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The Artsy Craftsy, Hobbies, Sports and wholesome stress relieving activities GAW.

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by CelloDan, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Hi @rje58
    I took the liberty of uploading the pic of your navy knife.
    Very nice :thumbsup:
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  2. CVamberbonehead

    CVamberbonehead Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2017
    Those are some talented kids! :thumbsup::)

    Im not entering, but I just wanted to say Im enjoying the thread. Beautiful prizes by the way, I love the walnut.
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  3. DavidABQ


    Jul 31, 2017
    This looks like a fun GAW. I am in. I like to shoot competitively, specifically Small bore metallic silhouette. The photo I have attached is of my old friend, a Queen Copperhead that I modded a bit to work better for me. The other photo is Is of the Small Bore Silhouette range at the NRA Whittington center here in New Mexico. That last photo was taken at the High Power Silhouette range at the Whittington Center. Yes, i have hit the white buffalo, several times actually.

  4. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thank you ! :)

    The girls have their music lessons this afternoon.
    They will bring to their teacher a fresh sourdough loaf and my last remaining bowl of 2020.
    Live edge black locust.

    The Yankee Barlow stays with me though :D

  5. stevekolt

    stevekolt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    I'm in, thanks for the opportunity, those bowls are beautiful. The pictures below the knife are of a few of my hobbies. Reading, shooting, (my wife and I are NRA instructors), and we've been playing music together for 40 years. And finally something else that helps me relax...;)
  6. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That beats an apple Dan! :D ;) :thumbsup:

  7. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Great to see your black locust bowl in the great company of your HHB :)
  8. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Thanks pal, it's treasured :) :thumbsup:
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  9. Trvr


    Jun 21, 2020
    Not an entry from me. I just wanted to compliment your work. The bowls look great. I especially like the walnut.
    While I'm here I'll share my hobbies as well. I like just about anything that gets me outside. As I'm sure you know, Ontario is a great place for outdoor activities. My favourites are hunting (and target shooting), fishing, photography, cycling, and hiking. I'm also a musician. I started with guitar when I was in high school and now I play (when I have time) electric bass, cello, and some piano/keyboard. Unfortunately I feel like I have more hobbies than time.
    I'll add a knife photo too because this GAW inspired me to carry my opinel 7 today.
  10. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Thanks @Trvr :)
    We no only share living in our beautiful province but some of the same hobbies as well :)
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  11. chuck4570

    chuck4570 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Dan your daughters are awesome, must be a joy to listen to them as they practice.
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  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Wonderful, Dan. You must be very proud of them.
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  13. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    Beautiful bowls Dan! :thumbsup:

    I like knives. Of all sorts. Ever since I was a child I've been captivated by them. I enjoy learning how to use them, whether it's carving a spoon with a Mora, flipping a butterfly knife, mincing garlic with a gyuto, or wielding a bowie. If performing a task requires a knife, I'm excited to learn it.

    Here was my poor attempt at carving a spoon. It's ok, I enjoyed myself as I had good reason to use not one, not two, but four knives!

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  14. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I am in, those bowls look amazing!! I like lots of outdoor activities from archery to gardening, but have been spending more time lately with plants so those are the pictures you get! These are three of my orchids:
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  15. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Once again thank you so much for entering the GAW and thanks to those that supported it with encouraging comments.

    I decided to face my fears lol and try to write a little something for each of you.

    See you all tomorrow am :)

    @Bigfattyt Great work on those knives and nice pics of the ranch.
    @Will Power Gorgeous burl wood on that knife.
    @chuck4570 Beautiful looking ram's horn on your BF knife!
    @E40 Long live the lambsfoot :)
    @Just Tom. Camping at its best :thumbsup:
    @Dschal Beautiful photography!
    @TrapperMike The sleigh is coming along great!
    @JTB_5 Made me google "Alcibiades" and dip my toes into philosophy :)
    @joeradza Stunning photos!
    @Jack Black Always amazed at how fluid and effortless your writing is, your deep knowledge of cutlery history and the monumental work in keeping the Guardians thread going.
    @rishma Beautifully described image of tranquility and peace.
    @RayseM I've seen a lot of those in my walks. Added polypore to my vocabulary :) , and finally know what your previous avatar was :)
    @bflying Such delicate work, beautiful!
    @Old Engineer Nice walking sticks :thumbsup:
    @rje58 Great to have her support :)
    @Marlingspike12 Amazing work with knots, wow :thumbsup:. I can never wrap my brain about learning knots, every year I have to review how to tie my fishing line :rolleyes:
    @sitflyer Nice ride there my friend!
    @DavidABQ Really nice shooting range :thumbsup: I can imagine how exciting must be to hit those distant targets
    @stevekolt So nice that you share music and shooting with your wife, I am sure you have built so many memories together.
    @kamagong Yes, the more knives the better :)
    @Ernie1980 Beautiful orchids in your garden :thumbsup: I am trying to keep alive indoors the one I got my wife for her birthday 2 months ago, not sure if it will liven up

    PS: A couple entries don't have a pic of a traditional knife along with the posted pastime picture or description ... no biggie...but if you win you must treat us with a pic of one of your favs ;)
  16. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Good morning folks :)

    Our little violinist got up earlier than myself, already had a shower and breakfast and is heading downstairs to practice.
    I better hurry !!!

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  17. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    And the winners are !!! ............. drumroll ................

  18. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Fantastic video Dan! :D :) :thumbsup:

    Congratulations guys, I have a couple of Dan's bowls, and they are really special :) Thanks again, Dan, for a great giveaway :) :thumbsup:
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  19. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Congratulations :)

    First: @joeradza
    Second: @Bigfattyt
    Third: @rje58

    The prizes:
    Walnut, Mahogany and Ambrosia Maple bowls
    Opinel #6 Olive wood, Opinel Garden and Victorinox Recruit


    Please @joeradza pick a knife and a bowl and then @Bigfattyt do the same and post your choices here.
    I will pm the 3 of you later :thumbsup::)
  20. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Wow! What a surprise on Thanksgiving eve. 2020 may have a better ending than anticipated. Dan, if it’s ok with you I’d love your walnut bowl with the no. 6 Opinel. Thank you very very much. And thank your daughters for the soul soothing music. It is much appreciated.


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