105 (now 106) GEC Giveaway - A Counting Game - WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by btb01, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    EPIC GAW, amusing, challenging and sometimes inducing despair :D:thumbsup:

    Got a pic I was going to post, just a minute or more...

    Yes, back. Got FED UP with trying to count the armour scales on the elephant's saddle:eek: my eyesight is failing so it became tiresome, a drink or two didn't really enhance matters either :D Likewise another shot I ditched that had just too many, how many??? Wild Strawberry leaves, or was it the veins in them;)

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  2. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    It was a totally fun GAW and fun is the entire point of a hobby - thanks Barrett for dreaming up an epic GAW. OH
     
  3. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Will, that's known as The Math Curse! :D:thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Math_Curse

    Here's an 86 that I prepared as "insurance", in case I missed getting my almost-identical 85 posted in time:
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    Thanks for creating this fun and addictive GAW, Barrett! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup: I have to admit that I have not been keeping up with my usual threads on The Porch due to your GAW (and family visiting, packing and traveling for vacation, and doing "vacation stuff"). Thanks to all the participants for their creative and entertaining contributions! ;):thumbsup::thumbsup:

    - GT
     
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  4. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    Here are 2 that I planned on entering that got passed by very quickly before I had a chance.

    8 acorn caps with a Tuna Valley lightning wood knife. and 17 eggs gathered from our chicken coop, with a Tuna Valley sweybelly.

    Also, thanks again for the opportunity Barrett. This was fun.
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  5. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    Holy smolly!!! You folks finished this off in a hurry!! Had a photo ready for 105 to finish the game (now 106).
    Here it was...
    105 letters visible on book cover and knife...
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    A great book and an absolutely amazing GAW from a perfect gentleman.
    Thank you for the fun, and the chance to win, Barrett.
    Enjoy the weather!
     
  6. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
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    48,375,889 cotton bolls.
    :p
     
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  7. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    Absolutely beautiful photos!! Glad you shared those!
     
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  8. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Every night around 9pm CDT, 106 seconds for a BladeForums page to load. :rolleyes: :D

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  9. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    I wish my connection was that fast ... anytime ...
     
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  10. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Yes, but how many weevils?
     
  11. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    I had this one ready, but I was way too late by the time I checked the thread, but I’m glad another piano shot got made.

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  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    o_O:p:thumbsup:
     
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  13. Will Power

    Will Power Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    I also feel that, were I speaking as Pedantic Adjudicator;):rolleyes::D, there are quantities of thistledown in there too! I'm seeking a verified re-count;).

    But, maybe we should follow Stalin's paraphrase-likely a myth- about not WHO votes but WHO counts the votes:D Something for your forthcoming election....?:eek:;)
     
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  14. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Hey, no politics! ;)
    I don't know about recounting, Will. It's pretty hot in those fields. A high of only 93 expected today, 96 tomorrow. Fahrenheit. (Okay, I didn't really count them. :p )
     
  15. SnailOffTheTrail

    SnailOffTheTrail

    326
    Aug 25, 2018
    Thank you Barrett, for great fun. I really did enjoy the game.

    Here are some photos I wasn't fast enough to post:

    64 pieces in this jigsaw puzzle:
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    65 here:
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    67 rooms on this evacuation plan:
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    And I thought it would be fun to verify that there are 78 triangles here:
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  16. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    How many handles from mastodont tusk?
    Do Triceratops have horns or tusks or both?[​IMG]
     
  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I got up to 70 and started to lose my mind. :confused:
     
  18. Sacto

    Sacto Basic Member Basic Member

    496
    Jun 27, 2017
    I got in on this at the beginning and then life got hectic and I couldn’t keep up with all the threads on here. I would have liked to participate more, but when I checked back in on this one it had already blown by. Nice work everyone. It was fun.
     
  19. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    When them cotton bolls get rotten, you can't pick very much cotton, Vince! ;):thumbsup:
    This was a song (one of many) I used to sing as a kid unloading wagonloads of hay bales:


    - GT
     
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  20. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    I'll take your words for it.
    You wouldn't tell us a untruth, after all. :)
     
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