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Everything posted by Andy300

  1. Yep, really like these .. haven't got a solar
  2. Bummer! .. that's gotta be quite unusual for one of these "tractors" .. let alone 2
  3. Love it .. well done that man Having been a Supermoto "freak" for years, at first glance with that gearing and geometry .. I shouldn't think it'll get through many front tyres
  4. This is a cheapo stainless I use a lot when making stuff out of timber, has a hollow grind (which I detest) .. but but still sharpen it as you would a flat grind, and its fairly sharp, but looking forward to a new 02 jobbie
  5. Good call .. it was a rather dull looking pail greeny colour, but a piece of automotive art IMO
  6. Kind of off topic .. but I used to work next to Martin Strettons garage, and used to take my break watching the mechanics, getting to know them and finding out about the jaw droppingly beautiful cars they had in there for full nut & bolt restorations .. and the one I always remember was an original GT40 they let me "carefully" sit in .. only after they told me it belonged to Steve McQueen
  7. I've always used a couple of different grade Carborundum stones, and a piece of rough leather lay flat as a strop, putting a razor edge on a 4mm tool steel blade with a Scandi grind will be a first for me I have a stainless sheath knife around 3.5mm thick, that I use for rough carving, and taking the edge of machined timber etc, that came with a horrible grind profile, but ignoring that, and getting about 8mm of grind edge regardless of how it looks has worked well, so I know a thick bushcraft style blade will deffo work for me and my needs Just priced up a Jacklore to my spec, and would be around £260 ish
  8. Yeah I really like the handle profile on the Casstrom, though I have no knowledge of the knife maker other what you see in the link, but they seem to be pretty good! Those are lovely looking knives .. yeah the Scandinavian grind is pretty deep on the smaller, though is that any disadvantage ? what's the thinking behind the single pin design ? I'm thinking about popping down to the UK Knife Show in a couple of weeks .. I would like to meet "Mr Jacklore" .. I'm a big fan of his work I like those the Svord looks a handy little tool
  9. I'm not really up making my own knives these days tbh, I've always been too into making stuff outa wood to bother with metal Also, it'll be a nice prezzie off the kids as I'm quite difficult to buy for (as they cant afford a Breitling, Tudor, MM600, etc etc ) This is a main contender at the mo: https://www.proadventure.co.uk/acatalog/Casstrom-No-10-Knife-Curly-Birch-36564.html#SID=651
  10. I'm deffo going for a bushcraft style knife, fixed blade, drop point .. and yes, I am leaning towards the tool steel, as I have a number of low grade stainless knives, that all do the job fine TBH, but I have made a couple of chisel type tools out of industrial hacksaw blades for wood working, and they are amazing compared to stainless for edge sharpness, and retention Gotta get to work now, as I've kinda made myself a bit late watching a Jacklore vid on YT
  11. I've always had an unhealthy interest in cutty or choppy things since my first knife as a kid I have a distant history in the forestry industry, and for a while now I've been very interested in bushcraft, carving, any axe work, etc etc Now my question to those who may know a little about blades .. I have my eye on a knife for my birthday in a couple of months or so, but cant decide on blade steel options are: 02 High Carbon Tool Steel (58-60 HRC rating) or 14C28N Swedish Knife Tool Steel (stainless .. 57-59 HRC) I've read that the Sandvik stainless would be a little easier to sharpen, and apparently keep its edge pretty much the same as the carbon steel ??
  12. Yeah I spotted that straight away mate .. that's why I mentioned the Ohlins look-a-like stickers I had A bit like the Chinese radial master cylinders you can get on the Bay called "Blembo" for a fraction of the cost of the real thing but made of that rare precious metal known as "Chineseium"
  13. That is a right mash-up! .. very appealing tho to us "Suzi" owners with a knowledge of the past First looking at the pic I thought to myself "I never knew Brembo made six pots" .. and the fork decal reminded me of an Ohlin's sticker I had on my RGV that looked spot on like the proper one, but when you looked closer, it actually read "Oshit" ...
  14. Are there other watches out there that are destined to fail ?? I had/have one lurking in my bedside table "man drawer" Being an "outdoorsy" type, I have a few ABC watches, and a couple of GPS watches from years of rock climbing, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking etc etc .. and a few years ago the Garmin Fenix 2 (below) was pretty swish .. it cost the same as a premium smart watch does now, which are 10 times the watch the Garmin ever was, but the GPS "did actually" work and it was cool as a penguins conkers as far as I was concerned .. which is why I got one for Christmas off the Mrs a few years ago Though after a couple of years, it started "having a spaz" .. just like the reviews I later saw online, and eventually packed up altogether This is still a sore point for me , not only was it a very expensive present at the time, I loved it, and still do! .. its an awesome looking watch that did what it said on the tin .. until it sh!t itself that is .. I have tried the unofficial fix that "actually does work" .. yeah, for a day and gave up on it in the end Are there any other inherently floored watches out there ?
  15. Water proof and all day comfort was the order of today
  16. Does anyone else have (always had) a piece that no matter how much you tell yourself "that ship has sailed" .. you will probably still have to get at some point ? I feel a little hypocritical about this TBH, as I put a post and link up not long back in the "Jap" section, singing the praises of my favourite watch that I own (OSD300) being the reason I don't own a Seiko MM300, but the truth is, I have always wanted one of these .. and every time I see one, its still bl00dy there Not going back on what I said about the Orient, but just think they are stunning Anyone else have a watch "obsession" that just wont go away ?
  17. Too much info dude .. too much info ..
  18. There's a nice Oris in todays "WRUW" .. similar style ? When I saw the thread title, my thoughts were automatically .. "Yippee, I get to try and a choose a 2k diver" I think his choice might be harder to better than I thought
  19. Shogun or "Blumo" for that price threshold
  20. The Damasco is a nice watch .. so looks like he prefers the "field watch" look possibly rather than a diver ?
  21. WoW! .... some of these deffo look better from behind .. I am a big big fan of the heavily engraved/embossed tool watches, but some of the crystal backs are stunning
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