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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 9:23 am    Post subject: Ever think about working at Albion?         Reply with quote

Albion Armorers is looking for good, dedicated craftspeople.

We need talented and dedicated craftspeople in our blade grinding and cutlery shop, who share the dream and passion of creating painstakingly accurate, fully-functional semi-custom swords. We will most likely be hiring 2-4 new craftspeople over the next year, so we thought we'd let everyine know now to help spread the word.

Long hours and low pay are a given, but it is an exciting place to be if your passion is the same as ours. Your knowledge and experience as a craftsperson will grow as well, working with some of the best in the sword production industry. Serious inquiries only, previous experience in metal finishing and fabrication, fine woodworking or jewelry work required.

Please send letters of interest to Howy Waddell (formal resumes not a requirement):
email: howyw@albionarmorers.com

Mailing address:

Albion Armorers
421 Second Street
PO Box 66
New Glarus, WI 53574

Websites:

http://albionarmorers.com
http://filmswords.com
http://jodysamson.com


Best,

Howy

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http://albion-swords.com
http://filmswords.com
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Gordon Frye




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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Boy oh Boy, I wish I lived a lot closer to you guys... the commute from California would be a killer, though. And I thought that driving to the SF Bay Area was a bit much!

Still, good luck on this!


Gordon

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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 2:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gordon Frye wrote:
Boy oh Boy, I wish I lived a lot closer to you guys... the commute from California would be a killer, though. And I thought that driving to the SF Bay Area was a bit much!

Still, good luck on this!


Gordon


Hey Gordon!

When we open "Albion West" someday, we'll keep you in mind.

Best,

Howy

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 2:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quote:
Ever think about working at Albion?


Every day. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 2:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is my sincerest hope that Patrick Kelly would never come to work here at Albion! For what would all of the iniquitous traffic violators of his part of Kansas do if they thought that the all mighty Officer Kelly was no longer on duty? I believe Chaos would erupt and he would be recalled to quell said rebellion of the driving impaired! Big Grin Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Wink
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 3:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

B. Stark wrote:
It is my sincerest hope that Patrick Kelly would never come to work here at Albion! For what would all of the iniquitous traffic violators of his part of Kansas do if they thought that the all mighty Officer Kelly was no longer on duty? I believe Chaos would erupt and he would be recalled to quell said rebellion of the driving impaired! Big Grin Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Wink


Have no fear Ben. Someday I fully intend to ride off into the sunset for good, and as fast as my mount can carry me. As such I'm grooming several fine young men to take the Big Kahuna's place when the time comes.

My only concern about working at Albion would be that I don't know how much work we'd actually get done. Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 3:31 pm    Post subject: I thought about it !         Reply with quote

But,

The snow and cold keep me away !
I moved to CA from IA for that same reason.


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 3:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Four problems:
- a wedding coming up that I need to pay for;
- two kids still to get through college;
- winter wardrobe has long since either rotted away or somehow gotten too small
- And the last nail in the coffin is that I am such a klutz that Albion would have me out on my ear in minutes.
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sounds like a great opportunity for those who have the experience! Good luck to all.
Dum spiro, spero
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I always think about it, but I am back in college now...

Unless I could get transfered to a school near by... Big Grin

of course all I could contribute is my tsukamaki and hilt fitting skills... I don't have a lot of metal working skill yet.....

maybe after I get my teachers credentials I could head your way...

I love snow and wind... and the old town look I saw seems perrrrrfect....

time will tell...

The pen is mightier than the sword, especially since it can get past security and be stabbed it into a jugular.
This site would be better if everytime I clicked submit... I got to hear a whip crack!
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Jan, 2005 5:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you need a Wordsmith/PR Guy for freelance work, I'm your man.

Will work for swords!
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Joe Maccarrone




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jan, 2005 1:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Howy, I'm a hapless oaf with power tools, and have no crafty skills whatsoever.

But if I hit the Lotto, I'll be there as an Investor at Large, just wandering about playing with stuff and lobbing stacks of cash at everyone.

Sound good to you?

Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jan, 2005 8:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Working at Albion... wow, that is a dream..
However I think the only skill I could offer would be becoming a standing pell for post-production test cuts Idea
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jan, 2005 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, if you need a Physical Therapist to help keep the staff in good working order, I would be happy to help out---at least until it gets cold! I've kinda gotten used to the occassional 70 degree day during the "winter" in Oklahoma! I'm not sure my rather meager handyman skills would be any help! Now, let's see...does it go "measure once and cut twice"? Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jan, 2005 2:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Worried

Gosh, this like every metalworker's dream. And right in my area of experience, too. Sad
Prior obligations. Darnit.
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Jan, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You actually PAY people? Hell..........I'd do it for free.............just to be there and be a part of history. Good luck. mcm.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jan, 2005 7:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It would figure! The Army still has a firm grasp on my ankle is not going to let go for about 2 1/2 years. At least it wasn't MY reenlistment I just left - THAT would have been really depressing. Even if I was free, I'm afraid that I suffer the same problem as most of the people who have already commented - insufficient experience. I'm a passable smith, but I have a lot more experience making square nails, than I do swords. Some day I'll post a picture of the large dagger I made. That will ensure that Albion never considers my resume (can anyone say "hammer marks"). Eek! Cry

Still, my best to all of you who can take Howy up on his offer. I'm certain we'll all benfit in the end. And I will envy you for (at least) the next 2 1/2 years.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jan, 2005 8:16 am    Post subject: Work for Albion         Reply with quote

Hi Howy,

Any chance of starting a shop in the Philadelphia area? I would work there for free (after I finish with my FT job) for the ability to do something that I enjoy doing as a hobby.

If you do, keep me in mind.

Jeff Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jan, 2005 12:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Howy,
Have you considered hiring a higher number of less experienced apprentices and training them the way you want them trained? The reason I say this is from some experience myself. Twenty five years ago I was an apprentice machinist. Got paid next to nothing for 18+ months, but by the end of month 6 there was no difference between my skills and the journeymen. Plus the people you train at Albion don't have any "baggage" on how to do something; and as Albion expands to bigger and better things you guys have a larger team already in place and ready for the next round of apprentice hiring... Ray
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Jan, 2005 1:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's another professional writer/editor/researcher who will work freelance for store credit! (that would, of course, knock me out of any Albion product reviews for this site).
-Sean

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