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Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:42 pm
by bestgear
Who remembers Show-and-Tell during elementary school where the teacher would go around the room calling on students to talk about something they brought to school and wanted to share with their fellow students? Ring a bell?

Well this is a pilot test of the 2020 style of that popular elementary school activity, and you have a chance to join-in using Zoom and showing your fellow AAPK-ers some of your knives! Here is my plan:
  • My free Zoom account allows me to have up to a 40-minute teleconference so that’s the duration of the game.
  • The game will be played on this Saturday June 20th, 2020 at 1200hrs. EDT
  • 10 players (including me as the host) will be allowed to play the game and each will be required to have a camera and microphone to participate
  • The game will be a round-robin of 1-minute for each player to display and answer other players questions about any knife they wish to Show-and-Tell
  • The game may allow for as many as 3 rounds of Show-and-Tell so each player should be properly prepared
This could be a huge success or a huge flop but at any rate 10 of us are going to get the chance to see one another, hear one another and share a story or two about some special knives in our collections. This is the planned Zoom Show-and-Tell schedule:
  • Minute 1 – Host Introduction and Welcome
  • Minute 2-10 – Player Introductions
  • Minute 11-20 – Show-and-Tell Round 1
  • Minute 21-30 – Show-and-Tell Round 2
  • Minute 31-40 – Show-and-Tell Round 3
If this is a success, I can see myself hosting a regularly scheduled knife Show-And-Tell and potentially spawn others to host similar Show-and-Tells. Feedback regarding the outcomes of this 2020 Show-and-Tell will be posted in this thread.

So who wants to play? The first 9 Private Message’s that I receive with:” I’m in and here’s my email address……..” will get my Zoom invite.

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm
by Steve Warden
Can't make it, but it sure is a cool idea!
Hope it successful. I'd like to participate in the future!

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:56 pm
by jerryd6818
I don't have the equipment. I'm falling behind technology and can't seem to give a rat's ***. My daughter sent a Nixplay online picture frame to me for Father's Day and I can't use it because my phone is not compatible. Sigh.

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:30 pm
by bestgear
Sorry Steve and Jerry - it's our loss that you can't play this time - but I'm hoping and ::pray:: that there will be more.

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:31 pm
by orvet
I won't be home on the 20th, sorry.
I have used Zoom before and was not too impressed with it. It was pretty hard to follow so I uninstalled it.
But I can download it again if needed.

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:23 pm
by New_Windsor_NY
Without actually seeing each other live and hearing each other's voices, isn't this site one big show and tell?

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:42 pm
by Steve Warden
New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:23 pm
Without actually seeing each other live and hearing each other's voices, isn't this site one big show and tell?
True, but I think "live" would be much more fun.
Let me ask you - (not knowing if you have a significant other or not, I'll ask any way) Let's say you're on the road, not due home for another week. How would you rather communicate with them? Texts and emails all the time? Or video chat?
Heck, I would even rather talk to my wife on the phone than just through texts.
But that's me.

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:07 pm
by bestgear
New_Windsor_NY wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:23 pm
Without actually seeing each other live and hearing each other's voices
Skip - my thinking was that seeing and hearing each other live was different and cool enough than what we are used to here (which is great) but based on the number of PM’s in my inbox asking to participate (zero), I must be alone in that thinking ::shrug:: can’t blame a guy for trying something different (and possibly cool)

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:10 pm
by bestgear
Steve Warden wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:42 pm
True, but I think "live" would be much more fun
::tu::

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:13 am
by orvet
I think it would be fun to video chat with several guys and show our latest Treasures.

Anyone know how how many people you can get on a video chat with Facebook?

I have done one-on-one chats with Tony in Australia and a friend of mine in Hong Kong and the quality was very good, especially with Hong Kong. But I've never had multiple people on at one time. Anybody have any experience with that?

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:36 am
by Railsplitter
I think it's a great idea and I would volunteer to participate if I had the equipment. The only time I really get to do something like this is right before a knife show that I attend in January each year.

I meet a few of my knife enthusiast friends for breakfast right before the show. I met them all through knife forums and it's the only time I get to see those guys. We sit around the breakfast table and talk knives while we're stuffing our faces with pancakes and bacon.

The comradery at the breakfast table is something that I really enjoy and look forward to. It's just as good or better than the show itself. I wish I could participate in this Show-And-Tell.

Great idea, Tom!

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:35 am
by Steve Warden
No special equipment needed.
I use my cell phone.

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:58 am
by Railsplitter
Steve Warden wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:35 am
No special equipment needed.
I use my cell phone.
I have a company issued cell phone that looks just like this. I can't bring myself to get my own smart phone because I never see a bill for using this one.

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:13 am
by Steve Warden
Gotcha

Re: Knife Show-And-Tell 2020 Style – Who Want’s To Play?

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:25 am
by bestgear
DUE TO ZERO PARTICIPANTS THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED.