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Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, May 16, 2018.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    they're convenient but likely not as durable as those brass hooks. Can't believe how light these are, wearing them today in the shop and I feel taller already!
     
  2. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I’ve got the Haynes and the VW bible. I just wouldn’t feel comfortable doing it without somebody on hand that actually knows what they are doing. This guy is a really good mechanic. He’s semi-retired and only works on old VW’s now. He still owns and drives his 68 VW transporter, which was his first car. He’s honest too. When you go to pick up your vehicle he will have all the old parts laid out on a table. He then goes over everything he did and why. He then shows you invoices of where he got the parts and what they cost. Out west (around Portland at least) shops like this are pretty easy to find. That’s not the case in Ohio.
    The last rebuild was 15+ years ago. He thinks it will be at the low end of his quote but said he won’t know for sure until he gets it apart and finds out exactly what he needs and needs to do.
    If I did it myself and then something went wrong, I’d hate myself for killing Helga.
     
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  3. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Start a Go-Fund-Me to rebuild Helga.
     
  4. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    That’s exactly what I told my father I was going to do when he called me earlier. I told him I’d send him a link and that he should send it to his friends.
     
  5. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    So where is the link?!
     
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  6. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    FWIW, it would be against the rules to post it here.
     
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  7. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Don’t worry. There is no link.
    But I am getting the rebuild done.
    I’ll be calling the mechanic today with the “go ahead”.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    No hard feelings on that, just didn't want someone getting in trouble for posting a link that is against forum rules. :)

    That's awesome news!!! Boy, you're in debt with the wife for awhile! :eek:
     
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  9. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Platinum Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    BadAss boots! I hope you enjoy them! I have a new pair still in the box (under my bed) for when I destroy my current pair of these. ;)
     
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  10. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    after 5 hours on the trail
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    after 11 hours on the trail
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    otha gear
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  11. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Had to go see the mechanic. He doesn’t like to do the work until he goes over everything with you first. 6AA045BC-55AE-4407-A819-85CD99223460.jpeg 64A56846-F521-434F-A45F-544178EA5B27.jpeg B75C470B-84EF-484D-BB73-4F6D6F4140B8.jpeg A2E71494-3662-4787-BA31-3BC60E24841F.jpeg
     
  12. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    become a Danner addict, I have
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    ease the pains in my back, they will
     
  13. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    4967DB62-6F50-48A4-9B3F-600C2422C823.jpeg Canyon coolers are on sale for a few more days. If you’re into coolers, check out Canyon Coolers. Made in Flagstaff Arizona. If I remember correctly, they hold ice the longest and a fraction of the price of the big names.

    I have the 22 and the 35 quart.
    I use em for getting groceries in the summer. I live 23 miles from my grocery store and 8 miles to the nearest gas station. So Ive tried some coolers over the years and these are the best imo.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
  14. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Danner has a 20% off sale on right now, fyi
     
  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Unpaid and unsolicited feedback :)

    I decided to go with an MXG pocket clip for my Gayle Bradley 1 folder instead of Casey Lynch West, because I had some fitment issues in the past with CLW's Ti pocket clips for my Spydies. I had instances when it was a PITA to get the hardware line up correctly with the clip hole and also a case when the darn hardware (it was the original clip's screws on a PM2) coming loose! Maybe I just lucked out on this one but I'm just that much more impressed with MXG. They even provide 6 torx screws (3 shorter and 3 longer ones) since the clip is supposed to fit a variety of Spydie patterns. I never had to use their screws because my own heavily customized GB1's pocket clip's screws fitted just fine :thumbsup:

    Take it FWIW, but I will be ordering directly from MXG from here on out. I registered my phone number so I was even getting text updates on top of email updates for a pittance $26 pocket clip and like $3.50 worth of USPS 1st-Class Mail shipping. I truly appreciate this kind of professionalism :)

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    P.S. But you do get a fancier presentation box from Casey if that's your thang! ;)
     
  16. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    588
    Jan 17, 2014
    Yep. Can 2nd that. Got a couple of their blacked out deep carry clips for my ZT folders.
     
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  17. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'll have gotten two months out of these boots by the time they get warrantied, which will have been just enough time for them to finish the job
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    under Danner's awesome warranty, I was given 99% off any other footwear up to $300, and can be refunded the 1% once I destroy the old pair. So I ordered some Crag Rats, which are just about the perfect boots for trail stalking!
     

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