Jimi the 'Bladecutter" and his magnificent works of Art...F-22 CTF presentation

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  1. super-bee_ski

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    Hi Team!
    Back in October 2017, I hooked up with Jimi Stevens (Bladecutter) at Gene Winfield's annual get together in the Mojave desert. Mojave CA
    Jimi presented to me a magnificent work of Art.
    It is a midnight Black Gloss Prop with intricate mounting structure sitting on top of a polished wooden platform
    Because "We" (F-22 test team) flew the American Flag for Jimi on a F-22 test bird, Special test mission last year, Jim's thoughtfulness and gratitude drove him to pursue completion of a "Work of Art Blade".
    Not to forget, this is when Jimi was feeling "down" with his White Blood Count LOW "light' in flashing mode.
    Yeah, when Jimi barely had enough energy to get up in the morning due to his Cancer treatments wreaking HAVOC on his body, he was in his shop creating this truly One of a Kind masterpiece.

    The good news?
    My F-22 CTF team has given the OK to have a presentation for Jimi's Prop.
    Our Commander will have his picture taken with the "Art work" and I will be posting this for our forum members to see.

    So, stay tuned for the pics!
     
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    • Budnicks

      Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Latter FBBO Gold Member

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      Your a good guy Ski...
       
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      • super-bee_ski

        super-bee_ski FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Yes
        Yes
        Yes
        I know, I'm going to receive these messages.......

        1. PICs or it didn't happen
        2. Hey JACKASS, WE need PICs
        3 Please post PICs for us to see

        Along with:

        :xscuseless:

        AND:

        NO PICS =
        :bs_flag:

        AND:
        No PICs ???

        :wtf:

        But please remember this Facility I work in has VERY Strict Security
        (No cameras, no Cell phones, no electronics,Personal, not even a Fitbit or digital watch)
        That is one reason for the delay
        The other 2 reasons:
        1. Commander has been too busy TDY (temporarily at another Station)
        2. I have had a family emergency from November to late December.
        So Sorry....
         
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        • Ironbuilt

          Ironbuilt FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          That is an awesome story Ski, thank you for sharing that. I hope that Jimi (Bladecutter) is feeling much better since his treatments. He seems very deserving of the honor that you team is bestowing on him.
           
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          • Ironbuilt

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            Oh yeah...

            wless.jpg

            :lol:
             
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            • Darius

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              Right on Ski. Does this mean Jimi gets to be on station to accept something? I'm sure he would dig that! Having been to Edwards even when I had a Top Secret clearance and being damn near fitted with blinders while being escorted to where they took us, I know what a limited possibility this might be.
               
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              • 68gtxman

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                F5705FE3-A914-473E-BB92-079499852691.jpeg
                Sorry Ski, I couldn’t resist.
                 
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                • GTX.JCW

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                  That is a bit better that the Yellow hard hat with a red rotating light on top that we made a couple of PITA folks that came to visit us without sending their clearance ahead!! ( They only forgot once! )

                  Jeff
                   
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                  • Budnicks

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                    I highly doubt it too,
                    That he'd ever be let anywhere near where Ski works...

                    He probably couldn't pass any clearances to get on a
                    such a "secure facility" like that...

                    Pass the mustard... so to speak
                    No matter what art he's donated...
                     
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                    • Sonny Black

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                      • snakeyes

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                        no excuse ski no cameras been there and done that ....................................................oops:rolleyes: original-3031-1461951417-3.jpg
                         
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                        • oldbee

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                          That beard would have to go! Luv Jimi anyway, even though I think he’s same age as my better-half.......
                           
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                          • biomedtechguy

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                            First time reading this thread, I hear a noise outside and see THIS:
                            25th_CAB_trains_with_Navy_divers_130619-A-AB123-068.jpg LOL.
                             
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                              • kiwigtx

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                                aha......the Riverside Ghetto Bird. It's call is very distinctive.....chuf...chuf...chuf...chuf... :D

                                Nice work 'Ski...you da man for making something like this happen. :thumbsup:
                                 
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                                • snakeyes

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                                  • khryslerkid

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                                    No doubt in my mind that it took place, knowing the both of you.

                                    Patiently waiting

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                                    • BDF6

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                                      I was admiring Bladecutter's work while a lurker. And the TIME/EFFORT/DEDICATION to get that quality of finish is amazing.
                                      Patiently awaiting the pics.
                                      :popcorn:
                                       
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                                        I’ve seen Jimmies work - and know how much he seeks perfection. That piece is awesome! He deserves whatever recognition he gets. Very cool dude.
                                         
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                                        • PlagueOfBadgers

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                                          Jimi, it is our pleasure to invite you to our facility for the presentation of your prop. Please find the enclosed invitation with all of the required information date, time and location of said event. We look forward to seeing you then, sincerely the DOD.
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