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

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Don't you hate it when you seem to have killed a thread?
I've had a couple of cornea scratches, both attributable to stupidity (quite a coincidence). Painful, but quick to heal.


I finally caught a chipmunk in my garage chipmunk trap, which does a better job than the mousetraps. Chipmunks spoil quickly in this heat.
Yeah I somehow managed to kill the entire thread's momentum there.
 

scrteened porch

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I was going to say, I didn't buy any knives yesterday, but I bought three things I need almost as much: another stick, another uke, and another watch.
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But I ordered a knife yesterday. An alox Swiss Army 1.
 

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If, by posting this I'm breaking the rules then I'll say I'm sorry about that but I am not sorry for posting this...if that makes any senseo_O I have only been a member of BF for a relatively short time. In that time I was lucky enough to happen upon "Guardians of the Lambfoot". This good fortune has netted me with several new friends, an abiding love of the lambfoot knife, GAWs, and many other benefits. Yes, I have had my mis-steps in posting things incorrectly. With those, I have been reminded to either delete a photo or do something else, etc. by members. To that end I have never felt I was treated unfairly. Quite the opposite in fact. It's very difficult to accept that this pathway has been closed to me and I trust that feeling is shared by many. I am saddened.

Jack Black, put a monumental amount of work into fostering good will amongst many many people including myself. I sincerely hope that I will have the opportunity to continue our fellowship. I encourage all of you to please ask Jack to re-open "Guardians". Please Jack...Say it aint so!:(
 

Crazy Canuck

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It's sad, but if it's no longer enjoyable for Jack, I can understand his position. This place should be relaxing and fun - it is a hobby after all. If it's causing stress or starting to become work, then I can see how it's become not as much fun for him. He's put his heart in that thread, and I'm proud to call him a friend.

That said, I wouldn't be the only one happy to see the thread come back. It's been one of my favorite threads on the forum and it will be missed.
 

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I'm one of the many that have been floored by Jack's kindness and willingness to share his profound knowledge. I've had the pleasure of exchanging emails with him over the past months since I procured a lambsfoot and became a part time carrier.

It's always amazed me how much time the man must spend keeping caught up. Feels like if you look away for a couple of days then there's no chance. I too can understand shutting things down and taking a step back...
 
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It's sad, but if it's no longer enjoyable for Jack, I can understand his position. This place should be relaxing and fun - it is a hobby after all. If it's causing stress or starting to become work, then I can see how it's become not as much fun for him. He's put his heart in that thread, and I'm proud to call him a friend.

That said, I wouldn't be the only one happy to see the thread come back. It's been one of my favorite threads on the forum and it will be missed.
My thoughts exactly.
 

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I have always been on the periphery and never officially a GUARDIAN of the Lambsfoot but I have ALWAYS been impressed with Jack Black - his enthusiasm, his generosity, his steadfastness at starting and maintaining a most wonderful thread - all 2,000 + pages :eek: :thumbsup:

This is a sad day - another spike in the edifice of civility that Jack has embodied in all his posts on BF, which has been shared and practiced by so many others on the PORCH. That the thread has been compromised and that Jack no longer whishes to engage with others not so gracious as he, is understandable. Sadly, I applaud Jack's decision. Thank you Jack for your years of effort on our behalf and in behalf of your beloved Lambsfoot pattern. Please keep your rocker on the PORCH.
 

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Thank you for the very kind words folks, both here and privately. I took a couple of weeks to think over my decision, and only acted today because things were getting worse rather than better. I appreciate what everyone has said, and I promise to give the matter more consideration, but I come here for the same reasons as everyone else, not to act as a coconut on a coconut-shy because someone is having a bad day, or because they haven't outgrown being a playground bully.

Thanks again.

Jack
 

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The Guardians thread was certainly one of the best, if not the best, and one of the few I read from beginning to end. I joined when it was near page 400, and went back to read from page one. I don't think I've done that with any others. But I understand Gentleman Jack's reasons.
 
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Thank you for the very kind words folks, both here and privately. I took a couple of weeks to think over my decision, and only acted today because things were getting worse rather than better. I appreciate what everyone has said, and I promise to give the matter more consideration, but I come here for the same reasons as everyone else, not to act as a coconut on a coconut-shy because someone is having a bad day, or because they haven't outgrown being a playground bully.


Thanks again.

Jack

Jack, I‘ve not been as active as others but enjoy reading the thread very much over the last couple of months. I can understand your reasoning for closing down the thread. Unfortunately I fear that this will cause the same people that were the reason for your decision to give you more grief.

I sincerely hope that given some time things will calm down and you will be able to reopen the thread again an I among many others can enjoy the knives and stories again.

Gerd
 

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Jack Black Jack Black I only saw the lock this morning after seeing that thread. Sorry to see it locked like that since it is such an enduring thread that joins all of us across the pond. Hope to see it reopened some day and the kerfuffle resolved. Until then, stay well Jack.
 
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Thank you for the very kind words folks, both here and privately. I took a couple of weeks to think over my decision, and only acted today because things were getting worse rather than better. I appreciate what everyone has said, and I promise to give the matter more consideration, but I come here for the same reasons as everyone else, not to act as a coconut on a coconut-shy because someone is having a bad day, or because they haven't outgrown being a playground bully.

Thanks again.

Jack
These are stressful times, and so many people are on edge. If an aspect of the hobby is no longer fun, then take a break. I hope you'll still feel like continuing with discussions of Lambsfoots and other subjects, even if it's in other threads on The Porch.

On a tangent: I looked for an American translation of "coconut on a coconut-shy" and the best I can come up with would be "clown in a dunking booth" I hardly think this should describe a man with over 122,000 likes! ;):D
 
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