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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Maybe I should enable me:p
     
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  2. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    :thumbsup:
     
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  3. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Few things in life really get me upset, but when someone has a problem with a knife they have purchased, and does not allow or contact the maker of the knife FIRST to make things right before posting shit on the Web is one of them:mad:
     
  4. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    What is it you are referring to Tom?
     
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  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Nothing really. I don't want to start a cross forum thing. There's not a problem and the individual in question really did not cross any lines or act improperly. We're all cool. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Carothers fun facts:

    If you Google Carothers, Carothers Knives show as the 5th most popular search on that search engine :D :thumbsup:

    The first on the list is Carothers DiSante which apparently is an attorney group HQ'ed here in my home county of San Diego! :eek:

    The next ones are related to Wallace Hume Carothers who was a famous chemist at Dupont credited with the making of NyLon :cool: There's apparently also a Carothers equation attributed to this guy!

    But what is this Carothers Funeral Home about, which comes in at # 7?! :confused: o_O :poop:
     
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  7. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    That explains the video you made today that broke my heart.
     
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  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    As a wee lad, I was fascinated with butchering! The old timer butcher who I used to watch breaking through tough SOB live-stock bones (obviously when they were already slaughtered ;) ) used this heavy type of chopping tool called a cleaver :D Not trying to be clever, but the phrase the right tool to do the job right is so apropos. I understand that carrying a cleaver on person while on a hunting trip is not too practical, but if you must crush through bones halving and quartering, you use a cleaver! Bring on the CPK-Cleaver for those aspiring butchers among us :)
     
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  9. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011

    Hey Mat, did you watch American Horror Story Roanoke? Kathy Bates was bad ass as the butcher. She wielded a mean cleaver! :eek::D
     
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  10. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    goodbye, net neutrality
     
  11. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Mat, Gus...

    Here's a mean set that is very,very cleaver-oriented, by Don Hanson III's Steam Mill Holllow, in Missouri Black Walnut:

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  12. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Wow! Nice set Bob! I dig that cleaver and that big one with the swedge to the left of it. :thumbsup::)
     
  13. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    I always seem to be cycling through hobbies. Back to lifting and I want a new bench and rack. Been looking at the IronMind Vulcan Racks and the Watson Pakulski and/or Animal (I have a number of IronMind and Watson tools and can vouch for their quality). Anyone here use any of the above?
     
  14. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    This is too good with sweet tea.

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  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I pretty much gave up on all that heavy lifting stuff around the time I turned 50 about 5 years ago. I realized that however longer I may live as I go forward, I wish to retain my nature made joints and hips without any metal and cement augmentation, if I can help it. These days it is strictly long walks with the Pup, rubber bands and not-so-heavy kettlebells for me. You still have a good 10+ years ahead of you to get back into lifting and cycling your hobbies. Just make sure that you have a good spotter if lifting too heavy ;)
     
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  16. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    What happened to your hand?!
     
  17. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I still have a Captains of Crush gripper from Ironmind. My elementary school PE teacher was the first guy to close the #4. There's a random nugget.

    I was into heavy lifting once upon a time, back before I got impatient and torched my lower back with 1 bad rep squatting.

    So 3 bulging discs ago I considered those Vulcan racks. They seem like a good choice if you're limited on space. A power rack is optimal imho. A lot safer and more versatile.

    I have to stick to biking for the legs/lungs now. I use Olympic Rings for weighted pull-ups and dips. They are Fantastic for your chest. Cheap and portable too (more $ for knives ;)).
     
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  18. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    It’s an Instagram photo
     
  19. jackal_727

    jackal_727 Gold Member Gold Member

    882
    Aug 25, 2010
    He pulled the turkey from the fryer bare handed. Why else would he kill a bottle of Whiskey before lunch? :D
     
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  20. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    What's lifting and how much are you getting paid to do it?
     
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