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The "Whatever" Thread

Discussion in 'JK Handmade Knives' started by JK Knives, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Well now, if you look at a map you'll see I'm actually on the right coast.:p
    We're just swapping weather with the wrong coast for a while.:rolleyes:
    Round two is hitting now with another 8 or so inches expected through tomorrow and early next week.
    At least it warmed up this week and I was able to hit the stores and stock up on food.
     
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  2. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    :)
    I'm a little North of Topeka - but I work in town if you ever want to meet up for lunch, a coffee, or a beer.
     
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  4. Grateful

    Grateful Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 5, 2002
    Sounds good. I work there too.
     
  5. greentrout

    greentrout Gold Member Gold Member

    637
    Apr 20, 2016
    @JK Knives what grit do you finish your micarta handles at?
     
  6. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    80 grit then I hit them on a 3M belt
     
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  7. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
  8. frontiertom

    frontiertom Gold Member Gold Member

    512
    Sep 20, 2004
    Man, that sounds like a winner ! Wonder how far a drive that would be from central Florida? LOL!
     
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  9. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    it takes me about 15 hours to drive to Atlanta, counting fuel and walking breaks - so 22 hours? :)
     
  10. frontiertom

    frontiertom Gold Member Gold Member

    512
    Sep 20, 2004
    Thanks! I don't think my legs would carry me that far! Besides, it's not close enough to Spring yet!
     
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  11. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Going to the range on Wednesday. Connie wants to shoot her Micro 9, and after renting one, Becky bought a Sig P365 she wants to shoot. I’ll take my Glock and Kimber .45. I need a distraction from business.
     
  12. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Damn snow, make it stop already Ma!
    I had to buy a snow shovel last week!
    Never owned a snow shovel before!
    Never needed a snow shovel before!
    Own one now!
    Damn snow, make it stop Ma!
    :D
     
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  13. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    made me laugh myke. :D
     
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  14. JK Knives

    JK Knives Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 6, 2001
    Ice storm went through last night, everything is covered with ice.
     
  15. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    We got dumped on yesterday and last night.
    More shoveling.
    More shoveling.
    More shoveling!:mad:

    Yay cabin fever!;):D
     
  16. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    You're welcome Todd.:D:thumbsup:
     
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  17. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    I just had my truck cleared of snow yesterday dang it!
    Hopefully it'll get above freezing and rain like they say it will tomorrow.
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  18. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Ice pics from last week.
    This one was after the first snow. It warmed up and melted some, then froze that night and formed these crystals.
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    And this one was before the snow.
    Ice spider webs!:eek:[​IMG].
     
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  19. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    And here are some pics from a new hiking area I found closer to home than the park I was going to.
    Some of these are from November and some from last month.
    I've been out there 3 times exploring different trails.
    The first leg starts along an old rail road bed and crosses the river, then branches out in three directions right after crossing the river.
    This is the western end of the Whitehorse Trail. Going east it runs up to Darrington some 25-30 miles distant.
    I dread this part of the hike because of the large gravel/rocks and the length.
    It seems to take forever to get to the river with just farm fields on either side to look at.
    Boring and hard on the feets.
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    Though I did spot some New York Elk out grazing in the grass.;)
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    Looking back at the bridge from the center trail.
    I met a fellow hiker the second time out and he told me two men died building the bridge.:(
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    On up the trail.
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    This end of the Whitehorse follows the river for a ways before joining up with the Centennial Trail which is partially on another old RR bed and runs north/south.
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    On the left after crossing the bridge there is a short trail that runs along the river bend with a couple of low spots with river access.
    I found where some bushwhackercrafter practiced their shelter building skills.
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    The first time out here I went to the right after the bridge and followed a gated road until I found a trail that branched off towards the river and found a few old shacks and some huge stumps on the bluffs overlooking the river.
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    The view from the bluffs.
    The buildings in the center are where I catch the trail at.
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    The hiker I mentioned before also told me there was an old log holding pond back in further so I went looking for it the last time out.
    Up the road I went.
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    And I found it.
    What a pretty little pond.:thumbsup:
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    And the back side of the pond where it's vewy vewy swampy.
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    The road leading past the pond ends up at some buildings with keep out signs so I didn't trespass.
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    The road forked down below the pond so naturally I went and explored the other fork after running into the forbidden area up past the pond.
    After a bit I could hear a creek running down to the river and found a trail going downnnn.
    And a muddy trail it was with water running down it in places to join with the creek.
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    The creek rushing to get to the river and it's end.
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    Back up to the old road.
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    And I run into a tree farm.
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    But just before the tree farm there is this big old water holding tank right next to the old road.:cool:
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    Okay...th,th,thats all folks.
     
  20. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    really cool pics myke. thanks for taking the time to share.

    we are supposed to be getting 6-12" of snow tonight/tomorrow.
     
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