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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. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    That is just about way cool Jer. Very sweet.
     
  2. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thank you. I may have to drill more sound holes and/or take it apart and rip down the rims, but I'll see how it sounds before I do more work that might be unnecessary or useless.
     
  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Had a pretty good day. Started by making breakfast (migas a la mexicana with bacon) for my wife and myself; visited my mother and took her lunch; went to the grocery store and all I bought was a six-pack of Shiner Bock beer and a bottle of Cholula hot sauce; went for a walk with my Chihuahua; went bicycle riding with my wife; had a wonderful dinner of homemade minestrone; and went to a hockey game with my daughter, and our team won 4-1. Relaxing now with some Shiner beer and Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin on the stereo.

    Took a picture of my stag lambsfoot at a park my wife and I rode through, but the knife came out blurry. Here's a pic of the plaque at the park:
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    Interesting history.
    Here's a picture of the view outside the hockey rink:
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    That's Corpus Christi Bay. The closest boat may be a sightseeing boat. Then there's a ship heading into our port, one of the biggest ports in the nation. In the distance is the U.S.S. Lexington, built during WWII after the first Lexington was sunk. It saw action in the war, and was used for decades. It became a museum permanently moored here after it was decommissioned. It's my favourite museum. Here's a picture from after the game:
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    It's nicknamed the Blue Ghost. It was supposedly sunk more than once during the war by the Japanese. They say it's haunted. But I spent a night on board with my sons' Boy Scout troop. I don't think it's haunted.
    Here's a pic from the game:
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    The game was the last of the regular season, and was for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House charity, so the home team was dressed like Ronald McDonald. They auctioned off the jerseys after the game.
    And here's the beer I'm drinking:
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    Prosit!
     
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  4. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
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  5. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Sounds like an enjoyable day, Vince. Thanks for taking us along.
     
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  6. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Interesting and enjoyable Vince. Thanks ... and cheers!
     
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  7. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thanks, guys. Have a great Sunday!
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  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Sounds like a fantastic day Vince :) Had a pretty good weekend myself :) :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Parents in Leeds have found a way to get their teenage children to put down their smartphones and step away from their laptops...

    GIVE THEM MEDIEVAL WEAPONS! :eek: :D

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    Inaugural meet-up of Leeds Under-18's Gladiator Academy ;)
     
  10. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    They'll put their eyes out!
    Good idea otherwise, though.
     
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  11. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I've run into a snafu. The pinstock I was going to use for frets is too tough for my dikes, and I can't find my barbed wire pliers. So I'll string it up without the frets and see if it sounds like I want to put more work into it. Maybe I'll break down and buy real fret wire. Maybe I'll leave it alone and have the one and only steampunk five-string slide ukelele. Maybe I'll burn it and bury its ashes at a crossroads.
    I'm still guardedly optimistic- I might just buy the real fret wire.
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  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018

    Here is a video (hope I copied it correctly) which features the U.S.S. Lexington (peripherally) I posted pictures of yesterday. My son Jonathan is in it for 30 seconds about 12:36 in.
     
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  13. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Do they have an Over-18 Gladiators Academy? I might move to England if so!
     
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  14. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Of course Vince, come on over, bring some Shiner Bock :) :thumbsup:

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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I'd probably go for the Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale!
    By the way, I am planning to visit the Shiner brewery next Saturday. It's a couple of hours drive from here. Will try to remember to take some pics.
     
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  16. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Very cool Vince. I'd me most proud of that handsome and obviously erudite young man.
     
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  17. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Thank you, Dwight. I am indeed most proud. By the way, it's his infant daughter holding the knife I posted earlier (can't remember which thread!).
     
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  18. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    I'm glad you told me that because i was wondering that exact thing. :cool:
     
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  19. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Spoetzl brewery is surprisingly small for how widely they distribute. At least it was when I was down there a few years ago. I don't like the Shiner Bock, but the other beer they had to sample was really good.
     
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  20. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I've tried several of their beers, but the Bock is my favourite. But I tried a holiday beer of theirs recently that was surprisingly good, flavoured with peaches and pecans.

    I see you're from St Louis. I toured the brewery there over twenty years ago. It was a big one!
     

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