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

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The first time that I made a stamp, I forgot to make the stamp a mirror image of the mark I wanted. I didn't realize my mistake until I marked my first piece with it and my mark was backwards.
     
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  2. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I don't like Venmo.
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Venmo certainly shares way too much information about your spending habits with those on your contact list, Facebook and other social media. In a nutshell, a lot more "intrusive" for lack of a better word than say PayPal. As far as buying and selling goes, Venmo has no significant safeguards (buyer/seller protection) other than perhaps a potential claim placed by card issuer if the method of payment was a CC. The only pro which I can think of right now, is their ease of use.
     
  4. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Sometimes it's good to change things up.
     
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  5. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I changed my diet and lost 25 pounds since September, it is good. Changing my booze from whiskey to tequila accounted for close to half of that, I think. Good changes.
     
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  6. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

    400
    Jul 26, 2019
    I don't think Venmo is available in Canada so I don't know much about it. Why would they share spending habits on social media??? I just don't understand that at all... Is this how kids show off these days?
     
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    It's like FB crap when you can see what your friends and family are up to. If we are socially networked and I spend $5 buying coffee, you'll also know about it. That kinda BS.
     
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  8. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Never got into social media. Simply don't care to know what everyone/anyone else is doing all the time, and I sure as heck don't give a goshdarn about letting everyone else know what I'm doing all the time.

    ***Note to self: NO Venmo***
     
  9. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    AMEN!
     
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  10. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    it's tough, but cuttin the booze out entirely makes a world of a difference
     
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  11. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Yeah that ain't happenin:oops:
     
  12. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    I was there once, too. Alcohol was a problem for me, so I took care of it. If it ain't a problem, then it ain't a problem :)
     
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  13. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

    201
    Aug 21, 2018
    Exercise did it for me. I think the thing was that drinking was something to do. Like, in a ritualistic and comforting way. Friday night? Have a drink. That sort of thing. Shifted to lifting and exercise two years ago. I still drink, but not nearly as much. It helps to know why a habit is a habit if you’re trying to consciously change it. At least, it did for me. I see a lot of people in my field who use it for anxiety but it never really fixes it.
     
  14. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    Ice cream and Hershey’s. Food in general. The more I worked out and exercised, the hungrier I got, the more I ate, the more my scale suffered. Hold on to how much you eat, mostly, and your weight will go down. Eating is 70% of how much you weigh. Hold the food, down goes the weight, up will go the filling good index. Just shut your mouth, so to speak.
     
  15. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    2 good ones I've heard;
    "Lose fat in the kitchen, get fit in the gym"
    "You can't outrun the spoon"

    Both are true. Most folks trying to lose weight, don't understand just how much work it takes to burn off extra calories they consume. A single slice of pizza, or a can of soda pop, 1 candy bar, 1 serving of ice cream... they're all in the 200+ calorie range.

    That takes about 30 minutes at moderately strenuous pace on a stairmaster to burn off. Longer still on a treadmill. Easier to cut the excess calories than to try to "work them off".
     
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  16. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

    201
    Aug 21, 2018
    I see what you’re saying, and you’re not wrong, but your body does need fuel. Cutting can and will start a cycle of calorie retention (starvation response) and can lead to disordered eating if you do it hard enough. It is better to start cooking more for yourself using raw materials (moving away from pre-made foods), substitute natural foods when you have the option (e.g. fruit and oatmeal instead of cereal), and cut down on red meat or sauce-centered dinners.

    A crazy amount of sugar, salt, and other stuff are added during the production of pre-made foods to retain their shelf life so that’s where many hidden calories come from. Single and easiest thing to do is just stop drinking sodas and things like that, including teas, and drink water or unsweetened tea instead. That will save you a ton, like, immediately. But more generally take an “eat this, not that” approach to nutrition.
     
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  17. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    Here is a question that has stumped me for a while until I dug into it a bit: what happens to the fat we lose with diet and exercise? Where does it go?
     
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  18. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We got rid of the Romi last week to make room for a different machine coming in. That machine comes in today. The rigger says it weighs about 25,000 pounds. Mark and I are so looking forward to rolling that around the shop.
     
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  19. Jo the Machinist

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

    Nov 17, 2015
    I'm pretty sure nobody likes a dentist. ;) you'd be wasted there.
     
  20. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
     

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