Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Jack Black, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Another beautiful day. Probably time to clean the eaves and "rigidize" the blanket in my new propane forge.
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  2. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks a lot Leon, that's greatly appreciated :) Unfortunately, I've been in a lot more pain the past 24 hours than I was earlier in the week, which is rather worrying, and hard to understand o_O

    That's not a bad rate of pay is it?! :eek: I hope you don't have to go back too often! o_O :thumbsup:

    That's terrible Bill! :eek: It isn't so much of a thing here yet, but I dare say it'll come :mad: I hope you get everything ok buddy, good to see your trusty Hartshead Barlow is ready and waiting :thumbsup:

    Good luck Jer :) :thumbsup:

    Hope everyone is having a good day :) It was nice to see my pals at the market, but my back was a source of constant irritation I'm afraid o_O Hoping for a better day tomorrow :thumbsup:
  3. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I look for barbers WAY older than me. I like the clippers on back and sides, scissors on top, and a nice shave of the neck with a straight razor. I used to like when barbers put some hair tonic on at the end. 20 to 30 minutes is perfect. Preferably 30. I'd feel cheated with a 10-minute haircut!
    Gonna get harder to find old barbers though. I think my current one is about 80.
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  4. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    I like your theory and thinking, unfortunately for me though i am at the age where most people older than me are also retired.:eek::rolleyes:;)
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  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Just five years difference between you and me. Some barbers like to work way past retirement age. My last one I had to quit going to. I think he's near 90, but he was cutting me with the razor almost every visit, and his hands were shaking! Also, I don't think he could work the scissors anymore. He should have retired several years ago. Nice guy, but I want to keep my blood!

    How about some lambsfoot content:
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  6. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
  7. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
  8. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
  9. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    THAT my friend, is a great Knife! Nice Blyde there Herder!

    Hope your Back gets Better Jack, nothing is worse my friend, I just went for my first treatment on my Hip today- I have spent a few nights having to sleep in the Armchair it's been that bad - beat it up as a younger guy -paying the price now!

    Osteopath or Acupuncture yet?
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  10. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    Fantastic photos, Jack! :thumbsup: That first one reminds me (as photos of the British countryside often do) of some of the excellent wide shots in Detectorists.

    (I had quoted your subsequent photo post, as well, but got an error saying my post had too many photos. There was some great stuff in there, too!)

    Sorry to hear about your back. :( Hope it feels better soon!

    Speaking of sinks, Jack, I just spent the last few minutes reading up on why y’all have separate hot and cold taps over there (a question to which I never got a satisfactory answer when we were there… not that I went around asking everyone). ;) :D

    A good idea for Whataburger, but a great idea for the pub! :D

    I’ve posted this photo here before, but since I finally opened this bottle earlier this evening, and this photo happens to feature two fine Lambsfoot knives, I thought I’d post it here again. :thumbsup:

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  11. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I've known one or two barbers who should definitely retire, and they're not even that old! :D I was once waiting for a chair at a barbers I hadn't been to before, and the barber asked the chap before me how he'd like his hair. The man replied: "Just don't #£&% it up like you did last time!" I decided to go elsewhere :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the Lambsfoot content Vince ;) :thumbsup:

    Cheers Taylor :) Nice pic :thumbsup:

    Stunning Dan :cool: :thumbsup:

    Thanks a lot pal :thumbsup: I'm very sorry to hear things have been that bad with your hip Duncan, I have a lot of male friends who are also having hip problems at the moment :( I hope the treatment sorts things out buddy :thumbsup:

    Can't even get to see a doctor here I'm afraid, but I'm definitely going to go and see a specialist when I can :thumbsup:

    Thank you very much Barrett, there was some great scenery in that show wasn't there/ :) And it never seemed to rain for long! :D :thumbsup:

    That sounds interesting my friend, I might have to read up on that myself! :D It's funny when you visit other countries, you notice small things like that don't you?! :D I got a story on my phone this morning, about why the use of electric kettles isn't as widespread in the US as it is here! :rolleyes: I didn't actually read it though :D :thumbsup:

    Definitely! :D Great photo Barrett, I hope you enjoyed your dram :) :thumbsup:

    I am sure that most of you Guardians will know that while Scots don't mind their whisky being referred to as Scotch, they do not like to be referred to as that themselves. However, according to a Scottish writer I was speaking to earlier in the week, that has only been the case since the 1930's, and she cited both Burns and Scott using Scotch to refer to both language and people, rather than Scottish or Scots.

