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Random Thought Thread

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

  1. Karoi

    Karoi Unobtanium Member Gold Member

    843
    Sep 7, 2014
    I lived in the UK and southern Africa before moving to Australia a decade ago. I found the UK to be a bit dull/boring, and Africa was pretty much the opposite in some ways and very unpredictable.

    Generally we’re very happy in West Aus. Lots to do and see, although some places are a very long drive (or short flight) to get to!
     
  2. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I moved a ton growing up too. I think 3 years was the longest I was in any one place.

    We also want to get the kids into a stable environment which is why we bought the house and moved to the area we did. Stable jobs blah blah blah.

    But I’m not against day dreaming.
     
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  3. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thank you. Each place sounds very different. Our good friends travel a couple of times a year to Australia for work, and I dearly hope to see a bit of it someday. Cheers.
     
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  4. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    if you enjoy what you do, you'll never work a day in your life!
     
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  5. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I'm all for day-dreaming. We're empty-nesters now and doing lots of it ha :) Ya, 3 years in one spot and gone again is tough. I managed six in NW Montana, which I love. One thing I didn't realize at the time was the 'non-traditional' education I was getting. Sometimes I mention a location and my kids are like 'Where?' and I wonder if we did the right thing lol.
     
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  6. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I’m dreaming of the kids moving out too lol. Won’t be no failed to launch 20 something’s here hahahaha.

    Luckily we’re up in Canada now, education system on average is better here. We’re proably going to do private school at some point anyhow. But at some point we may move down south. Wife is from Florida.

    Who knows!
     
  7. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    No not here either brother. Both of mine were/are strong-willed, which was hard on pops when they were growing up. But it's serving them well now that they're having to deal with things on their own, and beginning to understand the thinking behind some of the lessons we tried to teach them. I've got nothing but respect for anyone raising a family and keeping it held together on all fronts. Good visiting with you J.
     
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  8. Karoi

    Karoi Unobtanium Member Gold Member

    843
    Sep 7, 2014
    No worries. If you ever decide come over to this side of the world, see if you can stopover in New Zealand and do some sightseeing there :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I posted this on 12/31/17.
    I folded and got on the Behemoth Chopper preorder the next day.
    Bike was on hold 1/1/18.

    1/19/18
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    Good friend who has a SE “Big Ripper” sent me this UPS (it wasn’t assembled).
     
  10. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    781
    Jan 14, 2015
    This is pretty amazing. Wonder what it was made from?

     
  11. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    2,000 Years ago, mmmm must have been D2V:eek::rolleyes::thumbsup:
     
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  12. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier

    Dec 4, 2009
    Whatever it is it didn' appear to be rusted. Very cool video.
     
  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    In some unknown super steel alloy melted from the core of a metallic asteroid, as forged by some advanced alien civilization, aka Nathan's forefolks :p
     
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  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Haha it says under the video

    According to the preliminary judgments of the archeologists, the 47-cm-long sword was made of bronze and belonged to a senior official in the Warring States Period.
     
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  15. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier

    Dec 4, 2009
    Well I was going to do a review of my edc2 but decided it would be more fun to wreck my dirt bike and have the handle bars show through my cheek bone lol. 4 hours in the hospital and 15 stitches later lol we are good to go. I'm thinking I'm going to have some pretty serious black eyes while performing my Pallbearer duties tomorrow. We shall see.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Nice one! Did you have a full face helmet on? Looks like it might have come right through by your goggles and knocked them off or something. I hope you heal up fast!
     
  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Some of you guys are getting a bit too long in the tooth for all this shyte! Luckily for you mortal types, I bottled and commercialized some of my Peter Pan genetics mixed with my special and none viscous snake oil. Trust me, one drop and it heals up almost all ailments ;)
     
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  18. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    @grunt soldier Glad it wasn't your eye... but you need to work on those selfies :cool:
     
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  19. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    OUCH!!!!
     
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  20. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    758
    Jan 17, 2014
    Yeah. An impact that hard... even with goggles, I'm glad it wasn't any higher.

    Here's to a speedy recovery.
     

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