Random Thought Thread

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

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    What island, @nandok?

    There is something very appealing to me about this simpler life. Actual pursuit of minimalism and a utilitarian life sounds refreshing.

    We were just at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. I was blown away by everything they showed that you can do with a simple coconut tree. Real life skills.
     
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  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Roughing it in Hawaii. Almost sounds like an oxymoron. Looks like paradise.
     
  3. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    My roughing it days are over with. Just piddling with my hobbies is rough enough.
     
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  4. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    Kauaʻi
     
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  5. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    That is tough duty for sure but someone has to do it right?
     
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  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I forgot how much fun picking locks can be...pretty rewarding when you get the click:)

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  7. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Dear Nathan,

    Please stop making your knives so sharp.

    Sincerely,

    My Left Hand

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  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007

    Yikes. Sorry brother, can't help you with that.
     
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  9. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    'tis but a scratch
    I don't count them at that size, but I do try to be careful not to get any really cool ones.
     
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  10. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Hey man, you’re holding it by the wrong end.......
     
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  11. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    that's the only Hawaiian island I've ever been on. Went mountain biking there if you can believe it. When that red earth gets wet, it's no better than ice. We had the family set us up with a time share place and air miles, but travelled with our two year old and it wasn't the greatest trip of all time. Beautiful damn place, once you get away from the crappy resort area
     
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  12. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Is "the snow piercer" as dumb as it sounds?


    ... Asking for a friend....
     
  13. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    ^it is, but I still liked it.
     
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  14. Odog27

    Odog27 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Hunger games on a train.
     
  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Quite possibly the dumbest premise for a post-apocalyptic show EVER.
     
  16. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    it's an allegory on classism
     
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  17. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Sure, but a train that NEVER stops? That's just dumb:confused:
     
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  18. Airbornetx

    Airbornetx

    143
    Feb 6, 2007
    Ouroboros
     
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  19. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    I could give you the names of some makers who seem to have mastered the art of making, selling, and shipping dull knives. Maybe one of them could teach you their tricks. :D
     
  20. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    They should have a cameo where a vertically challenged individual in a white suit goes, "The Train! The Train!" :p
     

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