15 May 2009

Almost Time for Blade Show 09

I've been a little lax over the past few months with my blog....something I need to correct.

Spring has finally come to Montana. After a final blast of winter (25" of snow in late April), the trees are budding out and the grass is now green! Which just means I trade in my snow shovel for the lawn mower.

Blade Show 09
I've been in scramble mode, getting ready for the 09 Blade Show. This morning I posted a page of my site: Blade Show 09 Preview with most of the knives I will have available at the show. Please have a look and feel free to email me with questions or comments.

I'm looking forward to the Big Sky Hammer In, coming in late June, and hope to see many of you there. Later this summer I'll be taking about a week off for a fishing trip to Canada...something I've wanted to do for most of my adult life.

Montana Circle of American Masters Apprenticeship
I'm still working on the 5 day apprenticeship program for a lucky individual. This program is sponsored by the Montana Arts Council, in which one individual is chosen to work with me, in my shop. The stipulations are that the individual must be a resident of Montana, and be willing to write up their experience for the Montana Arts Council. So far I have narrowed the list down to 3 individuals, and will work out the final choice. This is something that must be accomplished this summer, as the Arts Council has an appropriations deadline of mid July. If your a resident of Montana, and would like to be considered, please contact me via email: Caffreyknives@gmail.com.