Donovan Phillips Set New World Record for Water Bottles Cut for Bladesports in Texas!!

Donovan Phillips set the World Record for water bottles cut on March 28, 2015 at Warren Osborne’s house for Bladesports International.  Way to go Donovan.

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Bladesports Returns to the Lone Star Knife Expo in Dallas on 6/13/2015!

The Lone Star Knife Expo and Dallas Arms Collectors Association are proud to announce the return of the Bladesports Cutting Competition Trail to the show! Below is a video of Dan Keffeler’s Winning Cut in 2013. The competition will occur on Saturday, June 13th 2015 at Dallas Market Hall. Come see you favorite cutter compete for the $1,000.00 prize. Exhibitions and instructions will be presented as well. Come see all the fun. For more information visit our page or site, as well as Bladesports’ site.

Lone Star Knife Expo

Lone Star Knife Expo facebook page

BladeSports International

The Lone Star Knife Show is the largest collection of custom knifemakers in the southwest and will occur June 13th & 14th, 2015 at the Dallas Market Hall in Texas.  For more information, contact Vance Hinds, vancehinds@gmail.com, 101 Sports Row, Waxahachie, Texas 75165, 972-937-3000.

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Guadalupe Forge Winter Hammer-In

Don’t forget the Guadalupe Forge School of Knifemaking & Bladesmithing 2015 Winter Hammer-In & Knifemakers Rendezvous will occur on Febuary 7th and 8th in New Braunfels, Texas at the knife shop of Johnny Stout. Class size is limited to the first 30 students. Tuition is $200. An awesome opportunity to learn. I do not know if there are any spots left open, but if so, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. Contact Johnny Stout at 830-606-4067.

Don't forget the Guadalupe Forge School of Knifemaking & Bladesmithing 2015 Winter Hammer-In & Knifemakers Rendezvous will occur on Febuary 7th and 8th in New Braunfels, Texas at the knife shop of Johnny Stout.  Class size is limited to the first 30 students.  Tuition is $200.  An awesome opportunity to learn.  I do not know if there are any spots left open, but if so, don't miss this wonderful opportunity.  Contact Johnny Stout at 830-606-4067.
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Great Knife Making Video from the Mastersmith Ray Kirk of Raker Knives!

Ray Kirk of Raker Knives posted this video on his facebook page and graciously allowed others to share it.  Thank you Ray Kirk for sharing your knowledge on knifemaking.  It is an awesome video.  It answered several queations I have had over the years and couldn’t figure out.  Kudos to Ray Kirk!.

Please visit his facebook page and website below.  This is a master craftsman making a beautiful knife.

https://www.facebook.com/ray.kirk.5

http://www.rakerknives.com/

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The First Board of Directors Meeting of the Texas Knifemakers’ Guild is January 17th in Temple, Texas

The First Board of Directors Meeting of the Texas Knifemakers Guild will occur January 17, 2015 at the Dynasty Chinese Restaurant in Temple, Texas.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING:

January 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Dynasty Chinese Restaurant – Temple, Texas
Back Room
2501 Airport Road
Temple, TX 76504
254-778-4434

Agenda for January 17, 2015 Meeting – Texas Knifemakers Guild

TEXAS KNIFEMAKERS GUILD BYLAWS 11112014

We have the back room reserved from 12-4. The reservation is under Vance Hinds.  Let me know if a lot of people anticipate coming to observe the meeting. I wiill post the agenda before the meeting. If you want something on the agenda, send it to me in writing by January 10th. We will follow the agenda at the meeting. Anyone can speak on an item buy only the directors will be voting.

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Great Knifemaking Video on Vimeo! Thanks John Neeman

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OFFICIAL VOTE ON THE REGIONAL MAP!

Below are 3 options for our regions map. Please vote on the option that you want for our regions map in the Texas Knifemakers Guild Group on facebook. VOTING CLOSES SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8:00 P.M., 11/9/14! Whichever region has the most votes at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night wins. Region 2 is having a discussion Sunday night at 9:30 p.m., so we need something set by then so that Region 2 people can participate. Please remember that these regions nomimate the 5 board members from that region. The Board of Directors at the first meeting can change the regions. But the vote will determine the regions for selection to the initial Board of Directors. Also if near boundary line or out of state, you can select the region you are in. Only vote once. Vote by posting “Option ___” in the space below. Hopefully this will put the issue to rest until the Board of Directors meeting in January. Option 1 is my stab at the state. Option 2 follows the natural contours of the state and the design on the flag. Option 3 is a modified option 2 with Abilene staying with San Angelo.

.Option 1 Option 2 Option 3

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Texas Knifemakers Guild Regional Map and Regional Meetings

TKG Logo Regions Map

Attached please find the Texas Knifemakers Guild final regions map.  We voted to go with dividing the state into 3 regions.  It was proposed after the meeting to divide it like the Texas flag, brilliance.  This is what we ended up with.  Each region is responsible for designating 5 people from their region to be on the Board of Directors.  The 1st Board meeting is at the January 17th Houston Arms Collectors Gun Show.  Region 1 is responsibility for making accomodations for the meeting at the show.  There are 2 facebook groups that are region specific:  Texas Knifemakers Guild Region 1 and Texas Knifemakers Guild Region 2.  Someone from Region 3 needs to start a group for their region: Texas Knifemakers Guild Region 3.  Please join your respective group and participate in the voting of the Board of Directors members for your region.  We also voted that if you live near a boundary line, you can select the region you want to be in and if you are from out of state, you can select what region you want to be in.  Texas Knifemakers Guild Region 2 is to have an online discussion Sunday night at 9:30 p.m., 11/9/14.  I hope to get the voted on proposed bylaws sent out and posted to facebook tomorrow.  Also, I will do some sort of bullet points of the decisions.  Please get involved in your region.  Thanks.

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