Random Thought Thread

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

  1. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Chip that is another work of art,;) any idea what scales are going on this beauty? Tony and Koa is my first thought.:eek:
     
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  2. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    This is funny for a couple reasons.

    You cant have an infinite vacuum next to a pressurized system without a barrier or container.

    Plus that face.
     
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  3. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    People, please just drop it
     
  4. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    now that is a knife designed to have a dagger grind. Because it's a dagger.
     
  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Quick...we need more distractions!

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  6. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

    540
    May 27, 2018
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  7. Odog27

    Odog27 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
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  8. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Woah. Thise are fakes. I'm certain of it. Send em to me for proper disposal
     
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  9. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    I study chemistry in the interstellar medium. If it was a perfect vacuum my job would be pretty boring...
     
  10. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    That is actually pretty fascinating. What do you do for a living?
     
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  11. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Chem prof/ NSF program manager
    My own work is computational, mostly atmospheric and interstellar.
     
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  12. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    What does NSF stand for?

    Is 338 in reference to the Lapua Magnum?
     
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  13. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    When I get to learn more about the folks that hang around this forum, it becomes clear to me that there are some pretty interesting folks on this forum
     
  14. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We've had a few shop visits over the years and literally half of them were engineering managers/directors
     
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  15. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The people that gravitate to this group tend to be pretty technical. I like a crowd of folks who appreciate technical minutiae. This makes me happy
     
  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
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    Happy
     
  17. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    National Science Foundation.
    Yes, 338 is for my pride and joy 338LM.
     
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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  19. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Guilty (not the visit part). Used to go to Clayton a lot for business but not any more, and just looked up where you are and it would have been a long haul anyway. Maybe someday...
     
  20. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Hmmm... a high end company that focuses specifically on the technical minutiae to maximize the performance of their product, drawing clientele/fans who appreciate technical minutiae, you say?

    Sorry Nathan, but I think your company's direction just doesn't have what it takes to appeal to the folks who are enamored of the $26.99 bowie because, "It's got that really cool dragon in black and red on the handle, and see? It's got a dragon engraved (crudely) on the blade too". :p

    Different strokes, for different folks :D
     
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