Random Thought Thread

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

  1. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    It was super clean. Old lady/low miles, garage kept. Interior excact same color as body. Bench seat, lap belt. (remember those fk'n things?) Couldn't kill that straight 6. Not sure if the slants were an option, or still coming out in that, those years, but yes..easy to work on, the car I learned on. And with that 6 ? ...lotta room in that compartment to work..Yes, real steel for sure.

    Had a girlfriend w/ a '69 charger, beautifully restored, amateur, frame on w/ 383..balls for days, plenty. She always wanted to find a 440 for it...I convinced her that she should convert that thing to disc brakes before anything else.
     
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  2. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    It was always a good cruiser. I drove mine in Vermont for a few years. You put snow tires on the back and there’s not much that can stop you.
     
  3. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    '69 Ford Ranger Pickup with a scream 'in 390.
     
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  4. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    learning how to grind...
    random thought- 36 grit belts are the bomb
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  5. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    You know it! Happiness is a fresh 36 grit ceramic.
     
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  6. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    79 Malibu Classic wagon
     
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  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Rainy day project
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  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ build them while you still can....
     
  9. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2019
    With a project like that, I couldn't call any day rainy.
     
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  10. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Roll pins are a pain in the ass, especially the bolt catch one. Finally used some channel locks to squeeze them in and finished tapping them in with a punch.
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    Voila! Rainy day project complete. Now I just need some sights and some range time!
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  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I plan to, I have another Larue lower, that I plan to do a 20" build with when funds allow.
     
  12. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    yesterday, 36 grit...today 3000
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  13. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Will that help the peanut butter slide off?
     
  14. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    and/or jam
     
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  15. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2018
    Going to funeral today - grandfather from my mother side of family.
    I think that 96 years is a nice age.
    It's amazing that he was still quite active in the garden almost to his 90s. But last few years were not great.
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Sorry to hear that. Yeah, 96 is pretty good.
     
  17. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    474
    Aug 31, 2010
    Wow
     
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  18. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    David Lisch has by far my favorite account on Instagram
     
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  19. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    I agree. He posts great content on his process and I don’t think he’s ever had a bad day with how positive his attitude is. Super nice guy to talk with and I was real happy when i was able to buy a knife from him. Had to get a Legacy Knife, sphincter and all!

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  20. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Man I took my edc to the beach this weekend, it was a mistake, the sheath has sand inside now haha
     

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