Rowen visit

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  1. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

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    Was in the area and got the opportunity to drop by the Rowen factory. Thanks to Jeff, Shane and of course the Rowens.

    Every thursday Shon buys pizza for the entire shop and I was able to sit down and eat with the team. Just good folks. We laughed. We ate great pizza and told stories. When the hour was up the team went back to work on our future knives and gear. There is no place like the Rowen shop.

    Heres a few photos from the factory.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. mwramos76

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    Very cool
     
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    Nice, looks like a great time, I hope to make it there one day.
     
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    Those arbor presses are sweet
     
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    Are there welding rods in that oven in the first pic? I used to cook my lunch in one just like that.
     
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    The Rowens appreciated and enjoyed your visit, Strig.

    I see from your photos that Shon still hasn't let any dirt get on that floor.
     
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    Not a speck.
     
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    Not sure what you are refering to. The first pic is the final grind stations.
     
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    It is the round green thing next to the guy in the green ESEE shirt. I was wondering if they used it to store welding rods or maybe for temporing small projects. I think the one we had only went to 500 degrees, I don't know if that is hot enough for temporing. It would make some good baked potatoes though, I also cooked deer sausage for the whole shop in ours on the Fridays we worked.
     
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    Maybe thats where the pizza came from? It was good so maybe.
     
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    Great pizza in Idaho? I don't think great pizza happens west of the Mississippi.
     
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    Here and there...
    I really think that everyone has missed the most important part of this whole post!
    How about the half PALLET of Gibson Axes???
     
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    Those are still curing so disregard
     
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    Agreed! Website says end of February for potential shipping date to distributors.
     
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    Awesome pictures!
     
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    So clean and organized!
     
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    I love seeing pics of manufacturing in the USA!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    how long for those Esee/Gibson Axes to cure before they land in Canada? :)
     
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    Awesome stuff! It’s cool to think how those big piles of blades will end up going a lot of different directions down the road.
     
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    Soon poundsign trademark.


    I couldnt wait any longer.
     
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