Random Thought Thread

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

  1. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Is half a pear "a single"?:D

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  2. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
    That folder is a gorgeous slicey tank
     
  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Shirley got his mojo back!
     
  4. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    I was pretty pleased with my placing, all things considered...been a while since I jumped in a scramble:)
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Hand to hand "combat" after dark back in the day... Didn't you mom ever caution you that nothing good ever happens after midnight? ;) :p
     
  6. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Oooo... I remember seeing a 'documentary' about that some time in the 80s :D
     
  7. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
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  8. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
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    How I answer the door when people are trying to sell me shit
     
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  9. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Random thought: if I stick my head into a machining center to get a closer look at something a stalactite of old coolant goo will drip upon my head. If I literally just washed my hair, it will be a big one.
     
  10. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Of course, it's an offshoot of the natural law that birds will crap on a freshly washed car;)
     
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  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    OK since you asked, I have a theory about this: The Mark Folder price is subsidized by CPK: $675 in actual cash value (ACV in car lingo), $75 in form of a voucher good at any place which sells Hershey's Kisses followed by $250 worth of hugs from Nathan and finally $100 cuddle time with Saddie on those cold Moorseville days. $1100 even!
     
  12. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    No problemo. Just slick that stuff through your hair and start calling everyone 'Paisan' (bonus points for doing it in Marlon Brando voce) . :p
     
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  13. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    And one day he might ask you to do him a "favor"...............
     
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  14. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    huh. I never thought of it that way. Some 'in kind' contributions
     
  15. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    I'm baa-ack... How y'all doing? My off-the-grid fantasy life is over. Into a house in a neighborhood. Been taking some getting used to the walls and having people around. But hey, I got endless power on tap and my desktop computer is back up. Not complaining about the kitchen either. Stoked how this forum continues to thrive and grow. Testament to its awesomeness <3
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Hey! Great to see you here!
     
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  17. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    Now that I have a large monitor and a keyboard, for better or for worse, I'll be around and posting a bit more :D
     
  18. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Hey!
    You gonna regale us with some tales of your adventure?
     
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  19. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    Sure! I'm gonna hit the beach for the rest of the day, and I'll post some more tonight.
     
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  20. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    I ended up making dinner for a friend, 2am, passing out over here.

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    Not sure what to tell you about my off the grid life; it's not really a wonderous adventure tale. I prefer to live simply and close to nature. I was stoked when a friend of mine offered me to live on his property a few years back, and left the house I had been renting for ten years to move there. It was about twenty acres in the midst of about 700 acres of sparsely populated ag zoned land, all adjacent to endless conservation land. Lots of folks gardening in the area, but no neighbors in sight and the nearest folks had to be really loud for me to be able to hear them. I had a sweet spot in the shade of some trees surrounded by fruit trees and gardens further away, with plenty of space for me to garden myself and do whatever I wanted. It's the only time I've had shade while I've been out here, and man, what a difference in the summer. I had a little open-air shack, a separate kitchen and storage area, and a shop/garage area. Power was from two 165W pv panels, storage was a couple off the shelf deep cycle lead acid batteries, enough for my basic needs. Unless it got really cloudy for a few days. Then I made do without power. I had plenty of legitimate reasons to use all manner of knives. 'twas pretty ideal and idyllic for me. Unfortunately my friend, who had moved out here in the 70's, decided the island had become too crowded, touristy, and money centered, and decided to pack up and sell the place, which he did and proceeded to move to some bumf**k town of 100 people in the SW US with nothing for hundreds of miles around. Here's my former shack:
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    In the back right of this pic is my former hive. I had captured a swarm maybe fifteen years prior on a different property and gifted the hive to my friend when I moved to yet another property where I couldn't have it. It was awesome to be reunited. Bees are awesome.

    I'll see if I can find some more interesting pics from that period of my life. I'm off to bed.
     
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