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"Carl's Lounge" (Off-Topic Discussion, Traditional Knife "Tales & Vignettes")

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by jackknife, Jul 5, 2010.

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  1. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    LOVE that Photo Jack- good find and mate your are right- I was surprised to see the old ways still exist - good though!

    MUST ring you soon, I miss having a chat Jack!
     
  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Imagine working 'nose to the grindstone' in those old cold and damp water-powered cutlery hulls! :eek:

    It is always a real pleasure to hear from you my friend :) :) :thumbsup:
     
  3. r redden

    r redden Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2015
    Jack I see you posted @ 3:38 EST this morning I keep forgetting you guy's are 5 hours ahead of us. I took this shot on the back deck at 6:58 am to show the sun is just starting to come up here.

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  4. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hey Randy :) Yeah, my screen says I posted at 6.38am, but I don't think it was that early, I might have to look at my settings :thumbsup: Nice to see the dawn where you live my friend :) We have had a strange week with the weather here, last weekend was glorious sunshine, then we had two days of non-stop rain, followed by more summer weather. Today it is rainy and overcast :( I changed my plans about what I was doing today, hoping for better weather tomorrow ;) :thumbsup:
     
  5. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    went to the big Patek Philippe exhibition at Cipriani's yesterday, got to sit down at the bench and take a part a 215 movement IMG_0720.JPG
     

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  6. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    So, beside your many other talents, sometimes you are mrwatch??
    :)
     
  7. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2007

    Absolutely fascinating!!! It appears that more than a keen eye and steady hand are necessary for that work.
     
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  8. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    jack of all trades Charlie, master of none haha
     
  9. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    indeed, took about 8 minutes because of all the scrutiny, a bunch of people and the patek watchmaker were watching as I took this apart. its a less complex manual wind movement compared to their other calibres, but the appreciation for the craftsmanship is still there. He did put it back together fairly quickly.
     
  10. herder

    herder Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2007
    Very cool, It certainly looks like the comparative complexity of surgical procedures.
     
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  11. Bugdoc

    Bugdoc Basic Member Basic Member

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    Oct 29, 2016
    Mr. K, begs the question of why you were taking your watch apart. It wan't broken, was it? (Aren't these the ones that are so bullet proof that you don't own it, you're just safeguarding it for the next generation? ;))
     
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  12. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    this was part of their exhibits, you were able to sit down and tinker with patek philippe training movements. id have to liquidate my entire collection to afford a Patek :( and by entire collection id mean everything, knives (all sorted pieces) watches (wrist and pocket) and coins. its too rich for my blood and I currently have no desire for a patek piece although I can appreciate their standing :)
     
  13. r redden

    r redden Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2015
    Jack looks like you had a blast I'm glad you got to go.
     
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  14. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    i sure did, well worth the hour wait on that line
     
  15. AShearer

    AShearer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Fascinating picture Jack. Being a mechanical watch fan, I totally get it! Must have been a cool experience.
     
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  16. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Not sure where to post this but wanted to share my weekend project.
    I had some Cypress flooring left over from a deck I built and decided to turn it into a couple display cases. I made them stackable, where they kind of lock together, to keep them together better. Also, have the option of making more to add to them. I'm also enjoying being able to cf & ce the knives easier. I like how they turned out! Let me know what you think!
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  17. AShearer

    AShearer Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    I think really nice work Mark! Would love to see the insides? Did you rabbit in a floor?
     
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  18. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I like those! It's a clean, simple design and I think that knotty cypress looks really good. Please share some more pics when you get them loaded up. I'm interested to see how you finish out and organize the interior.:thumbsup:
     
  19. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Beautifully made! I keep most of my knives in glass top cases, they look knice like that! :D
     
  20. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Thanks Alan, Dan and Jeff! I'll work on some picture of the inside. Might have some knives in it though :D
    I used some 1" foam and wrapped it with black felt. Yes, the floor (3/16" ply) and the glass fit into a rabbit joint.:thumbsup:
     
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