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Raymond Richard
07-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Guess there's no such thing but I'm sure if there were a few woolly mammoths around this day and age there would be a ban.

I'm sure some of you have noticed this old fellow hasn't been around much over the last month or so. Seems like every year I find myself in depression which I believe is due to the long cool, wet, spring we have here in the northwest. This year was no exception except it seemed longer and colder than normal. As usual the sun does come out around the 4th of July and then we start our summer. Now its flat out hot. Anything above 70 degrees is hot to me. :D On top on this I've been home alone to fed for my myself. My wife has been in Uganda since the 22nd of June. I haven't been eating well and a week ago I either had a flu bug or food poisoning that lasted a couple days. Doing better now but still not feeling like doing any cooking except I did make a pot of rice last night so I know what I'll be having for lunch.

Back to the knife part of this post. I believe it was back in 2006 I did the OKCA Show and Chuck Bybee had a few nice chucks of woolly mammoth bone. Up until a few days ago that bone pretty much sat since I just wasn't sure how I could use it. Big piece of bone but 95% of it wasn't solid enough to use. After I started doing the stacked handles a few weeks ago this bone came to mind. Here's the results so far. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have the knife done if I can get used to the heat in the shop. :D

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_2452.JPG

Bruce Barnett
07-09-2010, 05:39 PM
Hey mate,

Sorry to hear your a bit down there:( Im still trying to come to terms with the cold weather at home at the moment after the 3 weeks of lovely weather up over your side of the world. We have had zeros overnite constantly for a couple of weeks now.

Hope ya feelin better

Cheers Bruce

Eli Gautreaux
07-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Glad you're back at it Ray! And that "stacked bone" is a great idea, can't wait to see the blade...

Peter Killgore
07-09-2010, 08:02 PM
Anything above 70 is hot?!?!? Man, being here in Haiti has prepared me for a summer of forging. The shop will seem cool with the forge running full blast and all. :D It was near 100 today I'm sure. Come to think of it, I did see a 200# anvil in the shop down here.......

Sorry to hear your not eating well. You want me to bring you some MRE's?

Love the look of the handle so far! Keep it up.

Peter

Raymond Richard
07-09-2010, 08:52 PM
Anything above 70 is hot?!?!? Man, being here in Haiti has prepared me for a summer of forging. The shop will seem cool with the forge running full blast and all. :D It was near 100 today I'm sure. Come to think of it, I did see a 200# anvil in the shop down here.......

Sorry to hear your not eating well. You want me to bring you some MRE's?

Love the look of the handle so far! Keep it up.

Peter

Peter, MRE's sound pretty good. I just went out to dinner by myself and then went to Big Lots and bought some grub. Chilly beads with meat and some black eye'd pees. Even got me a universal remote. Now to figure out how to program it. BTW its been almost 100 here the last few days.

Bruce, Did you say Zero? You live down under, right. Isn't 0 c equal to 70 f?

I guess lots of folks don't have enough imagination to put a blade on that wonderful handle. Got one good picture out of a dozen. I've about had it with my fairly new camera.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_2455.JPG

Here's a couple better pictures. Some oldman must have changed the setting without knowing it.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_2468.JPG

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_2469.JPG

Bruce Barnett
07-10-2010, 05:39 AM
Bruce, Did you say Zero? You live down under, right. Isn't 0 c equal to 70 f?


0c be 32F. Just a tad too cold to be standing on concrete grinding for any length of time, otherwise i dont mind it. Had some really nice days over there so was just starting to get aclimatized and i had to come home to the opposite.

Cheers Bruce

Eli Gautreaux
07-10-2010, 06:42 AM
I like it! Nice work (as always!)

Denny Eller
07-10-2010, 08:30 AM
Ray, I am awfully sorry to hear about your sad feelings and your illness but there's a fella that lives above you who is there for just such times. He will guide and comfort you but I've never heard of Him cooking for anybody. You might try some of the newer t.v. dinners - if you shut one eye and squint through the other they look pretty good. I would send you some C Rations but I ran out the last time my wife was gone. If you are eating chili beans with meat from Big Lots it's probably a good thing you are alone. By the way, that is one fine looking knife you made and a great way to use that bone. I really like the contrasting colors and the great grinds on that blade. Denny

Allen Newberry
07-10-2010, 08:31 AM
Glad to see your back at it! By the way, what is your wife doing in Uganda? My brother and sister in law just got back from there a week or so ago. They are hoping to adopt from there.

