3rd HEARTLAND BLADESMITHING SYMPOSIUM & KNIFE SHOW

Steve Culver

Well-Known Member
3rd HEARTLAND BLADESMITHING SYMPOSIUM & KNIFE SHOW
October 6 and 7, 2012
Offered by the American Bladesmith Society, Inc. & Hosted by the Kansas Custom Knife Maker's Association

Location: Washburn Institute of Technology
5724 S. W. Huntoon Street, Topeka, Kansas 66604

This Expo is for the knife enthusiast, knife collector and knife maker from beginner to Master.
Bring Knife Collections and examples of your work for the knife show and auction.
The knife show and auction on Saturday is free to the public.
The knife show table fee is included in the Registration Fee.


DIRECTIONS: From the north, US 75 Highway, merge onto I-70 W/KS-4 W/US-40 W/US-75 S, Take exit 356 for Wanamaker Rd, Turn left onto SW Wanamaker Rd, Take the 3rd left onto SW Huntoon St, Drive .7 miles to destination, on left.
From the south, US 75 Highway, merge onto I-470 W, Take exit 1B for Wanamaker Rd, Turn right onto SW Wanamaker Rd, Take the 1st right onto SW Huntoon St, Drive .7 miles to destination, on left.
From the east,I-70, take exit 177 to merge onto I-470 W toward I-70/US-75/S Topeka, Take exit 1B for Wanamaker Rd, Turn right onto SW Wanamaker Rd, Take the 1st right onto SW Huntoon St Drive .7 miles to destination, on left.
From the west, I-70, take exit 355 to merge onto I-470 E/US-75 S, Take exit 1B for Huntoon St toward Wanamaker Rd, Turn left onto SW Huntoon St, Drive .8 miles to destination, on left.



---------------------------------------------------Schedule--------------------------------------------------
Friday 4 pm to 6 pm……………………… Check in and Registration
6:30 pm – 9 pm..……………….. Demonstrators Dinner, all attendees invited
Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm……………………… Blade Forging and Demonstrations
1 pm – 3 pm……………………….. Blade Forging Demonstrations
3 pm – 4 pm………………………… Knife Show
4 pm – 6 pm………………………… Auction, bring items for the auction, open to the public
7 pm - 9 pm Cutting Demonstration
Sunday, 8 am – 12 pm……………………… Blade Forging and Demonstrations


---Bring examples of your work for the knife show & auction--¬-
---Knife Show Table fee is included in the Registration Fee-¬---
---Registered Tail Gate Sales & Suppliers are welcome—¬
For more information contact STEVE CULVER – 785/484-0146 or sculver@americanbladesmith.com



STEVE CULVER …………….. Forge Welding with Kerosene
BRION TOMBERLIN …………….. Clay tempering for a hamon line
MIKE WILLIAMS ……………. Blade finishing with cork and leather belts
JIM BATSON ……………. Basic Metallurgy
BR HUGHES ……………. Knifemaker Recognition in the Custom Knife business
DAVID SLOAN ……………. Little Giant Trip-hammer, information and tips
DALE SCHAFER …………….. Basic milling machine and lathe instruction


Accommodations

Sleep Inn, 1024 SW Wanamaker Rd. Topeka, KS 66604, 785-228-2500- $69.99 + tax. Tell them that you are attending the Heartland Symposium to get the special rate.
Quality Inn, 1240 S. W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka, KS 66604, 785-273-6969
Motel 6, 1224 Wanamaker Road SW, Topeka, Ks 66604, 785-273-9888
Country Inn & Suites, 6020 S. W. 10th Street, Topeka, Ks 66615, 800-596-2375
Super 8 Topeka/Wanamaker, 5968 W. W. 10th Ave., I-70/470 Exit Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, Ks 66604, 785-273-5100
Comfort Suites, 6213 S. W. 10th Street, Topeka, Ks 66615, 785-246-6777
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 901 S. W. Robinson Ave., Topeka, Ks 66606, 800-315-2621
Camping 7.1 miles from site: Capitol City KOA, 1949 S. W. 49th, Topeka, KS 66609, reservations, 800-562-4793
No overnight camping allowed on campus.


Cutting Demonstrations
Participate in the Cutting Demonstrations. Bring a sharp knife, 15” or less in length with a blade no longer than 10”. The handle should be pinned and have a safety lanyard.


Please Pre-Register
Get your $65.00 Pre-Registration fee in early. Also plan to attend Demonstrators Dinner on Friday night. Register on line, by mailing registration form and check to the ABS Office, PO Box 160, Grand Rapids, Oh or register through the ABS Office via phone, 419-832-0400 and credit card.



3rd Heartland Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show
October 6, 7, 2012
FIRST
NAME___________________________________ LAST NAME:___________________________________

ADDRESS:__________________________________
CITY:__________________________________

STATE:_______________
ZIP:______________
PHONE:______________________________________

HOW MANY DEMONSTRATOR DINNERS: _________
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Enclose the $65.00 registration fee.

Make check or money order payable to American Bladesmith Society
Mail to:
American Bladesmith Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 160
Grand Rapids OH 43522
 
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