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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. Cambertree

    Cambertree Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2014
    Sorry to hear that Jer. That's a great find though. Any ideas on the timber? Does it have a ferrule on the end?

    And Happy Bastille Day to our French brothers and sisters. Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité ou la Mort!
     
  2. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Thanks.
    It's a little provoking not being in charge of my own breathing, but it's good the CPAP still works. More irritating is my weight-loss stoppage. I thought I might as well have a little butter on my croissants this morning; maybe that will shock my metabolism into losing more weight.

    I have no idea what the wood of my new stick is. It's quite light, but stiff enough that I can't bend it with my hands.
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    No ferule or cane tip, and no wear to the tip of the stick, but the top of the knob is a little darkened, so it was probably used before probably losing a rubber tip. I had a rubber tip the right size; too bad it's white.
    This was at an estate sale under a bridge I am now a little nervous about driving over: part of our crumbling infrastructure issue. There was also a crook-handle cane with beautiful inlay work, but it was more expensive, had too much flex, was too short, and was marred by woodworm tracks between the inlay joins. Probably only surface damage, but since it's aesthetic damage to an aesthetic object, I passed.

    And belated happy Bastille Day! I always think it's the 16th, for some reason.
     
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  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks for that Frank, very interesting resource :thumbsup:
     
  4. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Thanks for the link, Frank. :thumbsup::cool:
    FWIW, Tobias Gibson's Rough Rider reviews have been very influential in my "knife journey".

    - GT
     
  5. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    It is a handsome stick.

    +1
     
  6. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Thank you Old Friends! :)

    Do you feel like this sometime? Hmmm???:(


    This is the solution!!! :D:eek:
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  7. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité !!!
    Joy to all my French Compatriots!!!!:)
     
  8. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I just now got up from the computer to use the restroom, and looking out the window I saw this red-shouldered hawk land in the backyard. When I got back with the camera, he had flown up onto a branch, where I got one quick photo. He then landed back down in the yard and seemed to find a worm or something. I got four more snaps before he took off for good.

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  9. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Very cool, Jeff! :cool::cool::thumbsup:
    (Of course, you know he's really after your new Böker shadow stockman! ;))

    - GT
     
  10. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Thank you Charlie! :)
     
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  11. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    My pleasure, JP!! Vive la France!!!!!
     
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  12. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Thanks, Gary! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Happy Bastille day my French friends!

    Vive la France!
     
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  14. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Thank you again! :thumbsup::)
     
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  15. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I'm surprised that mad scientist was allowed to fly his flying footstool over the Bastille Day parade. With a rifle yet.
     
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  16. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    On day 10, the Tour de France rushes past Laguiole. No time left to buy a knife!
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  17. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I think it was the lambsfooters who've been talking about compasses.
    I bought this one for a couple of dollars years ago because I thought it was cool. I didn't notice it was graduated in mils until I got it home.
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    Turns out it's a Hitler Jugend compass in a bakelite case, worth $60- $90. Still a cool compass, and no reason I couldn't work in mils. And a lesson to me. If I buy what I like, I occasionally get lucky. If I buy something because I think it's worth something, I'm always wrong.
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    Old school crackly black enamel on the back of the mirror.
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  18. veitsi_poika

    veitsi_poika Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 25, 2016
    My wife bought a huge bird feeder three years ago and I finally figured out a good way to mount it... a mailbox post kit worked nicely :) Sure beats just putting it on the ground like I had been LoL.

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  19. Cambertree

    Cambertree Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2014
    That compass was a cool find too., Jer.

    I wonder if the walking stick is maple? Although I’m not that up on American timbers, so that’s just a random guess. Re: not having a ferrule at the base, I’ve been fire hardening the bases of my rustic ash walking sticks, by putting them in the hot ashes of a fire so they are heated but don’t have enough oxygen to burn.

    Australian Aboriginal hardwood spears are hardened that way.

    I hope you’re having better luck with the sleep. I find being tired out by physical activity always helps. My worst period of insomnia coincided with a job which involved constant high level stress for years and virtually no physical exertion.

    Nice clasp knife too.

    Jeff, those pics of the red-shouldered hawk are amazing. One of my favourite things about hunting, is just sitting there quietly, watching the birdlife with binoculars.

    That hoverboard was very cool, Jolipapa.
     
  20. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    My first thought was tiger maple, but I hadn't realized the stripes go across the long grain. Though I should have; I have a knife handle exactly like that. I expect you're right.

    Fire's a good idea I hadn't thought of in a stick context.
    I've heard of hardening pointed sticks with heat, it now occurs to me to wonder how elaborate a blade it would work with (I'll google (much easier than the old days of libraries)).

    My first bout with sleep apnea was when I had a job that gave me hypertension and Touret's syndrome. And hyberspleneticism. I was sleeping much, but not well.
    I think the CPAP is helping. I can function without a Churchillian nap now.

    Thanks. My best and favorite clasp knife, from 1943.

    In @Jolipapa's picture I don't see the rifle I thought the mad scientist was carrying. That solves that conundrum.
    Man, you wouldn't get me on that thing. The James Bond/Man from Glad rocket pack was bad enough.
    At least with the hoverboard you wouldn't incinerate your derriere, I guess.
     
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