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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
  2. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
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  3. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    It was a 1500 piece assortment :eek::D
     
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  4. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
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    This makes my OCD happy
     
  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Dead on 3/16"!
     
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  6. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
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  7. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yeah, there's absolutely no purpose served being dead nuts, but hey....
     
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  8. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    In my world, AA comes after Z. 5-axis machine (XYZ45)?
     
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  9. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
  10. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Naw it's just a 3
     
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  11. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    Shiv folder
     
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  12. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    I'm in Washington (Olympia), but the photo was taken in Eagle's Cove on the southern point of San Juan Island.

    I asked a "Marine Biologist" on the island what type of barnacle they are, as I'd never seen them before. She told me they are Goose Barnacles, or Gooseneck Barnacles, and they are not native to our region - but I failed to ask what made her assume they are not native. She's the expert, so I just took her word for it.

    There are 2 common species:
    Pollicipes Pollicipes (most common in Northern Spain and neighboring coastal countries)
    Pollicipes Polymerus (NE Pacific Ocean native, from California to southern Alaska)

    I did a bit more research last night and learned the Pollicipes Pollicipes are historically popular in Spain as a delicacy, and commonly sourced from the Galician region. There was a company that was importing them from Spain to the US and they had an interesting excerpt on their website:

    "While fresh percebes are not available in the U.S. from Galician sources, we recently discovered a source sustainably harvested in Oregon. The wave-battered rocky coast of Oregon is strikingly similar to the coast of Galicia – it is even the nearly the same latitude. Waves from the Pacific smash into the rocks of the area, bathing the percebes in cool, fresh, nutrient rich sea water - creating a habitat much like the one found in Galicia."

    I guess our Pollicipes Polymerus species is not considered as palatable, or as delicious as their European cousins for whatever reason.

    Here's another link that has some good info. about them:
    https://web.archive.org/web/2012021...illopoda/Cirripedia/Pollicipes_polymerus.html
     
  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Can an orthopedic surgeon be a carpenter? Can a carpenter be an ortho surgeon in a pinch?
     
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  14. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    670
    Jan 17, 2014
    Well... there is this chiropractor who works on wood using sharp tools...
     
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  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I sh*t you not, but instead of malt I read something else at first!
     
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  16. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    That's all on you:p
     
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  17. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Random thought: I think it would be nice if I could replace the cycle finish alarm on the machine center with a squeaky toy like a rubber chicken
     
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ I see that Evil Genius descriptive up there so apply it to a screeching rubber chicken :)
     
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  19. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    670
    Jan 17, 2014
    Lol. Reminds me of the first time I encountered someone doing this in the Import Tuner scene a couple decades ago
     
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  20. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Up at 3:30am...:eek:
    Drive 400 miles...:(
    Brave L.A. traffic...:mad:
    Totally worth it:D

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