Random Thought Thread

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

  1. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
  2. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Is 187 slang for murder? Never heard that one before. You wacky kids! LOL.
  3. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2018
    I’ve used a 3L La Creuset saucier pot for just about everything for almost ten years. For the first two years it was the only pot I had. You should give them a try instead of keeping them clean. They are really nice with very even heat. I’ve browned thousands of onions in mine and the bottom is black but it still cooks wonderfully.

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 27, 2018
    Oh man, they are so good that way!
    I have used sour cream a few times and it works pretty well. But Im going to have to try with creme fraiche, that sounds tasty.
    And yea the toast thing is great, lol!
    Whenever I bring the link up I always get a chuckle out of the video
    Odog27 likes this.
  5. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Anyone into bonsais?
  6. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    I had one as a kid, little white rose tree...been meaning to get another one for years.
    bluemax_1, Odog27, woodysone and 2 others like this.
  7. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Oh wow that sounds lovely!
    Any pictures :) ?
    I came across one while out at our local gardening store and maaaan...they are so cool. But very nichè and I need to do more research before getting one
    bluemax_1, benchrest308 and Odog27 like this.
  8. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    I wish, that was like 30 years ago...pretty sure I got it not to long after Karate Kid came out. The new place definitely needs a couple bonsai trees hanging out...gonna have to see if anything local is available for reasonable prices.
    bluemax_1, vkp78, XtianAus and 2 others like this.
  9. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Really, you were here?! When? Give a holler next time! Did you do the canyon rim trail? That's the best riding on the island. Everything else is pretty extreme terrain: vertical and technical, off camber and rocky and rooty as f*ck. I used to ride a lot, did most of my riding near my place, ride out from my door five minutes to the mountain, hike two hours up with the bike on my back and bomb down in five minutes. Some pedalable stuff at lower altitudes. When I get some time I'll look for some pics. Now I'm lucky if I get out to the flat cement coastal path on the east side a couple times a month. Pretty sweet for what it is. Here's sunrise from the path the other day:


    There's some awesome riding in Maui, some pure downhill from the top of the cinder cone at 10k'+ to about 2k', (riding on the cinders is really weird, kinda like floating), plenty of amazing slopestyle trails full of features, XC, and I hear now one or two pump tracks. Go there for Hawai`i biking. Come here for beaches.
  10. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Mike157, fatfrog, abbydaddy and 2 others like this.
  11. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Ahh haha classic. Karate kid was a childhood favourite of mine also. But yes pics if you do!
    I was thinking of doing the same. I saw one a few a couple weeks ago and was absolutely facinated. Such intricate little things.
    I need another hobby to compliment this one :D
    WValtakis, bluemax_1 and Odog27 like this.
  12. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    I wanted one for a while. Looked into the care, etc. Realized I didn't have the time or inclination to bother. They need a bit of care. Trimming at the right time. Wires to get shapes you want. Re-potting religiously. Fertilizers. It's a whole ordeal. They are pretty tho. I loved the cherry blossom, as it's quintessential japanese (imo), Junipers coz you can make them look super ancient and cool, and Bougainvillea for the crazy amounts of flowers. Maples and pines are more the inexperienced/beginners.
  13. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Neighbor had quite a few when I was a kid. They look really cool, but seemed to take a lot of work. (No, he wasn't the one who I learned karate from :D).

    Maybe that's where my impression of, "only for retirees, to stay busy" comes from.

    My dad tried his hand at it after we moved. It didn't really look like a miniature tree... before it died.
    duramax, vkp78, XtianAus and 2 others like this.
  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan has already responded but I just wanted to add:

    I almost went down the same rabbit hole a while ago going back and forth with Josh before he became a full time maker with his own knife projects. I gather that he may not be taking in new projects for new clients but he may still be doing some continued work for prior repeat clients.

    Josh does excellent work on CPKs and probably the only person outside of CPK who a few in here trust with extracurricular work on CPKs such as adding swedge, adding satin finish and doing acid wash. Of course doing these with CPK directly if offered is the best way to go but those options are not overtly always available. If you like a less reflective blade, ask Josh about his acid wash service if you can not get that directly from CPK. AW is not as durable as DLC but to me, it’s a great alternative which will not compromise the secret sauce HT.
    duramax, vkp78, Odog27 and 4 others like this.
  15. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    Sorry for being an idiot in the want to buy, sell and trade thread. My bad.
    duramax, bluemax_1, mpjustin and 7 others like this.
  16. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    I remember asking about DLC coatings some time back, and my conclusion was that the only possibility was to potentially have it done prior to the heat treat (like Chip doing the engraving on CPKs, but that might only be a possibility on a preorder if Nathan was amenable), and that ultimately the juice wasn't worth the squeeze.
    duramax, vkp78, Odog27 and 3 others like this.
  17. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Better yet . . . Beer and Sausages.


    Anyone for a multi-tool CPK folder???
    duramax, Odog27, Danke42 and 3 others like this.
  18. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2017
    The trick is to put them back in the cabinet and grab a non-stick pan. Seriously though, I have All-Chad stainless pans, Lodge Cast Iron skillets, and a couple of Staub dutch ovens, but I still use a non-stick pan for eggs. I have never been able to get a good enough seasoning on my Lodge pans to do eggs. Non-stick just works. I use half butter, and half bacon grease in an Oxo non-stick pan for over-easy eggs and they come out amazing. Sprinkle a little Penzey's Pepper (I don't care for their politics, but they make a damn good pepper!) and Danish Viking Smoked Salt on them and you have the best egg you will ever eat.


    Odog27, fatfrog, bluemax_1 and 3 others like this.
  19. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Hey, no problem. :thumbsup:
    duramax, vkp78, mpjustin and 5 others like this.
  20. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Thank you for simply owning it and not getting defensive or offensive. And thank you for posting your response in this thread. Sounds like you simply weren't aware of the rules. Thank you for understanding and being a good sport about it.
    duramax, vkp78, SharpPancake and 5 others like this.

Share This Page