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The Just Hanging Out Thread.

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by cchu518, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Chugging along...family is healthy and wife and I are both still working, so all in all can't complain too much.
  2. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Speak of the devil... was just using this to open a pkg earlier...

    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020
  3. Yimes

    Yimes Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    Nice. Glad it’s still being used!
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  4. Yimes

    Yimes Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2018
    Seeing @Deinos post made me remember the first PIF I participated in. An American Lawman which has become my favorite yard work/beater knife. Stretched out the lock a bit to make it easier to close and added a deep carry clip.

  5. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    it's such a great pocket carry and desk knife! You're a gentleman and a scholar, Andy :thumbsup: :D
  6. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    Im still kicking too. Lot of work for me, work around the house and yard. Still swinging blades, and even dip my toes in the water...
    Glad to see everyone here. :)

    @cchu518 They open up enough for you to hit those interviews?
  7. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    I've been interviewing but nothing concrete yet. I have one next week though!
  8. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2015
    Happy 4th! Havent been on here in months.
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  9. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Nice to come here and see a lot of familiar faces. Now that summer is here hopefully everyone stays safe and healthy.:)
  10. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Hi All - Staying safe and busy here, on the mid-coast. Glad to hear from you and that no one seems too beat up - mostly up beat :thumbsup:

    I recently acquired a couple of favorites. So have been eagerly waiting and busily learning and creating, through these times of uncertainty.

    This one I waited for

    A best among best (certainly for me) from French maker Guillaume Ducasse -

    Named - Aigrette, aka in English EGRET


    Now safely carried with an exquisite lined clipped slip case by Jess of CEDAR GROVE LEATHER, an Etsy maker. Exceptionally fine leather work for an exceptional handcrafted folder!


    AND THEN - between jobs last month I got into making a handle for this Yrjö Puronvarsi/ YP Taonta Sheepsfoot "puukko". My first venture into stacking birch bark and working antler. Here is a WIP thread I wrote (on another forum) if you care for more info. It is a story.

    Started with this ~


    AND ended with this ~


    Boat finally made it to the water this Friday. Could start sailing again IF the weather clears up. No yacht - an 18' Cape Dory Typhoon - a very fun and capable sailor.

    At the mooring, last day 2017.jpg

    MORE than nice enough :)

    Sun & Fog 2017 last day.jpg

    What else is going on? :)

    Cheers, Ray
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  11. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Nothing too crazy here just job hunting. Happy belated 4th to everyone!

    I've been getting back into paintballing as my wife took a shine to it again recently. I usually play with an old school autococker marker but also picked up a pair of these Etha 2s. The Ethas are a little nuts. Getting back into the swing I've been clearing entire sides of the field.


    Trying to stay safe and cooking at home as usual last night was a carb load day before paintball


    Had a nice day at the beach too
    Being unemployed my yard has been looking amazing lately!


    No crazy knife purchases though but I managed to pick up some ultra light weight summer EDCs. A Gerber US1 and a pair of old LSTs. I only needed one and sent the 2nd one to @sabre cat who told me he's been enjoying it!
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  12. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    That’s true. I have been enjoying that LST. It was the only knife I carried on the 4th.

    I had forgotten how handy these little guys are. I had to actively choose a different knife when I left the house today. That should tell you how easy and natural the LST is to carry. Drop it in your pocket and forget about it.
    One of Gerber’s better ideas.

    Good news on the family side. I am now officially a Grandfather. My granddaughter came into the world about two weeks ago. Everyone is doing fine.

    At my house things are changing a bit. Someone recently gave me some audio gear. This means that I must listen to massive amounts of music at high volume. Just to get a baseline on how the new gear sounds, of course.

    Changes in speaker wire are now in the works. Along with some additions in the secondary speaker department. Upgraded inter-connects are sure to follow.

    Anybody here still into two channel audio or has everyone shifted to AV gear?
  13. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I am up for the idea of another burger meet. I can sit six feet from you and
    @South paw draw. :)
  14. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Bring your longest fixed blades to judge distance;)
  15. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Beautiful pics! Nice to hear Gerber quality has improved:thumbsup:
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  16. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Making me jealous, Ray... Had an incident with my axe on the 4th so no water for me for 9 days... lol. (no worries, 3 stitches... no biggie... could have been worse :D).

    Love the scales on that folder, and great job on the fixed handles!
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  17. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    An axe-ident?!:eek: Glad to hear it wasn't too bad;):)
  18. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Usually sooooo cautious... made it 40 yrs without stitches (not counting elbow surgery for a dislocation/chipped ulna). 1"-ish long... maybe 1/4" deep just above the first knuckle of thumb. Was being a total dumbass. Can grab a pic later, but didn't want to do that to y'all haha.

    Edit: I didn't think of "axe"-ident until the end of the evening... elicited the predictable eye-roll from the mrs... but my 5 year old thought it was hilarious :p
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  19. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    5 year olds are the coolest :cool: Sorry you got caught being a DA but glad your sense of humor wasn't slashed. Thanks for not posting images :thumbsup: and thanks for your comments on my post :)
  20. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Three stitches is not much.
    I had more than that from trying to cut a golf ball in two when I was a young snot-nosed punk kid with little common sense.

    Now I am a senior citizen with little common sense and a scar on my left hand.

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