Raymond Richard
07-10-2010, 09:00 AM
Glad to see your back at it! By the way, what is your wife doing in Uganda? My brother and sister in law just got back from there a week or so ago. They are hoping to adopt from there.

My wife is with this organization: http://www.ukids.org/about_ukids.htm I think this is her third trip. As far as I know adopting these kids is pretty difficult. Hope your inlaw's do succeed!

Denton, I think I've got enough quick and easy meals to survive now. I wonder if there are more C's left in the US Stockpiles. Pretty sure while I was in Nam we may have gotten some left over from WWII. Seem to recall seeing some of the green Lucky Strikes everyonce in awhile. We had Korean C's pretty regularly.

ddavelarsen
07-10-2010, 09:09 AM
Ray like always I'm late to the party; and what a freakin party! Dang me, I gotta get better about this. I did too - I subscribed to your forum so no more beauty like this will get by me. You're something else man, that handle is so subtle it blows my mind. Everything you make just makes my heart speed up. Wonderful.

I hope your cooking improves before it's too late! A skinny Raymond Richard would be a terrible sight to see. Let's get the with program there, big guy. :D

Denny Eller
07-10-2010, 12:57 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-ration Ray, I found this when I google C Ration. I think what we probably had was the C-4 version (not to be confused with the explosive). These were preceded by K Rations in WWII and then C, C-2, and C-3. I still have heartburn from those cans of ham and eggs.

Denny Eller
07-10-2010, 01:19 PM
http://www.georgia-outfitters.com/crationphotos.htm Thought you might enjoy this page, too, Ray. My favorites were Spice Beef, Pound Cake and Peaches.

Raymond Richard
07-10-2010, 01:21 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-ration Ray, I found this when I google C Ration. I think what we probably had was the C-4 version (not to be confused with the explosive). These were preceded by K Rations in WWII and then C, C-2, and C-3. I still have heartburn from those cans of ham and eggs.

Denton, I checked out the link. It just made me hungry. Never got heart burn from the canned ham and eggs. That's the one can I just poked holes in and tossed. Now the Spicy Beef I liked but then I'd spend time trying to fine the medic for some Tums or what ever the army version was. Funny how our taste changed over there. The ones that were our least favorites at the beginning of the tour were then the favorites by the end of the tour.

Dave, About time I jerked your chain and got you to post here. You always make my work sound better than it really is. :D Glad to see you around!

Here's a picture of me sorting through a case of C's getting loaded up to go into Cambodia. I just couldn't resist the canned pears and the pound cake.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_0926.JPG

Stuart Willis
07-10-2010, 05:00 PM
Nice one Ray!!!

Eli Gautreaux
07-10-2010, 09:31 PM
Here's a picture of me sorting through a case of C's getting loaded up to go into Cambodia. I just couldn't resist the canned pears and the pound cake.

http://www.hawknknives.com/forums/IMG_0926.JPG

Now that's a GREAT picture 2thumbs

ddavelarsen
07-11-2010, 05:22 AM
Yikes! I skinny Ray Richard! It's hard to fathom. But remembering C Rations, I get it. Thanks for the link Denton, that brought back all kinds of memories... I never saw the Tabasco cookbook, that almost makes the stuff sound palatable. Almost. :)

Raymond Richard
07-11-2010, 02:23 PM
Yikes! I skinny Ray Richard! It's hard to fathom. But remembering C Rations, I get it. Thanks for the link Denton, that brought back all kinds of memories... I never saw the Tabasco cookbook, that almost makes the stuff sound palatable. Almost. :)

Dave, Weren't any fast food places in Nam so you didn't see many with an over weight problem. I do remember several that packed the Tabasco sauce. Heart burn was something I got pretty easy from the fine food we had over there so I left the Tabasco alone. I just told myself it all tasted like chicken except for the ham and eggs.

Dusty One
07-15-2010, 10:24 AM
Ray a very fine looking knife as usual like the blade shape.
Glad your feeling better. Just wondering if your cooking is any better than the Army's ?
Great photo.......1970

Raymond Richard
07-15-2010, 12:16 PM
Mark, I'm still surviving on my cooking. Army chow is what it was. I look back to when we were heading to Cambodia. Think we spent a couple days convoying. One of the nights we camped out at the Air Force Base in Pleku. They even fed us. By far one of the best meals I have eaten in my entire life. It was hard to believe we were in Nam.