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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mark D. Morse, Aug 14, 2019 at 9:42 AM.

  1. Mark D. Morse

    Mark D. Morse Registered User

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    Good morning Brethren, for a quick introduction... I am a member of Ionic Lodge #38 in Hamilton, MT and was raised in 2016. I am a very active member of my lodge and found this forum while searching for the significance of the Junior Deacon's knocks. I'm retired military with a combined total of 27 years in the Marines, Navy and Army. In my spare time I enjoy making custom knives and fortunately for me one of the brothers in my lodge makes custom handle material. I was installed as Junior Deacon for this year and am looking for as much information as I can possibly absorb in order to better serve my lodge. I look forward to communicating with my Brothers outside of my lodge.
     
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  2. Winter

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    Welcome to the forum Brother. I hope you enjoy your stay.

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  3. Keith C

    Keith C Registered User

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    Fraternal Greetings and Welcome to the Forum!
     
  4. Mark D. Morse

    Mark D. Morse Registered User

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    Thank you Brothers
     
  5. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    Welcome, Brother. I’d be interested in seeing some of your work...
     
  6. Mark D. Morse

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    The pic that I put up for my avatar is my latest and one of my "go to" profiles. The handle has an interesting story though. It was made out of another Brother's grandfathers WWII uniform that had been burned. He asked if I could make a knife with the uniform as a handle to be able to pass it down to his grand children. I gave it to him and his son last night and they loved it.
     
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  7. Winter

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    Post up some pics of your work. We'dove to see them.

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  8. Mark D. Morse

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    As requested, here are a few knives that I've done recently. The dagger was made for my lodge to use in the EA degree, if you look at it closely you can see the square and compass etched on the blade. I'm still trying to come up with a "Masonic" knife. I tried to get some Acacia wood from Jerusalem but found that it is illegal to export.
     

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  9. Winter

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    Beautiful work, Brother! Thank you for sharing. Do you have an online store?

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  10. Mark D. Morse

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    No online store. This is pretty much just a hobby. At one point I had a briefcase full of knives that needed new homes and now it seems like I have a hard time keeping up with those who want one.
     
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  11. Brother JC

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    Thanks for posting those, beautiful work!
     
  12. KSigMason

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    Greetings and welcome
     
  13. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Fraternal Greetings and Welcome !
     

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