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Random Thought Thread

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

  1. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    100% other than I no longer hang up. I answer, say nothing, put the call on mute, and wait. If there are prompts, I follow until a person answers. They usually hang up within a few seconds. After maybe 2 more calls, they remove the number. One can play around and blast the old internet connection sounds from the dial-up days or obnoxious adult entertainment videos; that usually results in a quick hangup as well.
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  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Yeah, I almost never answer any unknown number. What I'm amazed by is that there is usually a snippet of the robo-voice on my voice mail... "If you would like to be placed on our do not call list, please press 1 now."

    Someone should invent an app that robo-responds. Or better yet, somehow goes out into the universe of call directories and deletes my number from their system! I should be able to purge my number...

    At least the non stop barrage of robo-texts for political campaigns should come to an end today... :confused::mad:
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  3. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    I have been having really good luck with UPS. They even call me if there's a problem and I've been able to fix things while the package was already in route.
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  4. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    My 5 year old grandson jumped off the back of the couch last night playing "Super hero" landed bad and broke his arm.
    Late night at the emergency room. He never cried or whined once.
    I need to teach him to tuck and roll.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2020
  5. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    @JJ_Colt45 I Will send you the information that I use when sending them. There's a code that you need to put. When I get back to the shop, I'll send you a PM.
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  6. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Oh no! I hope he heals fast.
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  7. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Thanks Jo, he's a tough little kid.
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  8. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Got it ... thank you Jo!
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  9. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Ouch! Unfortunately been there done that with our son...3 times! Forget the ages now (he's 17 now), maybe 8 the first time...then a year to the day later he did it again! Made it past that date the next year, but like 6 months later he did it again! All his left arm...elbow twice and wrist once. Was really getting nervous that DCYF was gonna start asking questions.
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  10. JBC_Hunter


    Jan 9, 2015
    Used my fk2 pst several trips out without sharpening inbetween. This time i accidentally buried the tip twice into the dirt. The edge was shinny and would no longer shave however it still made fine curls for a feather stick. Afterwards I gave it a few pulls on a ceramic road and a leather strop and it’s back to hair popping. Only difficulty was getting the fine wire edge completely removed during the strop.
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  11. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Ouch. 3 times...

    Just some food for thought, but even at younger ages, having kids start on any grappling style is potentially beneficial in a multitude of ways. Aside from the obvious benefits for self-defense, one of the big ones is that styles that emphasize grappling and/or throwing all have a lot of focus on developing kinesthetic awareness of body positioning AND break falls (how to properly fall/land to minimize the risk of injury).

    Simply as an anecdotal example, my brother and I both started formal martial arts with karate (I began earlier, despite my brother being 2 years older), but I also developed an interest in all the aspects of martial arts, including grappling and throwing.

    My brother broke his arm and dislocated it multiple times from falls (not to mention getting stitches on his head on 3 different occasions from falls not related to any extreme sports).

    In my case, learning HOW to fall/roll and distribute the force of a fall saved me from injury many times, and despite being more of a nut in my youth (doing stuff my brother didn't, like a LOT of biking in all kinds of terrain/conditions, skateboarding etc., and even eventually going from point sparring to full contact kickboxing), I managed to avoid any broken bones, aside from finger injuries (which ALL occurred while playing basketball. Lol).

    I was present more than a few times when my brother was injured simply from tripping or slipping. The same type of falls I generally didn't even have a bruise/sprain from due to instinctively falling as I'd trained, to minimize the force of the fall and any chance of injury.
  12. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Can confirm. About ten years ago I was jumping as high as I could on a trampoline and jumped right off it, and I was heading for the rocky ground from like 20+ feet up, head first, very certain I was about to die. But my dusty old high school judo club training and my body/instincts took over and turned the fall into a roll, and I wound up on my feet, bewildered and unharmed. I've considered that one of the great miracles of my life.

    I meant 20 feet not 30, haha. Still was scary.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2020
  13. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Sorry to hear :-( Tough kid !!!

    Must be an ice cream and cookies day :)
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  14. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Before the border closed people were shipping to me in the US, I was crossing them into Canada myself then shipping them domestically. I’ve done a lot that way, in particular more expensive ones you don’t want customs to handle. I’ve had a couple shipped to me directly but it’s hit or miss with customs and the prices are atrocious right now. The last one direct from Jo was a FK2 small box and it cost me I think about $75 all said and done.
  15. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 26, 2019
    I think you're onto something here. What do you know about cocaine?
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  16. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Theres so much to love here
  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    :thumbsup: Nice save.

    It definitely makes a difference. I've seen more than a few friends with breakfall training (male and female) with some good (and some impressively acrobatic and even flamboyant) saves due to trained instincts for falls in everything from missteps into ditches to mountain bike crashes (going right over the handlebars and instead of doing a scorpion on their face, tucking into a smooth roll on one shoulder right back to their feet and continuing to run downhill due to the momentum. The rest of us gaped for a moment, then bust out laughing).
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  18. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I specialize in discretion and have references who have had me bring across knives getting close to 5 digits in value with literally no means to recover any value should a loss occur thus proving they certainly trust me.
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  19. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    my nickname around here is Crash Arnold. I earned it.
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  20. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I have seen my buddy Dale do a Superman off the side of a goddamn mountain in Pisgah national Forest, mountain biking with me back in the '90s. He was fine...

    Oh my God to be young again
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