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PostPosted: 07 Apr 2006 20:16
by Cutlery Penguin
Amongst other things today I found this hiding in a file...

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Cutting edge of 3.5 inches, through hardened and double tempered.

PostPosted: 07 Apr 2006 20:19
by Monster Zero
Looks right up Marwood's alley!

:wink:

PostPosted: 07 Apr 2006 20:27
by admin
ThomJ wrote:Looks right up Marwood's alley!


Indeed! Let's hope it doesn't get stuck though...

PostPosted: 07 Apr 2006 22:56
by Paul
Cutlery Penguin wrote:Amongst other things today I found this hiding in a file...

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Cutting edge of 3.5 inches, through hardened and double tempered.


Top banana! 8)

PostPosted: 08 Apr 2006 21:44
by Manu
I am James, I like to log in as other people and virtually rape their forum accounts. I am a twisted little boy with one of Oz's knives lodged right up my alley.

PostPosted: 09 Apr 2006 07:57
by Cutlery Penguin
Manu wrote:Sold to the chap with the red hair :)

I'll chat with you tomorrow about this...


Nice cookies Manu!

PostPosted: 09 Apr 2006 23:00
by admin
That was James posting from Manu's laptop, just in case anyone was confused (I was for a second!)..

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 00:05
by Paul
admin wrote:That was James posting from Manu's laptop, just in case anyone was confused (I was for a second!)..


And a first post too! :lol: That's gotta be some kind of record... :roll:

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 13:59
by J Marwood
Whoops :oops:

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 14:45
by Paul
J Marwood wrote:Whoops :oops:


WHOOPS??? You took someone's forum virginity and all you can say is whoops??? :x

At least she shouldn't have that fear of a first post anymore. :wink:

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 14:51
by J Marwood
LOL :)

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 15:32
by Paul
Since the second post is taking quite some time, maybe your "accidental" virtual rape has scared her off from forums indefinately... :(

Perhaps Matt can do some reconstructive surgery though. :wink:

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 15:45
by admin
Manu wrote:I am James, I like to log in as other people and virtually rape their forum accounts. I am a twisted little boy with one of Oz's knives lodged right up my alley.


Looks like James has decided to come out with the truth (see above).

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 15:49
by Cutlery Penguin
That might explain the oily sheen this one now has...

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PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 15:52
by J Marwood
Matt - it's a fair cop. I guess the excitement got me to me, one thing lead to another and I just couldn't help myself.

Oz - That looks sweet. The tibutou looks really nice on the handle :)

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 15:53
by scholadays
Manu wrote:I am James, I like to log in as other people and virtually rape their forum accounts. I am a twisted little boy with one of Oz's knives lodged right up my alley.


Ha! The truth! At last!

Without me to hide behind I knew his predillictions woudl come to the fore!

See? See? It's not me, it's him! He's the evil one, I tell you! Him! Him! I'm the good one! He's been using me for cover for years! He's evil I tell you.

Evil!

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 15:55
by admin
That looks sweet Oz! Your stuff looks better and better all the time. I want to see more of Fab's stuff as well because that bollock knife is lovely.
I also love the word stuff.

Tamboutou

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 16:12
by J Marwood
The wood on that handle is Tamboutou (or tambootie).

I had a quick google on it and found the following:

"This species occurs in the warmer parts of KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern and North West Provinces as well as in central Africa. It is found in deciduous woodlands, often along watercourses in single-species stands. The flowers (which are either male or female) are borne on the same tree in lateral spikes. The fruit is a smooth capsule of three parts. This three-lobed capsule is a clue to family identification as it is characteristic of the family Euphorbiaceae. The bark is black or almost so, thick, rough, and neatly cracked into rectangular sections. The tree is widely known for its fine wood, its toxic properties, and its "jumping beans". The latex is acrid, raising skin blisters on those sensitive to it and causing severe pain and even loss of sight if it enters the eyes (the antidote is said to be cow's milk). The smoke of the burning wood may induce headaches. Parts of the tree are used medicinally and in magic. The seeds are frequently parasitised by the larvae of the moth Emporia melanobasis that, as they straighten themselves out within the seeds, cause them to jump as high as 300 mm into the air. "

Which explains the headache I had last night after drilling this stuff....

Manliness

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 16:29
by Angel S.
Oz & James seemed to be having a grand old time yesterday at the forge when I called to say hello. They said they were manly men doing manly things!! I said I wanted pictures.

I’ll be visiting the forge in May and while I was hoping to take a proper knife making class with Oz, it’ll have to wait. I’ll be happy to watch him work & take pics & maybe I’ll get to do manly things. Of course I dunno how manly I’ll be in pigtails & lip gloss but hey.
:D

Re: Manliness

PostPosted: 10 Apr 2006 16:32
by Anders Linnard
Sunay Angel S. wrote:Oz & James seemed to be having a grand old time yesterday at the forge when I called to say hello. They said they were manly men doing manly things!! I said I wanted pictures.

I’ll be visiting the forge in May and while I was hoping to take a proper knife making class with Oz, it’ll have to wait. I’ll be happy to watch him work & take pics & maybe I’ll get to do manly things. Of course I dunno how manly I’ll be in pigtails & lip gloss but hey.
:D


I am hopeful Oz will take photos when you are though.