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

  1. PharetH

    PharetH

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    Aug 2, 2016
    Rapidly approaching 100 UF pre-ordered so far.
     
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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Because Jo has proven herself yo be such a sweetheart of a nice(st) lady, some of us ought to band together to have arrangements made for her and the kids to take a well deserved vacation to an exotic island this Summer and if they should allow animals, I will personally pay the extra for both Sadie and Ziggy to accompany their mommy :)

    Nathan, Mark and Bo can take an all boys vacation to Bob's exotic island. Please contact Bob for your vacay tickets and schedule. Bob will be in charge of food, beverages and entertainment :D
     
  3. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I love going out to Bob's island! The last time we were there he had this wonderful BBQ, some kind of special long pig? Even though I'm here in the BBQ capital of the world I've never been able to find this wonderful pork he served out on his little island out in the pacific! Great stuff!
     
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  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    * I want to use the same virtual reality goggles which you use :D
     
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  5. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I always assume that someone is talking about the small island (not in the Pacific) rather than the larger one. One must of course know the numbers to be entertained, since a small island visit can be somewhat limiting:

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  6. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm just, kidding of course. Texas is the real BBQ capital.
     
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  7. khukoo head

    khukoo head Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 10, 2015
    I was fixin’ to say...
     
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  8. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    One the big island, we always send local islanders to fetch arrivals to the airport, who then enjoy a relaxing cruise before arriving to the sumptuous "pork" feast.

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  9. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    We do discourage night flight arrivals on the big island, as the locals can become a bit testy and paranoid, and have been known to utilize their own warning systems to avoid any misunderstandings.....

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  10. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ that is a cool picture
     
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  11. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Vandenberg AFB where lots of satellites are pushed into space, the west coast's only real launch facility. And the Minuteman 3 launches, etc.

    Third largest AFB in the US, defensive land-based launch systems and medium range missile interception stationed here. Currently awaiting a Delta IV r Heavy launch of an NRO reconnaisance satellite. A huge part of the Space X launch and retrival programs. And only an hr's drive.

    And so convenient for those of us around here, our very own Diablo Canyon nuclear reactor 12 mi away, lol.
     
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  12. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Just had my first a few hours ago , holding my little boy and thought about UF pre order. It's my present to myself and I'll give it to him out here. Mammy gets a different present , don't think she would like a knife.
     
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  13. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Congratulations man!!!
     
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  14. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Congrats brother!
     
  15. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

    376
    Nov 26, 2017
    Thanks he wasn't expected for about another 2 weeks or so only thought of it because of reminder on phone and said why not.
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Holy Smokes! Congratulations!

    You'll get some sleep in about six months.

    Enjoy the gummy toothless grins. It's awesome and it doesn't last very long.

    They hit a sweet spot around seven...

    AWESOME!
     
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  17. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Ah yes! Worked at Vandenberg one summer as an intern - back when the Wright Brothers were doing test flights.
    Also worked at Diablo Canyon for a year on a college work study program.

    I promise that I didn’t cause anything to crash or start glowing prematurely.. Mike
     
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  18. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Congrats David, that is exciting news!
     
  19. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Gongrats you deserve a UF! :thumbsup::D
     
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  20. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Question for Mike 157, Mike is your UF Pictured Below Acid Washed? Thanks in advance-Tom
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