Random Thought Thread

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

  1. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    439
    Oct 31, 2018
    Casio prw-3500t. Solar, atomic, and all the fun pro-trec stuff. I've had several and this one is my favorite mix of office life and trail goodness.
     
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  2. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

    506
    Aug 9, 2020
    You have any G-Shocks @Daverous?

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    Family used a lot of my knives on Christmas morning, opening presents. (Of course I saved my Utilitac for myself. ;))

    Mom got the Gerber and sister got the Pioneer - lucky them. :D
     
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  3. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    This is now on my radar !!!
    Very nice !!
     
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  4. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Can't wait to try it out when I have the opportunity! :D
     
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  5. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    I must've missed a post somewhere. X-bow?
     
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  6. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    :D:cool:

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  7. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Ah! Nice Christmas present! Saw the video when they released it, and my first thought was, "Whoa... Cold Steel makes a crossbow now?"
     
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  8. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    As much as Cold Steel "makes" anything, lol. It's a rebrand of the RX130 with better QC it seems.
     
  9. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Terotuf was an option for the dek?
     
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  10. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    "Scales, substitute for basic micarta:
    Black Linen micarta $10
    Green and Black Linen micarta $15
    Red and Black Linen micarta $15
    Double Black canvas micarta $10
    OD green micarta $10
    Double Red canvas micarta (maroon) $20
    Burlap micarta $20
    OD green or Black G10 $10
    Terotuf (grey or bright green or OD green) $20
    Ebonite hard rubber $25
    Edge cut antique Micarta $100
    Mystery wood (prolly something really crappy like salvaged press board from a trailer park tornado) $150"
     
  11. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    850
    May 6, 2014
    As far as what is currently available for the DEK1, Jo sent me this list:

    For scales, we have

    Canvas:
    Black
    Natural
    OD Green
    Double Black
    Double Red

    Linen:
    Black
    Red and Black
    Green and Black
    and Natural Burlap micartas.
    We also have gray, OD Green and Bright Green TeroTuf.
    We do not have Antique or wood available.
     
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  12. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    I somehow missed that entirely. Thanks, fellas!
     
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  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    While walking the dog last night, I had a very random thought: in this year of Covid-shyteshow, I have yet to hear about any 300/400/500 million mega lotto jackpots at unlike any other prior years! I mused about this this to my dog at first but she just wagged her tail!
     
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  14. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Both the MegaMillions and Powerball lotteries are at $360-$370 million right now.

    Apparently, Covid-19 and the shutdowns resulted in enough of a decline in ticket purchases that the starting prize for both was lowered from $40 million to $20 million.
     
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  15. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ah the lottery, otherwise known as the stupid tax

    I'm about to go buy a ticket right now, thanks for the heads up
     
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  16. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Yep, we tried last week. Didn't match one number for either of them:poop:
     
  17. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

    348
    Nov 1, 2018
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  18. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    The term is 'mathematically challenged' :p

    I can understand the ones spending a couple dollars on the infinitesimal chance of a huge windfall, it's the one who don't know understand statistics and asymptotes and spend $100 - $200 on tickets because the lotto is at $XXX million that get me (especially the kind of folks who have trouble paying bills, and are hoping that blowing $xxx on lottery tickets will solve all their problems).
     
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  19. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Back on 12/20 when all y'all were discussing how accurate your watches are, or aren't, I set mine to the second against the clock on time.gov. It is about a 18 yr-old Omega Seamaster. Apart from being on it's 3rd battery (replaced in August), it has never been serviced.

    Today, 9 or 10 days later it is exactly to the second, in synch with the time.gov clock. I'll keep track for a month or so.

    Maybe I got really lucky with this one?
     
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  20. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I didn’t know that Omega made a Seamaster that wasn’t an automatic, would you mind posting a pic of that one so I could drool over it a bit.
     

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