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The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

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

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I did that manually.
     
  2. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012

    I love the look of those. I'm very impressed by how you got them to come out. :cool:

    I'm going to have to dig in and learn how to accomplish that. I can do most regrinds without much trouble on the Burr-King, but swedges throw me. Cheers sir.
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ time for a mini vacay to Moorseville, NC and a visit to the CPK Compound... Take out Nathan / Jo for a very nice dinner. Don't also forget some fine alcohol because that stuff lubricate the limbic system and Nathan will open up to you with a few how-to secrets!

    You can do it Dave, in you I trust :)
     
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  4. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I'd go straight up to the front door with the booze this time. No one can refuse Johnny Walker Blue and I certainly don't want to get caught digging in the creek again.
     
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  5. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I'd suggest that if you wanted to dig in the creek you dress like a Sasquatch to get away with it.

    But then you'd probably get shot.
     
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  6. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    We need to make some RoboCop armour..
     
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  7. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014
    I forget you have a Burr King. I got mine from Tom McGinnis from Ozark Knife Makers. He has been awesome with support and teaching. Swedges are something I am learning. Not an easy thing,i agree.
     
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  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    That is very cool that you are learning this Brian. Some stuff I can accomplish on the tool & cutter grinder we've got, at least on knives like CPK's with removable scales. On the t&c grinder I can clamp solid. Freehanding on the Burr King I'm much less sure of myself. My Burr King came with the acquisition of a working shop and it is an older machine and could use some TLC some day soon. Thanks for the heads up about Mr. McGinnis.
     
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  9. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    There are a couple dogs. One is mean and the other is incredibly stupid. The stupid one is a little bitey.
     
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  10. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The dogs can't get to the creek. Neither can law enforcement....

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Ratman79

    Ratman79 Gold Member Gold Member

    978
    Jan 5, 2016
    MikeKu, thanks for the reply and they are two popular people for sure, for good reason !!

    Jo thank you; I received your PM/Conversation and replied :)

    (I would have used the "quote" button, but for some reason it is not working for me)
     
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  12. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast" Platinum Member

    840
    Aug 27, 2014
    @Nathan the Machinist : would you be willing to start a "want to buy" sticky thread?

    Clarification: would you be willing to separate the WTB from the WTS/WTT.
     
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  13. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Well if you see me go down, for goodness sake at least save the liquor......

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Of course. That almost goes without saying.

    While the dumb one is chewing on you, the mean one steals your beer. I wish I was kidding...
     
  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ now that's quite funny. Poor Nathan seems to be suffering from PTSD symptoms caused by Jo's pups :p
     
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  16. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Nothing more pathetic than a pit who can't hold his liquor...

    It's true what they say-- give a dog a little firewater and the first thing he loses is his moral compass, the next thing to go is his trousers...


     
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  17. coiledwire

    coiledwire Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    Are you speaking about a dog, or "that guy" that everyone knows of one? Because I was like, "wow, Petey2.1 totally knows John, as if he was also here last weekend".
     
  18. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    We have a guy at work who can't resist. He came running around the other day in a black garbage bag and work boots.

    Scarred for life.
     
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  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I avoid family reunions for this very reason.....
     
  20. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    @Nathan the Machinist / @Jo the Machinist

    Are the handle scales on the BC, the same as on the LC?

    Thanks!

    Justin
     

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