Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

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Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:25 pm

May it go well for you. It seems like a frustrating but ultimately rewarding hobby.
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Post by ReverendThom » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 pm

TwoXseveN wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:55 am
Ordered a couple chunks of briar from VT Freehand yesterday.

I'm pretty excited.
If your first one is better than my 10th one, much like JoeGoat's was, I will be peeved. But have fun.
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Post by sweetandsour » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:45 pm

Weight loss class orientation is tonight, and my wife has a peanut butter cookie stashed in her purse. Recognizing prime bribery opportunity when I see it, I asked her "what's it worth to you for me not to tell?".
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
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Post by GaryInVA » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:01 pm

Flying from KC to Dallas and the Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes II is on my flight.
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Post by Skip » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:54 pm

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:45 pm
Weight loss class orientation is tonight, and my wife has a peanut butter cookie stashed in her purse. Recognizing prime bribery opportunity when I see it, I asked her "what's it worth to you for me not to tell?".
On the surface, this is a great idea. But the marriage blade has two edges and the garage is cold. Good luck.
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Post by Jocose » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:07 pm

I have a bandsaw and a drill press now but no time to make pipes.
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Post by FredS » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:05 pm

Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:07 pm
I have a bandsaw and a drill press now but no time to make pipes.
Send yer machines to fourteen.
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Post by Jocose » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:13 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:05 pm
Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:07 pm
I have a bandsaw and a drill press now but no time to make pipes.
Send yer machines to fourteen.
How much is shipping?
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Post by Jocose » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:19 pm

I dry shaved some of my face with one of my pocketknives around midnight last night. All of my blades are shaving sharp.
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Post by hugodrax » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:24 pm

Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:19 pm
I dry shaved some of my face with one of my pocketknives around midnight last night. All of my blades are shaving sharp.
That doesn't seem at all insane.
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Post by Jocose » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:45 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:19 pm
I dry shaved some of my face with one of my pocketknives around midnight last night. All of my blades are shaving sharp.
That doesn't seem at all insane.
Haven't you ever trimmed your beard line?
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Post by hugodrax » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:58 pm

Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:19 pm
I dry shaved some of my face with one of my pocketknives around midnight last night. All of my blades are shaving sharp.
That doesn't seem at all insane.
Haven't you ever trimmed your beard line?
Indeed. I have also shaved my face. I keep my razors shaving sharp. :D
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Post by Jocose » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:04 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:58 pm
Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:19 pm
I dry shaved some of my face with one of my pocketknives around midnight last night. All of my blades are shaving sharp.
That doesn't seem at all insane.
Haven't you ever trimmed your beard line?
Indeed. I have also shaved my face. I keep my razors shaving sharp. :D
My knives I carry are razor sharp, scalpel sharp. How is a gentlemans sharp pocketknife any different than a razor meant for shaving if both are equally sharp?
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Post by hugodrax » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:15 pm

Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:04 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:58 pm
Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:45 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:24 pm
Jocose wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:19 pm
I dry shaved some of my face with one of my pocketknives around midnight last night. All of my blades are shaving sharp.
That doesn't seem at all insane.
Haven't you ever trimmed your beard line?
Indeed. I have also shaved my face. I keep my razors shaving sharp. :D
My knives I carry are razor sharp, scalpel sharp. How is a gentlemans sharp pocketknife any different than a razor meant for shaving if both are equally sharp?
Well, there's the question of steel, of course, and whether the edge can take the abuse more than once. Cut throat razors are actually pretty advanced metallurgically speaking. Fun to hone, too. Good for those frenulum hairs double-edged razors like to leave behind.

Not that Im the model of a modern gentleman, of course, but I have always tested the blades on my forearm hairs. Precludes the possibility of a several inch long self inflicted facial wound.

Go nuts, of course. It's your face.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:43 am

Lunting at the Highlanders Festival at Radford College sounds like a good idea this morning.
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Post by GaryInVA » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:39 am

JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:43 am
Lunting at the Highlanders Festival at Radford College sounds like a good idea this morning.
I do miss the NRV.
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Post by ReverendThom » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:19 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:23 pm
I bought some pen making supplies today. Not that I've actually been in my shop in months to actually make something. But I have the parts now.

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Made my first one this morning. Much easier than pipe making!

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Post by JimVH » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:57 am

ReverendThom wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:19 am
ReverendThom wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:23 pm
I bought some pen making supplies today. Not that I've actually been in my shop in months to actually make something. But I have the parts now.

Sent from my SM-G935W8 using Tapatalk
Made my first one this morning. Much easier than pipe making!

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Post by FredS » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:34 am

I think there are a few more pen turners on CPS. You guys should arrange a PITH swap.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:31 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:39 am
JudgeRusty wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:43 am
Lunting at the Highlanders Festival at Radford College sounds like a good idea this morning.
I do miss the NRV.
That was a great event. I am so glad I went.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal

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