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Hi, I'm Will from Alabama. I have Jack our 3 year old standard poodle, Guapo the chihuaha, Sasha the mutt that rules the house, 2 fish tanks with a variety of fish and Frankie the cockatiel. Small zoo, we'd have cats but the wife is allergic :)

I work at the Hyundai plant and my hobbies are bladesmithing, reading and taking care of our small zoo. Looking forward to learning and sharing with all of you.

Will
 

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Welcome, Will!! Sound like you have a houseful - we used to have fish, but "donated" them to my daughter's high school science teacher a few years ago!! We have 2 spoos, Lucy and Chalumeau; Juliet, a mini dachshund; Hannah, a boxer/cocker/great pyr/lab/mini poodle/viszla mix; 4 cats (Sugar, Brutus, Element & Volcom), 3 cockatiels (Dovey, Bingo & Rainbow) and 2 horses - Indy and Xenophon... (I think we have you beat!) :lol:

Pictures are always welcome!!
 

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Welcome Will! Sounds like you are a very busy man. You have ME beat. I have two spoos, Billy & Taffy, one Golden, Brandy, and three kitties, Isis, Rembrandt, and Sassypants. Had a nice coy but something fished it out of the pond during the fall! : (
 

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Welcome Will! Sounds like you are a very busy man. You have ME beat. I have two spoos, Billy & Taffy, one Golden, Brandy, and three kitties, Isis, Rembrandt, and Sassypants. Had a nice coy but something fished it out of the pond during the fall! : (
We're planning a koi or goldfish water garden hopefully next year. How deep was your koi pond? I know the local water garden people say you need to have a section at least 3' deep to give them a place to escape predators.
 

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Bladesmithing? That's an unusual and demanding hobby. Do you concentrate on a historical period, or do you just experiment with a metal & style that strikes your fancy?
I do some period pieces for my in-laws because they do reenactments but I've found people that do reenacting are usually unwilling to pay what a blade is worth and they want something to look "old" while I argue that if it's period then it wasn't an old knife back then! :doh: I primarily make smaller "user" type knives because I like for people to carry and use the blades I make. I make what I like and hope my customers like them as well :)
 
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