The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by JustinFournier, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    They are SAE. Jo can get you new hardware.
    Jocarothers at g mail dot com

    8/32 threads
     
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  2. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

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    Mar 12, 2018
    I was hoping to find some alternatives in the U.K.
     
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  3. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    8-32
     
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  4. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2009
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  5. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    by 'shroud' do you mean like a little tent?

    and to double check; heat oven to 1825 and hold for an hour. Turn off, put knife in with shroud, turn back on to 1725 and soak for 30-40 minutes. Turn off, remove knife, plate quench, remove foil after a few minutes(?) and then put in freezer for an hour. Temper twice at 475 for an hour each

    do I got it straight?
     
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  6. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yup. It sounds complicated but there's nothing to it.
     
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  7. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    And obviously, you want to wear some gloves and use tongs or pliers to put the work in and out. The radiant heat coming out of that oven when the door is open is legit.
     
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  8. C_Claycomb

    C_Claycomb

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    Dec 11, 2000
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  9. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Nathan, I am way down towards the bottom of the pre-order list for the K18 (at least I got in). Using your best guess when will the last of the pre-orders ship?
     
  10. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Nathan what do you recommend to preserve ebonite scales?
     
  11. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm afraid to make estimates because I keep getting set back. Hopefully by the end of summer.
     
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  12. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Don't store it in direct sunlight and since it is a natural rubber product to keep oil off of it.

    There are ebonite pens and wind instruments that are 100 years old and doing fine
     
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  13. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thank you sir. :thumbsup:
     
  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan, I've been on a bushcraft and axe trip lately (all your fault BTW, as all my compulsive expenditure in things I don't really need but absolutely want is ALWAYS your fault) so with that caveat out of the way:

    IIRC there were some discussions in the past about some dedicated bushcraft CPK knife but knowing your preferences for not wanting to go below a certain stock thickness, seems that you never warmed up too much to the idea. My Q is not really a Q but just to resurrect the idea that something thinner in the exact mold of the ultra sexy OGFK with the pry bar at the end is not too daft an idea. Think on it as you charm Jo into accepting that CPK-Axe project :D

    ETA: another thing which didn't exactly titillate was the Scandi grind thingie.
     
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  15. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Edit: ...whoops, wrong thread....
     
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  16. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    Nathan, I have a question for you;
    you've seen a lot of guy's hammers, and I was wondering if you'd rate mine?
    [​IMG]
    ;)
     
  17. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    #notnathan but dontcha need a handle?

    If you had a hammer (handle)
    You could hammer in the morning... In the evenin'... And all over the land.

    (Never understood that song)
     
  18. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2018
    Would you please give us a glimpse of this fabled blade?

    Thank you.
     
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  19. beattheheat

    beattheheat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 13, 2018
    and a glimpse of the Kephart please!
     
  20. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    It does not appear that your hammer is well hung.
     
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