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Discussion in 'Meeting Creek Knives' started by hamanky, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. hamanky

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    Hello all, my name is Joe Hay. The maker of Meeting Creek knives. I try to make knives that I would like to use, be it whittling, skinning, fire prep, batoning, cooking, everything you'd use a knive for.
    I am a one man show and have been making for a couple of years now. My day job is as a tile and trim contractor, knives are what I do too unwind in my shop at night. I got introduced to metal working by uncle Sam as a aviation structural mechanic in the USN for 6 years, and I've done woodworking my whole life. Knives just brought them together for me, that and I just enjoy creating something from nothing.
    I'm not a computer guy nor a photographer so please bear with me as I travel down this road. It may take me a while but I'll figure it out eventually lol. I'll try and finish getting my subforum set up over the next couple of days. Also I'd like to thank those that have prodded and encouraged down this road, I'm excited to see where it goes.

    Thanks, Joe Hay
     
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    Welcome and can't wait to see your style of work!
     
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    Welcome, I look forward to seeing your wares!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Best wishes on your endeavour.
     
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    Great news! Love your knives!
     
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    Welcome to BCUSA :44: BCUSA has a vendor membership to sell your goods and a hobbyist one too.
     
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    Hello and welcome from Kansas
     
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    Welcome to the fire, looking forward to seeing some knives. joe
     
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    Great to here! Welcome and good luck.
     
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    Welcome! Looking forward to checking out your work.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Awesome glad to see you took the leap to become a vendor brother!

    Guys he's been a member since 2013, I think the introduction is just as a new vendor. :dblthumb:
    I recently got to spend some woods time with Joe. He's a super nice guy and does excellent work!
     
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    Watch out y'all , he got one of em fancy heat treat soul ceramic oven
    And some belt sanders
     
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    I've seen your work. A friend here at work has a few of your blades. Cant wait to make the jump myself. I see a Bitterroot in my future.
     
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    Awesome. Can't wait to see some blades. As a fellow Kentuckian, I may have to pick one up. I'll tell the wife I'm supporting local businesses.
     
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    Welcome aboard...looking forward to seeing your craftsmanship!
     
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    Welcome, Joe!
     
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    Been busy and didn't see this until now, way to go Joe! Glad to see this and wish you all the best man!
     
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    Welcome Joe!
     
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    Hey Joe! Glad to see this!
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    Hey Joe, man I don't know how I missed this being here! Happy for you and excited man.
     
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    I just picked up one of @hamanky Knives at the Kentucky meet..... Ya'll just hold on beautiful, sharp, and comfortable in the hand.
    Joe is a great person to deal with and if you get a chance he's a great person to hang out with for awhile.
    Isme
     
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    Thanks @isme . I throughly enjoyed hanging out with you and Beth! Of course now because of you now I'm on the hunt for a new rifle, my wife thinks your a bad influence on me lol.
     
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    @hamanky , Brother believe it or not your wife isn't the first one to call me a bad influence...... I know I was shocked too....
    It's probably a good thing I left when I did, if you had seriously started offering up Knives I might have gotten in trouble. You've got some seriously nice knives my friend!
     
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    I don't know how I missed this thread, but Joe is good people and makes great knives!
     
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    Got to meet Joe at the TN winter BCUSA meet and bought a couple of knives from him. Great guy and great knives.
     
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