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Hello from Mississippi!

Postby Kenneth M » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:43 pm

Hello everyone,my name is Kenneth,I am 25.I am from the Mississippi/Louisianan state line.
I am a part time blacksmith that has been taking a deep interest in the Japanese culture .
I came across Ford Hallem copper water casting on youtube b a accident and just fell in love with the craftsman ship and talent/art.I would like to start learning some metal carving to make my own tsubas for my swords and improve my overall skill.

Checked this forum out,seems like a wealth of information.

Can i get some directions on learning some basics?tools/metals to start with,etc?Looking for some direction on where a new guy should start!

Thanks so much!

-Kenneth
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Re: Hello from Mississippi!

Postby Steve » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:57 pm

Hi Kenneth - welcome! Best thing to do is go through the various topics and posts here on the forum - I know, there's a lot, but most of the info you need to get started is already there. Good luck.

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Re: Hello from Mississippi!

Postby Kenneth M » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:38 pm

Steve wrote:Hi Kenneth - welcome! Best thing to do is go through the various topics and posts here on the forum - I know, there's a lot, but most of the info you need to get started is already there. Good luck.

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Thank you Steve!

It is so much information lol trying to see where to start but getting there. :thanx:
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Re: Hello from Mississippi!

Postby Steve » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:21 am

If you want a more focused start, I'd suggest the Basic Tsuba Tutorial #1. Tools needed aren't that many nor expensive to acquire. It can get you working, learning and studying all the basics and a solid footing on which to progress.
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Re: Hello from Mississippi!

Postby Kenneth M » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:13 am

Steve wrote:If you want a more focused start, I'd suggest the Basic Tsuba Tutorial #1. Tools needed aren't that many nor expensive to acquire. It can get you working, learning and studying all the basics and a solid footing on which to progress.



Awesome,that sounds like a good idea!

I was worried I would need a lot of tools to start dipping my toes in,so thats a relief
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Re: Hello from Mississippi!

Postby Chris A » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:54 am

Kenneth, greetings! You're standing on the beach, step into an ocean of information.
'If I see further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants' - Newton
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Re: Hello from Mississippi!

Postby Sage » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:55 pm

Welcome Kenneth,

Take a look at the section called Materials Tools and Supplies. There are some important threads there to get you started :).
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Re: Hello from Mississippi!

Postby Kenneth M » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:11 am

Chris A wrote:Kenneth, greetings! You're standing on the beach, step into an ocean of information.



Thanks for the warm welcome!

Sage wrote:Welcome Kenneth,

Take a look at the section called Materials Tools and Supplies. There are some important threads there to get you started :).


awesome,thank you :)
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