in the process of ripping down a whole lot of shelving in the shed to make way for a new wall long bench I'll be making to help free up some workable space and from there the sky is the limit.

    Cheers,
    Chris
    Last edited by CeeJ; 22-07-2019 at 14:32.

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    Gidday Chris, welcome to ABF. If you haven't already be sure to check out the newbie info

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    Welcome aboard Chris

    It is great to hear another taking the plunge into knife making but beware it can be very addictive

    We have a great bunch of guys in the west that are all willing to help, also the Perth knife show will be held again in February so pencil that one in to your diary, you can pick the makers brains and also pick up a few goodies from the Gameco stand.

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    Hey Chris
    Welcome . Addiction is smiled upon here abouts. Plenty of the inmates have a wealth of knowledge, so kick back settle in and enjoy the ride !
    If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got !

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    Chris, Welcome to the ABF. My commiserations to your missus and kids on losing you to the shed.

    Make sure you post up pictures because we all enjoy a good lau........ I mean that will help us understand your questions when you need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by uudbb View Post
    Chris, Welcome to the ABF. My commiserations to your missus and kids on losing you to the shed.

    Make sure you post up pictures because we all enjoy a good lau........ I mean that will help us understand your questions when you need help
    Oh don't worry, I'll happily laugh along with you in the interest of 'education'

    Thank you all for the warm welcome!

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    Welcome to ABF

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    Welcome

    G'day Chris

    Welcome to the forum

    I'm Dutchy and I'm a Knifaholic!

    I see that you are progressing slowly. Looking forward to seeing some sharp things from you soon!

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