Purple! Because Ice cream has no bones!

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by T.Knotts, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    It might be sooner if I get a bug up my ass. :rolleyes:
     
  2. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I'm 1,303 days from leaving my current job and location and doing something absurd. :)
     
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  3. jmgruber

    jmgruber Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 27, 2018
    The absurdity level could be off the charts that many days from now. Hopefully it's something big!
     
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  4. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    You've got me beat by two weeks! I just checked, my plan is actually 1316 away lol.
     
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  5. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    Not a clue. My 55th birthday is when I'll be close to the 30 year mark with the company and I'll be in a position to move out of Illinois and start something new. All I know is, I'm done with the industry I'm in. I might look at getting a job at a factory and ride out the following ten years assembling widgets.
     
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  6. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Thet got widgets in West by God Virginia.
     
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  7. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    No idea if/when I can retire. Will be 50 in 6 months, and "official" retirement age is 67 for me, but really hope I can do it earlier.
     
  8. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    I’m shooting for partial retirement any trying to convince myself that Japanese Ikigai is the way to go.

    Ikigai - rough translation: happiness through staying busy/find your purpose.
     
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  9. Ron L

    Ron L Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 23, 1999
    If your purpose is drinking beer, fishing, and harassing family members, you're already there. Good job!
     
  10. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    I don't usually go with the wild stuff but here's some recent scales and blocks that I've picked up off of Instagram recently from a few different suppliers. (Phoenix Knife Handles, Fleming Wood Supply, and King & Queen Woods)

    Top: Bog Oaks & a Big Leaf Maple Burl
    Bottom: Box Elder Burl

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  11. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Here's the booty that I sent off to have stabilized (K&G) nothing fancy but some really nice grain.

    Top Left to Right: Wormy Chestnut, Bocote, Black Walnut, Maple, (Mesquite burl at far right)

    Bottom Left to Right: Honduran Mahogany & Cherry

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    For scale, they're sitting on 5" wide boards.
     
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  12. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Some awesomeness forthcoming... :D
     
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  13. Sos24

    Sos24 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 14, 2018
    Can’t wait to see what it becomes.
     
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  14. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
     
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  15. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging

    Jun 16, 2015
    Great looking selection, but the Big leaf maple burl....that's some gorgeous stuff!!:thumbsup:
    Thanks for the video, very helpful, and gotta give kudos out to your Co-Host!:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  16. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Spalted Maple from the Wheel of Death!
    :eek:
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  17. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Damn that's beautiful Scott!
     
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  18. Dopic1

    Dopic1 Irredeemable wood purveyor Platinum Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Thanks John, that was buried in the wood pile looked like rotten garbage. It was amazing to see what was inside.
     
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  19. jmgruber

    jmgruber Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Fill it up with pretzels and I will bring the beer!
     
  20. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging

    Jun 16, 2015
    The Wheel of Death has been kind!
    Beautiful stuff, Scooter!! I think one of your best!:cool::thumbsup:
     
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