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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. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Incredible Ray, my grandfather was a wire-weaver, though I think he would have mainly made wire-netting :)

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    Hey Andi, great to see you here, hope Max isn't keeping you too busy :) :thumbsup:
     
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  2. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Good to hear from Andi @Humppa .
    Hop all is well with you and yours.
     
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  3. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Good to see you back! :)
     
  4. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Come by any time.
     
  5. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I guess I might not have thought of mourning the victims and condoling with the survivors of the Sri Lankan Easter church bombings, except I used to know a Catholic from Sri Lanka.
     
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  6. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I bow my head upon hearing of all these hate filled, senseless, utterly Godless acts of violence.
    My neck hurts. Not a tasteless & cheap attempt at humor but rather an acknowledgment of the unrelenting aspect of humanities propensity at inhumanity to one another. I have faith that we are not doomed but the road to our salvation will be difficult. We begin as individuals. Be kind and judge not. Words though, are inadequate.

    Ray
     
  7. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    Small update. The knife I was after is in jigged bone, not yet a prohibition material...The vendor told me that CASE have introduced a policy of prohibiting all sales outside the USA of all of its new knives. He thinks it's absurd, so do I but it seems it's going to take hold as stocks become exhausted and need replenishing. Of course, some legal pedantry might be in play here but I think it impinges on dealers' freedom to sell to whomever they like. If CASE wish to protect their European sellers then it's myopic the Internet should allow free trade of legal goods and not encourage protected monopolies. I'm not buying from the VERY restricted range of hugely overpriced CASE knives that Euro distributors offer, end.

    If GEC implement similar restrictions then it's grim, with Queen/SM gone et al.Böker knives, the ones made in Germany are not available in Germany or the EU I have had to buy them from the USA....Would not want to be starting a collection in this knife climate change...;):eek:
     
  8. Humppa

    Humppa

    Jul 25, 2010
    Many many thanks for the heartwarming "Welcome Back!"

    Maybe I can manage it getting here more often... :)
     
  9. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Hope so Andi :) :thumbsup:
     
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  10. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    So the crazy Cardinal is back that likes to attack his reflection in the window...

    CARD1A.JPG CARD1B.JPG

    Time to install the SCARY OWL!

    CARD1C.JPG CARD1D.JPG

    No more kamikaze Cardinal! Turns out he is brave enough to take on his own reflection... but NOT the Scary Owl! :D
     
  11. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    In other bird news... I looked over from my desk the other day only to spot a Cooper's Hawk right outside my window!

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  12. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    These days birds are totally enamored, some are aggressive with what they imagine being a fellow, others coo like hoarse crooners and look for a home.
    Yesterday I had the living room's window open to let the sun shine in and when I came back, there was a pigeon in the middle of the room! I guess he was thinking "ok, ok, ok, let's see, so, here the guests's sleeping room, the kitchen on the left and there under that coffee table the children's corner!" I had to remind him that the flat was not to hire...
    Usually they just build their nests on the balcony, behind flower pots.
     
  13. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Canterbury Cathedral had a pigeon problem years ago. Rather than letting people have fun shooting them, the cathedral built a dovecote and ate the eggs, maybe made the occasional pigeon pie as well.
     
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  14. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    I'm a bit of a "birder" and am really in a nice area to have a lot of different migrating birds come through and also have a lot of year round resident birds as well. I have counted nearly 50 different bird species in my back yard... I'm lucky to be spoiled by Mother Nature :) Of course I did have to shovel my snow filled driveway about 20 times this winter as well LoL. :D
     
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  15. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Maybe I should put shoveling snow on my bucket list!



    NOT!
     
  16. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    My neighbors laugh at me because I have the biggest snowblower on the block but I actually like shoveling for the exercise and fresh air... I only get the snowblower out when we get a good +18" snow dumping ;)
     
  17. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    We've got a female Cardinal that has a similar problem. I figure she'll be sitting on a nest pretty soon and have other things to occupy her time. I'm a birder myself and really enjoy watching them at our feeders.
    I like to keep a camera around in case something interesting happens. Here's a pic I got a few years ago while walking the woods near our home. Two Pileated Woodpeckers having a disagreement.
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  18. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Here's another that I thought was pretty cool. The Blue Jay was making a lot of noise but the Hairy Woodpecker took one poke at him and that was the end of the standoff.
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  19. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    I live in a street with many trees, used to be lindens, now plane trees. They were crowded with pigeons and sparrows, dejections of the former were a problem. Then there's been a campaign against the pigeons, with poisoned seeds to prevent birth. Surely pigeons have decreased, but sparrows also.
    Then they introduced crows and magpies. The result is that there's less pigeons, a few mocking birds and titmouses are back, but for several years now there's wood pigeons staying instead of migrating and devastating balcony plantations.
    Else, I wonder what happened to the couples of kestrels living in the Notre-Dame tower and protecting her from pigeons.

    https://www.ina.fr/video/CAB96035820
     
  20. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Thought I'd head over to Carl's Lounge while I ate breakfast this morning, but instead I somehow stumbled into the Audubon Lodge!! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup::D I'm enjoying all the bird stories and pics! :cool::cool: Gary, I still have that wrestling Woodpeckers photo on my computer from the first time you posted it. ;)

    - GT
     

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