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Random Thought Thread

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

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Does that mean that you accept the challenge? :p
     
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  2. NUTRAMAC

    NUTRAMAC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 8, 2014
    4C9C634E-FDF8-478B-B45A-DC25ED10F7E3.jpeg Local Fire department honoring the 383 firefighters who died in 9/11
     
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  3. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Found a stash of orange zipties while I was cleaning up my side of the bedroom!:D Gotta coordinate, ya know?;)

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  4. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    Your pooch looks skeptical of their use!
     
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  5. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    That's about par for the course;)
     
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  6. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    I wonder how much certain dates impact other generations, if they noticed them for years after. They had to to, right?

    It seems crazy that it's been 18 years but I still remember every sight, sound, and smell of that day. I was on a field training exercise and me and my best friend hit the motherlode. We hit the command Humvee of the OpFor battalion and they were just sitting in front of the radio stunned.

    We got called to muster for the CO to talk us, he seemed so certain then. Poor guy couldn't have been 30 yrs old but had to manage us numbnuts.

    Then we got bottled up for a year before we got cut loose on someone. It's easy to say the war wasn't fought for good reason but I think people like to forget how frothing mad we were to knock somebody in the teeth after taking a hit like that. Looking back, it was silly, but at the time? Patchouli slinging pacifists were howling.

    Anyways, I try and take 9-11 off. It's a holy day to me, not a holiday. A day to do whatever I feel appropriate, cause that's what we're all about.
    Cut myself on a knife I made with my own 2 hands.
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    Make a pie? Homemade crust, first time for both?
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    Love!
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    [​IMG] Dicking around with a knife with a questionable heat treat and worse design? Yes please.

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    I hope you all had a wonderful day.
     
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  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    the look is crude, but the design seems pretty solid:thumbsup:

    'silly' pretty much defines our era. If dead lemmings could talk, what would they say?
     
  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    PSA for those folks who are looking for EDC2s with burlap handle scales (buffed or unbuffed):

    To the best of my recollection, no EDC2 came from CPK with burlap handle scales! The burlap was offered on the EDC3 when the EDC3 was in production and I can tell from experience that EDC2 & EDC3 handle scales are completely interchangeable (no thickness differences as far as I know like there were between EDC1 and EDC2 scales).

    JJ was fortunate to locate a set because there was an EDC3 offered with extra set of unbuffed burlap scales, but if you must have an EDC2 assembled and tuned by Jo's own expert hands at the source, you are probably SOL!
     
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  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    *sigh...*

    That LC with antique micarta @aquatimer has! Good night, what an opportunity to scoop up a great blade! Pretty rare bird there.
     
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  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I have been fighting the temptation to buy that LC all day ... I keep telling myself I don't need it ... but damn I sure do want it ...

    and yes thanks to a couple of the good CPK forum folks giving me a heads up I FINALLY got ahold of a set of unbuffed burlap for my EDC2 ...

    I'm not sure if they were an option on any of the regular EDC2 or EDC3 sales but I know they were gone very shortly after the EDC pattern was retired.
     
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  11. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I've come to terms with the fact that we never went to the moon and that NASA is full of shit.
     
  12. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Username checks out
     
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  13. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    :p:rolleyes::D

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    Sadly, Timmy, you are mistaken. I’ve been to the moon. There are even Cape Buffalo there. Mike
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Wow. Even the buffalo are lying to us. WHAT NOW?
     
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  15. NUTRAMAC

    NUTRAMAC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 8, 2014
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Random thought: we are going to start "the league of geriatric knife makers". Our motto will be: forgetful, confused, concussed, constipated and forgetful.
     
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  17. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Alzheimer’s friends club: make the same new friends every day!
     
  18. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    you forgot herniated
     
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  19. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Old guy turns to the lady in the bar: "So tell me, do I come here often?"
     
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  20. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    What happens when Italians get Alzheimer's?

    They forget everything but the vendettas
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