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Old 04-12-2018, 07:44 AM
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Default John Rohner is 95

John Rohner turns 95 today.
Who is he you ask?

He is the R in GRS
He is the reason GRS exists today.

Many modern engraving methods are the product of his interest and application of new ideas.

He lives in Boulder, Colorado and is still sharp as a tack. Give him a call and tell him what you are doing today.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:28 AM
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Happy Birthday John!

John encourage me when I was in high school. My father took up engraving when I was young. Dad and I learned it together basically by trial and error. I remember him setting next to me in his shop sharpening gravers just as fast as I could break them off. Dad is a watchmaker and jeweler. In the 70s he became friends with Lynton McKenzie, John Rohner and James Meek. I was in high school when my parents and I drove to see John and his son Hans at their home in Boulder. That afternoon John signed and gave me this book. Both John and James Meek recommended I attend a tech college to take machine tool&die courses. I did start the classes later in the Fall of the same year,1977. After college I worked in the tool room of Dunton Lansen (Nebraska company famous for their oil cans and wenches) and after hours I used their machine tools to make vises and handpieces for the engraving machine that Dad had invented using a circuit he made using a 555 timer and solenoid valve. I only worked in the factory for maybe 10 months before I quit to take up engraving full time. At that time Lynton introduced and recommend me to some his knife collector and maker friends, and that is where my first paying jobs came from.
Thank you John for your encouragement back then to me and I'm sure many others.





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Old 04-17-2018, 02:45 PM
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That's about as good as it gets...
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:22 AM
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and these is one major reason how i miss this great forum... great stories

(no offence FB peeps, but for me, this is "home" 😊&#128521

thank you steve
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Me, I want to work at a company famous for its "oil cans and wenches”, too
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:04 PM
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Me, I want to work at a company famous for its "oil cans and wenches”, too
Here you go. https://www.dutton-lainson.com/
I stopped in there a year ago to say hello. One that I worked with in 1980 in the toolroom is still there.
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here is an interesting podcast that Rohner fans will enjoy

https://www.somethingaboutfood.com/s...7/16/well-aged
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Thanks Scott. Good podcast with John.
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Thanks Scott, loved the interview with John.
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Happy Birthday John...you have been and are quite an inspiration!!
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