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Photos From My Weekend of Bladesmithing
Well, I spent the weekend in Arkansas hammering on hot metal with a bunch of bladesmiths! Here are the photos in case you're wondering how something like that goes down. :-)

http://onemansblog.com/2015/04/27/photos-from-the-american-bladesmith-piney-woods-hammer-in-2015/
Last weekend I attended the American Bladesmith Society’s Piney Woods Spring Hammer-In at the Moran School of Bladesmithing in Washington, Arkansas. Being a member of the ABS and a bladesmith myself, this is just a fun, relaxing weekend where bladesmiths get together and swap stories and techniques – and it’s a wonderful time to hang …
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They already have battery operated smoke detectors with a 10 year life. These batterie have been out for a while
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+Adam Battersby I will reedit/repost the first videos on GeekBeat and will then continue the series there. They will just be regular content - not separated out as a separate show.
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Pakistani Pile Driving
If you don't have a piece of heavy equipment laying around, but do have access to plenty of manual labor, here's how you drive supports into the ground!
 
Now, let's analyze the Engineering here:
 - 6 men x 180 lbs. = 1080 lbs. static force 
 - Jumping up and down will create a 3 times dynamic effect = 3240 lbs./jump = 1.6-ton thumps if the pile is tapered to 2 in. x 2 in., cross section at the tip = 4 sq. in.
 - So, dynamic pressure/thump at pile tip = 3240/4 = 800 psi.
 - "Add a man" feature will increase to 950 psi, so buy the option!
Increase the chant and dynamic force goes up to 5 times to bring maximum pressure/thump to 1600 psi for a 7-man team.
 
The foreman is the guy on the tambourine. 
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Who Wants To Learn A Little BLADESMITHING?
Many of you know that I am a member of the American Bladesmith Society, and I absolutely love making knives. Well, each year we hold a "Hammer In", which is just a low tech meetup, in Old Washington, Arkansas.

NEXT WEEKEND (April 25-26), is our annual meetup. And I'm definitely going. So if you ever had any interest in learning about Bladesmithing, you should meet me in Arkansas for the weekend! You basically want to stay in Hope, Arkansas on Friday night so you can get up on Sat and Sun morning and head about 15 minutes up the road to the ABS school.

Here is info on the event:
http://americanbladesmith.com/index.php?section=events&subsection=show_events_details&events_id=36

And the little video below was shot mostly at the ABS school, and you'll get to meet the bladesmiths in the video is you come out and join in!

So, who's up for a little "...heat it, and beat it..."?

PS - I recommend this Hampton Inn:
http://hotels.com/ho426164/hampton-inn-suites-hope-hope-united-states/
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Ok, now you're really starting to piss me off +John Pozadzides. You continue to throw the really cool stuff out here on the inter webs that I would normally attend. I leave for two months to be with my Mom in France on the 28th.

How'd you like to go with me to the Cannes Film Festival? Stay in the former residence of Paul and Julia Child for free? Bop on over to the louvre, or the DaVinci Museum? Eat your way up to Spain from the Côte Azure?

Fine, so none of these are as cool as NAB, attending a party at the Geek House, or the American Bladesmith meetup, but, well there is no but. Have a great time, and maybe I'll have to arrange a personal tour of the Geek House when I get back.

Oh, and NAB 2016 will rock the socks off 2015! 😛
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Nice. What is it? A forced perspective?
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Watching the news LIVE! With +Dave Courvoisier​! ;-)
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Wish you could have all joined me in #Arkansas for the Piney Woods Hammer-in at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing this weekend!

Here's Mastersmith Tim Potier power hammering a custom axe!
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Just looked at them, amazing quality! Thanks again for posting. +John Pozadzides​
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Happy #caturday . Torture your cat like a pro.
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My new +Ikan Corporation​ teleprompter. The PT3700 17"er. Got a show special on it. ;-)
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Just call me John P.!

Cali Lewis and I host Geek Beat TV, a show that covers everything Geeky!  Computing, mobile, A/V, automotive, social media, and more!

In my previous life I was the CEO and VC behind Woopra, the Web Analytics company; CMO for Layered Tech, the hosting company; VP for SAVVIS Communications, the global telecom giant; and I worked at Braum's Ice Cream flipping burgers.

Yes, I'm also one of the guys who worked on the HTML and CSS languages, and my site HTMLHelp.com was inducted into the W3C's hall of fame.  You're welcome.

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I light things on fire. REPEATEDLY!
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I've got mad skillz.
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  • violating the laws of physics.
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