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CLOSED PRE-ORDER CPK Keffeler Competition Cutter

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    you could always saw a cutting board into strips wide enough for your cutting surface. More food safe than plywood, imo
     
  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Those plastic cutting boards cut through in one hit
     
  3. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    141
    Jan 25, 2018
    been there done that :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    ...food safe? What the hell you doin’ with that knife, bro? :D


     
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  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Cutting chicken and fish, obviously...
     
  6. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    It is a good idea to just use something you plan on replacing regularly. Even if it isn't broken in 2, the chipped up surface interferes with the roll and is no good. I use a 6" strip of 1/4 in plywood. It gets replaced at least once every practice session. Sometimes you can turn it over and get a couple whacks. ;)
     
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  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    there are so many options for bad jokes here, that it's difficult to pick just one
     
  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Have any more of these made it out into the wild? I'd love to see more pics and feedback to tide me over during the wait (I know...that's what I get for waiting to get the last one;)).

    ~Chip
     
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  9. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Hope everyone is still as excited about these as I am :D

    ~Chip
     
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  10. spyken

    spyken Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    Any chance of a late order? I have been away for awhile. Getting back into this.
     
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    @Jo the Machinist , are you still editing posts as these ship? I assume we're not going to make the end of the year ship date?

    Thanks,
    ~Chip
     
  12. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Unfortunately it's looking less likely. This was such a small batch of such a utilitarian knife I felt certain we could bang it out quickly but the reality has been different. I can grind 10-20 of our regular work in the time it takes me to grind one of these. Sharpening is about double. And, despite the fact there are three other people in the shop grinding, sharpening and assembling knives, I'm the only one who can do the comp choppers which makes me the bottle neck. Unscheduled production stoppages such as a servo dram parity error on the Mori, control problems on the automatic surface grinder, sump filter pump seizing on the Kia, and a tool changer crash on the pig require my immediate attention and continuing production requirements such as fixtures, programs, machine setups/prove outs/adjustments, tooling modifications otherwise require most of my time during the day. I stone, strop and test the edge on every single knife before it can ship. I'm the bottleneck in the shop and I'm working 7 days a week. Ironically, it seems like the more help I get the more work I have to do, it was a slower pace when it was just me. This is leading to a problem with finding a few weeks of uninterrupted time where I can just sit in front of a grinder and finish these comp choppers. It's one of the only projects in the shop that only I can do. I have comp choppers in processes and I will continue to make it a priority but it's looking less likely that they'll ship before the end of the year.
     
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  13. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    836
    Apr 7, 2016
    You can ship mine dead last Nathan, I don't care if they aren't finished the end of next year. I appreciate your pursuit of perfection with these, take your time.
     
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  14. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We were going to get these out by the end of the year but we will miss that deadline. I tried. All but a few are nearly ready to ship. But it's going to take another few weeks. I'm sorry for the delay.
     
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  15. Uspsaguy

    Uspsaguy Gold Member Gold Member

    45
    Sep 14, 2017
    If anyone is in a hurry, please feel free to move mine around the queue. Im in no hurry. Thanks for the update.
     
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  16. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    836
    Apr 7, 2016
    As I said before Nathan, please make mine the last two you do, I am dead serious. If I get them before June, you tried to hard.
     
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  17. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    141
    Jan 25, 2018
    Some things you have to work for and some things you have to wait for. I don't mind waiting for high quality, Made in USA craftsmanship. Thank you for update :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I’m hoping that Jo blindfolds you and shoves you in the packed Subaru so that you, Jo and the kids can get away for a few days and that you don’t have to think about this place and finishing / not finishing up this order or what not in the next few!

    Don’t worry Nathan, i’ve got this one and will keep it nice and tidy till you return from the mini vacay :D
     
  19. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Way to go Mat, taking one for the team.;)
     
  20. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Guys, my Competition Cutter is with Eric Lind from Mashedcat now for a kydex sheath. I requested him to design a competition compliance sheath. If any of you are keen to get a kydex sheath for your Completition Cutter, you may contact him to use mine as a template to make you one.

    Happy chopping in 2019.

    Cheers!


    Don
     

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