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2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« on: September 30, 2016, 02:13:45 AM »
OK....We are here at the 2016 WAGS Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  We had a great feed at the Dutch oven cookout at the Cascade Township Park.  Here are a few pictures to start us off....others please feel free to add more pictures of the convention to show all what a great time we are having.
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 02:24:44 AM »
Hhhmmmmm....Looks like I have to work on either re-sizing the pictures or rotating them...one or the other or both.  And, maybe how to label them.  Too late tonite.

1...Larry Pesek
2...Randy Eckstein
3...Roger Barfield
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 04:56:26 PM »
Randy brought his new skillet.  This this is even more impressive in person.  It is a monster.  Here is a link to their website.   http://cookingweapons.com/
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 11:36:11 PM »
Randy, that skillet is absolutely amazing.  I worry that Perry and Cheryl will buy futures in the company and take their profits in iron  :o

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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 11:54:21 PM »
Nah!  Cheryl is wayyyyyy too poor to buy any futures!   :'( :'(

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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 12:16:56 AM »
Jim, the skillet maker was noticed by Dwayne Henson probably 1 1/2 years ago and I had taken a quick look at it then and then forgot about them until around convention time.  Dwayne found his initial post and then I contacted the company in California.  Start up from 3 years ago but it never got off the ground.  They only made 100 of the skillets and they all have a serial number on them. The handle is like something from Conan the Barbarian and then has the skull and crossbones along the outside.  Weighs around 17#.  Cooking Weapons is the name of the company.  Pricey but it was too cool to pass up and it got some rave reviews at the Convention. They've got a website and a FB page, donated a couple t-shirts for door prizes and the tag line is "These ain't your mama's pans."
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 04:35:48 PM »
A couple of more shots of the "Cooking Weapon".  It is a real beast!!!

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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 04:49:04 PM »
Friday morning session on Nickel & Chrome plated Griswold by Roy Meadows....

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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 04:56:33 PM »
A few more from Roy

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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 05:04:58 PM »
Dwayne Henson gave a very interesting presentation on Blacklock - Bits & Pieces....

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2016, 05:10:54 PM »
Bill Woodward gave a good presentation on Vollrath Porcelain Kettles....
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2016, 05:46:53 PM »
During the Friday afternoon session, we had a lively "Show and Tell---Stump the Experts" with John Knapp and Roger Barfield in the hot seat...some interesting and unusual pieces. 
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2016, 05:52:55 PM »
Some more "Show & Tell"

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2016, 05:56:38 PM »
More "Show & Tell"
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2016, 06:02:14 PM »
These nice items at "Show & Tell" later found new homes at the "Swap Meet"....another great reason to become a WAGS Member.
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2016, 06:07:08 PM »
By the way, that last monster is an unmarked (I believe) #20 single handled skillet....I could not lift it by the handle with one hand!!
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Re: 2016 Convention - We're here, where are you?
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2016, 06:15:51 PM »
Our last session of the day was an interesting presentation on "Spider Skillets & Hearth Cooking" given by Roger Barfield.  His talk and pictures stimulated a rousing discussion from the attendees.

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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2016, 07:00:43 PM »
Some pictures from the "Swap Meet"
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« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2016, 07:04:36 PM »
More "Swap Meet"
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« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2016, 07:11:28 PM »
More Swap Meet"
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