Random Thought Thread

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

  1. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Those dudes new quick. They could build a house in three days. :D
     
  2. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Just got settled in on my first of seven nightshifts...guess who's plant is still shutdown for the weekend?:cool::D Weird walking around a quiet power plant...does give me time for a lot of arts and crafts projects the next couple of nights;)
     
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  3. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Worked 16 hours yesterday, and at 12.5 so far today... :eek: Covering half of first shift, 2nd shift, and half of 3rd shift. :confused: At least I don't have to work the weekend (eta - though I am on call tomorrow, I shouldn't have to work. Fingers crossed.)
     
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  4. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Aforementioned arts and crafts, a.k.a. keychain pry widgets;)

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  5. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Not bad for a 8 hour night shift Chip, and my lights are still on.:confused:
     
  6. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    I do 12 hour shifts:p
     
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  7. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    That’s right, your still in the learning stage.:rolleyes::)
     
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  8. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Practice makes perfect, as they say;)

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  9. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    And that’s what you get! Are those done on steel or Ti? Anodizing them? Either way nice work, would love you have do some engraving for me once you get it down.
     
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  10. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    There was a German knight who got his hand shot off by a cannon in 1504 and he wore a series of articulated iron hands after that, including into battle. The name of this absolute legend was Gots von Berlichingen, and his catch phrase was Er kann mich im Arsche lecken ("he can lick me in the arse").

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  11. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    They're leftover 20CV steel from another project:) I'll squeeze in a project anytime for you Martin;)
     
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  12. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Thanks Chip, but I’m like the little old lady who can’t make up her mind,:confused:, being an artist you would have to have the patience of Jobe. ;)
     
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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Happy palindrome day! 02-02-2020
     
  14. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    216
    Aug 31, 2010
    Curious, why do most sellers remove the price and write SOLD? It could easily be annotated that it is sold but that would help future sellers price their items. Am I missing something?
     
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  15. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Here's about 20 threads on this:

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/hiding-the-price.1672315/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/why-delete-sale-price-could-benefit-the-market-greatly.1644933/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/why.1642962/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/why-the-old.1630442/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/removing-your-sold-price-after-youve-sold-the-knife.1561347/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/why-do-people-remove-prices-of-sold-knives.1558879/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/ot-save-the-price.1368264/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/ya-know-what-really-pisses-me-off.1348404/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/why-delete-the-sold-price-in-the-exchange.687714/

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/why-wont-a-moderator-make-the-rule-of.553021/#post-5585272

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...ument-against-redacting-prices-of-sold-knives

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...y-do-people-nuke-prices-after-an-item-is-sold

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1175417-Leave-the-sale-price-on-sold-threads

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...f-line-Sharing-Sales-Prices-from-the-Exchange

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1033469-Why-do-prices-get-removed-after-sales

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1001858-Why-remove-asking-price

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/s...removed-in-the-exchange-after-a-knife-is-sold

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/687714-Why-delete-the-sold-price-in-the-exchange

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/521679-Why-is-the-price-often-removed

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/meta-questions-on-exchange.1687951/

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  16. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    And if you’re interested in the original selling prices from CPK, they can be found in the comprehensive “CPK Encyclopedia” thread ARtrvlr was so gracious to create and maintain. Lots of great information and CPK history there. I refer to it frequently. Mike
     
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  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    This topic has been discussed and debated ad nauseam mostly in the general and the GBU sections and beaten to death! Personally, I’m against the practice because I prefer points of reference in a community emphasized and member driven forum but the majority consensus or at least that of the-powers-that-be has been tolerant of this practice primarily predicted on the notion that it’s ultimately a private business between two private parties. Shrugs.

    ETA: when I was very new, I also did this just because I had thought that them were the rules and that all the cool kids did it that way!
     
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  18. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    I always appreciated having previous FS threads retain the price for reference. As a member of another forum for flashlights, this practice is actually enforced so as to educate others as to why there is such a high asking price for a specific piece and not another. Upon first joining the CPK squad, I reached out to a knowledgeable few to inquire about pricing of certain pieces, which always felt a bit of a bother. To cold message another just to ask for pricing of pieces tends to leave me a bit embarrassed. Regardless, I am happy to now know that leaving the price of an item after it has sold is a custom rather than a rule.
     
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  19. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    it's a sad fucking day. I knew each of these kids since they were little :(
    really good boys.
     
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Lorien, my sympathies to both you and your community for the tragic loss of these young lives :(
     
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