The February meeting was held at Gary Braswell’s place in Lavaca. Gary fits in well with the crowd in the River Valley chapter as many are avid knife makers. Gary produces a wide variety of knives in his shop. He makes a really interesting flip and fold semi fixed blade knife. One of Gary’s first projects was on display, a folding knife that was 10 times regular size.
There were a couple of visitors to the meeting and they had a chance to get to the forge. Project of choice: you guessed it knives. Jerry was present along with his grandson Blake.
One of the more interesting tools in Gary’s shop was a portable hand held Rockwell Hardness tester. Gary demonstrated the tester on a piece of steel for the group.
The next chapter meeting will again be held at Jerry Holmes in Van Buren on March 7th . The project will be a stand to hold the fire poker and shovel trade items of the last couple of months. The April meeting will be canceled due to Easter weekend. Meetings will resume in May at Ross Wilkinson’s on May 2th. The trade item will be a candle holder.
Ross Wilkinson—RVBOA Secretary