    Good Morning Guardians, hope you've all got through the week OK, and that you are looking forward to the weekend. My tail-bone is still very sore, but I'm hoping to get a coffee with a pal this morning. The cafes still aren't open again here, but we should be able to get something to take over to the park. Have a good day Guardians, stay safe out there :thumbsup:

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  12. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Despite purchasing a vintage Sci-fi calendar this year, in large part because I thought it would appeal to @JohnDF , it's actually been several decades since I last read any Science Fiction. Nonetheless, when I turned the page on this image at the beginning of the month, I was sufficiently intrigued to do some research into "The Most Sensational True Story Ever Told."


    I subsequently ordered a book, which arrived yesterday. Richard Shaver was working as a welder at a Ford assembly plant in Michigan, in the 1930's, when he claimed to hear voices being projected through his head from his welding equipment. "At first he thought he was going mad...."(!!!). However, it turned out he was actually hearing voices from a civilization living beneath the surface of the earth, reminding him of a former life as one of their number, Mutan Mion, 12,000 years before! With flying saucers, ray guns, and all manner of space malarkey, it's little wonder that his subsequent book proved popular with Sci-fi fans. I shall read it with interest :rolleyes:

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  14. SnailOffTheTrail


    Aug 25, 2018
    Stunning pictures and a lovely looking ebony lambfoot, too.

    I hope you are fully operational soon. I always remember my father's advice that, translated, goes something like "Through sport towards permanent invalidity!" and do no sports. So much so that I don't even watch any. Let's see if that pays off.

    This thread is a behemoth and a bear to navigate. Can anyone point me to some information on upcomming SFO for a lambfoot by A. Wright and sons and how to get on board?
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  15. dantzk8


    Nov 1, 2005
    Not a surprise. I'm myself going mad, without wearing a welder equipment, just at turning on the tv. I hear incomprehensible voices from the current civilization living on the surface of the earth. But i don't care enough to write a book.

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  16. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    It sounds like your father was ahead of his time! :eek: I suspect I might be in better shape if I'd spent more of my youth sat on my backside watching TV! :D :thumbsup:

    It is a lump for sure! :eek: You'll find the answers to many of your questions by carefully reading the first post in this thread, including a link yo the thread index, but sadly, there may be no more SFOs :( :thumbsup:

    :D :thumbsup:
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  17. dantzk8


    Nov 1, 2005
    30 minutes for a haircut! For me it's 7 minutes, no more. Clipper ruled at 9 millimeters and it will be like that. Well, i've never been very pretty.

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  18. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Good call, Jack!
    You have to have it longer on top than the back and sides, so you can grease it and comb it back like Elvis or James Dean!

    Recent pic:
    May read this yet again. Nice distraction from the craziness. :cool::thumbsup:
  19. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Hope you feel better soon Jack !
    Is your usual Saturday hike on the calendar for tomorrow ?

    I enjoyed that illustration :thumbsup:, a picture is worth a thousand words !

    Thank you :)

    Gracias Jack :)

    I'd say you go for the unbeatable squirrel girl instead !
    She is the real deal Jack :thumbsup: !!! :p:rolleyes::D
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  20. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I read that wiki article earlier, when you mentioned the "Shaver Mystery". That's some wild stuff; please let me know if it's an entertaining read, or just mad ramblings. I used to find wild tales and crazy conspiracies entertaining. I've come to realize that no matter how insane a story you tell, there will be quite a few people ready to believe it. "Hook, line and sinker" as we say around here.

    Happy Hanukkah, to Guardians and friends!

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