- Dec 2, 2005
Wishing all the Guardians a healthy and immunity-filled 2021!
Thanks for the interesting observations about the book, Jack.
You have a worrisome inventory of symptoms, Jack. Keep a close eye on yourself to make sure nothing suddenly gets out of hand!
Thanks for the compliment on my photos.
Congrats on the modified lambs foots, Jack!
And plaudits to Reaper AL for his thoughtful generosity!
Great to read that you're experiencing some relief, Jack! I hope your back feels better each day as 2021 proceeds, and that your "cold symptoms" clear up ASAP!
Cracker Jack wishes us all a peaceful and healthy 2021, too:
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The same to you my friend, and sincere thanks for your well wishes, your Cracker Jack is a great Lambsfoot to start the year with
Happy New Year Guardians !
(recycled pic ... but I can only pull this one out once a year lol)
And it's a great pic Dan! Happy New Year amigo
As is my tradition, I spent a good part of New Year's Day pruning...plum, peach, apricot, fig, mulberry, and grapes. My ebony Wright joined the tool set for the day.
Good to see you here good sir, and I hope you have a healthy and happy 2021 Nice set of tools there
Hope everyone is well after New Years Eve celebrations, and have a relaxing day today. Seeing as there has been a tool post to start the New Year, thought i would join in, there is a Sheffield connection. Found these being thrown out completely covered in rust and seized up. Bit of loving and they have been given a new lease of life.
I have a pair very much like that Leon, but without the paint. Obviously I see a lot of old pliers because of my mate's tool stall, and I regularly see them with WW2 stamps. Happy New Year mate
Happy Friday/New Year's Day Guardians!!
That's a really great pic Taylor, your Waynorth Lambsfoot looks better and better
All the Christmas stuff is back under the stairs except for this sleigh, and whatever else I missed.
That sleigh is pretty old isn't it Jer? I sometimes put the decorations away early myself, usually by the time we get to January, I am glad to get back to 'normal'. Unfortunately, this year 'normal' is still a way off
Stop sugar-coating it, Jack!
Lmao, I almost quoted that same part of Jack's post, it made me laugh when I read it!
LOL! And then there's the health and safety....
Not that Wright's have any shortcomings in that department, but in the past, cutlery hulls (which is what they were traditionally called in Sheffield) had a terrible reputation. Some of the worst, and I have seen plenty of them first-hand, were the workshops of the small independent cutlers, the 'Little Mesters'. Because they are self-employed, a lot of the safety laws don't apply to them, and many had scant consideration for their own health, working in filthy conditions, with dangerous machinery, and a lack of ventilation or dust extraction. Most of the factories weren't much better, it has to be said, even in recent times, and historically a Sheffield cutler who lived to his mid 30's was an old man.
So, ya don't know ya born sonny!
We always took the decorations down on New Year's Day.
Usually I'm ready to be done with them by NYD. Not so much on this grizzly, drizzly, ice-threatening day.
But Spring is right around the corner!
No fried squirrel for you my friend! A nice brace of Lambsfoot knives there
Good morning Guardians, hope everyone has swept away the New Year cobwebs, and that 2021 is off to a reasonable start for you, even with the challenging times ahead. Have a good day folks This pic is from last night, rather than from this morning!