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the rev

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PostSubject: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 3:45 pm

Well as many of you know I really love Grant's work. And he is an amazing guy. So we talked and put together a plan to have me come over and do a pipe making course. Grant will help me to clean up my technique as well as make me a faster more efficient pipe maker.

I ran a fundraiser on indiegogo to raise the money, and all of the money was raised in a week. Now people are still giving in order to help me buy equipment and tools for the shop. It has been super cool.

One person donated a Tom Eltang horn pipe that I will sell with the proceeds going to my business. I am so excited. I bought the plane tickets today, June 13,14 and 15 will be in Grants shop working my enormous ass off.

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 3:48 pm

Wow, what a grand adventure lies before you Rev!
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 3:59 pm

thats awesome! congrats
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 5:12 pm

That is absolutely amazing Buddy, best of luck with the trip, I hope it all goes well for you. cheers


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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 5:40 pm

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 5:46 pm

I take my hat off to you Rev, And hope you have a great time.
Enjoy all the hard work. cheers
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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 6:02 pm

thanks guys, thing I am most worried about is coming home after playing with all of Grants neat toys

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 6:39 pm

Happy Landings ! Cool

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 7:30 pm

Magnificent opportunity. Hope it's all you hope it to be.
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 8:04 pm

Now that right there is a way great opportunity.

Cool


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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 10:23 pm

Congratulations Rev!
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Fri May 10, 2013 11:41 pm

That's cool!
If I could only go to England to train with David Gilmour... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sat May 11, 2013 12:02 am

well first you have to know him, then get him to agree to teach you, then do a indiegogo campaign to raise the money.

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Richard Hester
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sat May 11, 2013 12:19 am

I'm too happy for you Rev I know you will have a great time and I am looking forward to seeing the new pipes come out of your workshop.
Best Regards
Richard
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sat May 11, 2013 12:32 am

Sounds like a great opertunity Rev, been very impressed with your work already. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Have fun cheers .
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PostSubject: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson    Sat May 11, 2013 5:26 am

Just looked at your blog and the pipes you have made. WOW! You are truly talented, read your entire blog...you are talented in many ways, it appears. I am just amazed at the talent and "quality humanity" here on this site. I look forward to seeing more of your work and hopefully purchase one of your creations (first in 40 years). Congratulations on your training with Grant Batson, I know you'll make the best of it and the "hand" that guides you will fill your heart with joy whilst filling your time with what you love.
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sat May 11, 2013 1:40 pm

Great opportunity. Smile How cool!
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sat May 11, 2013 10:42 pm

Congrats Rev. I have dealt with Grant and own a few of his pipes. he is a really good guy. A great learning opportunity.
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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sat May 11, 2013 11:06 pm

thanks so much everyone. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas to come. Nice thing is... I go on vacation with my wife next Saturday, come back and work for two weeks then I am off to Nashville. Then my family planned their family reunion on my birthday at the end of next month. So I have a month and a half of great fun.

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sat May 11, 2013 11:32 pm

Have fun sounds like a great time, congratz. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sun May 12, 2013 11:29 am

Have a great time and say "Hello" from Lou form NYC! We met finally in Chicago last week and I bought a beautiful pipe from Grant. I was looking for a TBF but Dustin beat me to them! Grant promised to make one for me shortly, so I can't wait!

Great guy and had a great time hanging out and chatting with him. I love his work as well.

Lou
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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Sun May 12, 2013 5:04 pm

I love the tormented blow fish as well.

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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Tue May 14, 2013 7:19 pm

bought the plane tickets, paid for the hotel, have all the materials together and ready to go, now I am like a kid waiting for Christmas. Luckily I leave for vacation in three days so its like I am going to Disneyland for 10 days a month before Christmas. Should take the edge off Smile

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PostSubject: Re: I am going to Nashville to train with Grant Batson   Tue May 14, 2013 8:06 pm

Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy. I personally can't entertain the dream of making my own pipe, but I really appreciate all of the incredibly talented brothers who do. I always look in on your creations rev, and am continually impressed. Now I'm just waiting for the day when one of your creations is being auctioned off to fund another artisan's chance of a lifetime. Wishing you all the best.
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