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Wheelchair Accessible - Ben's thread 6849

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Re: Wheelchair Accessible - Ben's thread
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2017, 08:22:56 PM »
Hmmm, to go on or take a break? I've not begun to discuss fixed blades, my leatherwork, my pocket knife sheath journey, bags, outdoor gear (what I'm currently working on), whisky, the other knives I picked up along the way, the saga of my first 'real' SAK, etc, etc.

Here's a pocket watch to keep you going. I've worn one for three years now. I love having a pocket watch rather than a wrist watch!



A big thank you to all those who have commented while I was in the middle of this marathon posting frenzy. The meeting didn't even happen in the end. :D
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« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2017, 08:24:23 PM »
The next proposed modification for my Charge.


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« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2017, 08:30:25 PM »
I went up the ladder a bit with my fountain pen to a beautiful titanium Namisu.







My current ink is :



Not hugely interesting but it works really well, totally waterproof and dries fast.

My ballpoint is still this Boker 0.50. Great little pen, especially after switching the spring out. I put cable shrink sheathing on the grip for a better writing experience.


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« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2017, 08:32:14 PM »
I made this notebook slip for my bag. I like it! Holds a pen, two notebooks and two spare ink cartridges at the bottom.


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Re: Wheelchair Accessible - Ben's thread
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2017, 08:35:50 PM »
Me with my pipe outside work taken by an employee. I'm not that old despite my love for oldish stuff. I'm just 37. :) My appreciation for old stuff is not (heaven forbid) hipster. It's just that my mind lives around the 1920's. Thankfully my nose lives in the current century. I'm a keen enthusiast historian and I appreciate many aspects of the past without any blindness towards the realities of life in said past. I'll take the daily showers, tooth brushing and deodorant please! :)

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« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2017, 08:45:43 PM »
I passed over that bridge in your first picture just yesterday..great pics btw  :tu:
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« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2017, 08:50:03 PM »
Some brass, didn't really take off for me I'm afraid.



The knives were from a good friend and knife designer, Chad Los Banos, he's designed knives for Sypderco and Boker.

Here's that little toothpick. Deceptively small.



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« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2017, 08:51:14 PM »
I passed over that bridge in your first picture just yesterday..great pics btw  :tu:

At Killin? We went there for our summer holidays ever year when growing up. Very fond memories of Killin, the Falls of Dochart and Loch Tay.

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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2017, 08:53:18 PM »
I'm rather old fashioned with my phone carry.



I had an iphone for 6 months before giving it away to a friend. I needed my life back...

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« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2017, 08:57:30 PM »
For the next exciting installment.



What's this? Ben doesn't do SAK's. The steel is way too soft and the shape it just too symmetrical and boring. There must be an explanation!  :D

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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2017, 08:58:14 PM »
Sorry about all the black and white, I got bored of colour around 2008.  :D

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« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2017, 09:00:51 PM »
Yep, pass over often to get to Glen Lyon  :tu:
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« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2017, 09:01:40 PM »
This is the building we're refurbishing for our museum. Would have been so boring in colour. :D






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« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2017, 09:04:13 PM »
Yep, pass over often to get to Glen Lyon  :tu:

A couple of Loch Tay pics for you then! These were the first two 'proper' landscape pictures I ever took back in the olden days of film. :)




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« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2017, 09:13:23 PM »
Glad I joined today, so I can comment what a great thread
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« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2017, 09:15:46 PM »
Thanks all for your comments!

Couple of hours before the bells still but wanted to wish you all an incredible, relaxing and happy 2018!

Lang may yer lum reek!

:drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
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« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2017, 09:28:36 PM »
the fountain pen is really nice

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« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2017, 09:38:02 PM »
the fountain pen is really nice

It really is, most fountain pens are really thin at the grip. Due to the disability in my hands it's physically painful to write with them. This is nice and thick, the titanium makes it super light and it just works. I didn't write in my journal for two months recently (surgery/hospital) and when I took it out to write it didn't hesitate. Not a single skip or stutter. Just wrote as clearly as if I'd used it the day before. That's pretty incredible for a fountain pen, especially one with an EF nib.

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« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2017, 09:39:06 PM »
A typical EDC picture over the past three years.


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« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2017, 09:40:32 PM »
Happy New Year to you as well.  I like the Irish Blackthorn in the first pic.  I have several but there's one that I have been using for over 20 years.  I hope you'll include pics of your sticks in future additions to this thread. :cheers:
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« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2017, 09:48:42 PM »
Happy New Year to you as well.  I like the Irish Blackthorn in the first pic.  I have several but there's one that I have been using for over 20 years.  I hope you'll include pics of your sticks in future additions to this thread. :cheers:

Here it is in rather bashed condition, I've touched up the paint since.



It really is a 'EDC' for me due to my disability.

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« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2017, 09:55:58 PM »
lunch and knives!










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« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2017, 10:31:16 PM »
Wow!
Amazing thread.  Keep it coming.  A wonderfull way to lead into the new year.
 :hatsoff:  :like:  :salute:  :tu:
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« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2017, 10:36:47 PM »
Great pictures and fun thread !  :cheers:
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« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2017, 10:44:06 PM »
Ben, I'm a fountain pen junkie myself. If you haven't tried Noodler's Ink, do so. Hands down my favorite ink for fountain pens--especially their 'Bulletproof' inks.

If it's tough to get a hold of for you, let me know. Maybe I can ship you a bottle.

Noodler's Ink
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« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2018, 12:25:12 AM »


But the magic had gone. The knife should not have needed me to finish it. I kinda lost interest.

Like a BOSS.  :tu: I like your style.
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« Reply #56 on: January 01, 2018, 12:26:18 AM »
This thread is becoming epic 8) Very nice poms :like: :like: I am enjoying all the pics and the write-up for each :salute:

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« Reply #57 on: January 01, 2018, 01:18:38 AM »
Love it

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« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2018, 01:19:55 AM »
This is probably one of the best EDC journey threads I have seen! Hats off to you, pomsbz!

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« Reply #59 on: January 01, 2018, 02:11:50 AM »
Great job Ben. 
I finally had time to read from the start to this post. 

Enjoyed each contribution. 


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