Discussion in 'Turley Knives' started by Iz, Dec 2, 2010.
It would have to be empty cans because the last thing that boy needs is caffeine. lol.
We gotta get you the rest the way into this decade brother. Your finally rockin a cellphone from this century time to get you learned up on computerized book keeping.
Awwww, the joys of being a small business man... I actually looked into going independent awhile back. $20,000.00 + a year for health insurance pretty much killed that idea dead.
Yeah, no doubt. I went a long time without health insurance and finally my wife got me on hers at work. The down side to that is the older we get the higher it gets and the less likely it is we'll be able to afford it even through her work.
If a person's goal is to make a killing by going into small business for themselves they'll be miserable because that's just not the reality of it. The fact that you can work for yourself and love your job has got to be the driving force I think. If not you'll freak out at how much money the government, health insurance and daily operations actually take away from your "profit". It's been eye opening to say the least.
But God has blessed me to be able to make it so far and I hope that continues, I dread working for somebody again. I hope that never has to happen.
so very true brother, i miss working for myself something aweful, but it wasnt the right business for me, still looking for the one......i dont know who said it but its been said, "do what you love and find a way to make a living doing it"
I spent 25 years working for a/the 'Man' in the medical filed and it can drain the life out of you if your not careful. Paid the bills but was very demanding in many ways,with the call, accuity of patients and dealing with unnecessary and self-aggrandizing middle management. 7 years ago said enough was enough and started my own business. It has been very rewarding and fulfilling. The practical reality is that anything fulfilling always comes with hard work, struggle and challenge. There is a saying that 'you don't own a small business but that the small business owns you'. It's okay by me so far but will see how long that lasts. It is not a small busy friendly environment we have or have had for a looong time in this country. If my wife didn't work at a medical practice as a nurse and paid for our medical expenses it would be very different to say the least. It's still not cheap but much better than full price. If I had to do it over again I would have started earlier most likely. I still very much enjoy running things the way they are.
Add heat, cold , rain, mud, ice, wind. Payroll for crew on friday, all accounts due by the 10th of the month, come hell or high water. For me it would still beat all the alternatives.......Uncas
I agree totally with you guys.
Haha, and in my 30's & 40's, I ran coonhounds 4 or 5 nights a week, and cut our own firewood, and made a huge garden. Lookin back from here it doesn't even seem real. Everything I manage now is kind of piss ant compared to the old days, enjoy it while it lasts my young friends......Uncas
as a side note, I have for the last few years ,lower my overhead considerable so as soon as I can find a way to pay what little bills I have without punching a clock, my toolbox is rolling home and I'm never going back! Lol
I hear ya, bro. I can already tell a large (very large sometimes) difference between 25 and 35. It kinda sucks but I guess it's better than the alternative. heh.
Yesterday. Finish grinds put, blades marked, burlap made, burlap laminated to spacers, antiqued a blade and a bunch of odds and ends. Working on handles today, Lord willing.
Thanks for looking at 'er.
Your knives are amazing. The detail and design are beautiful!
Is the burlap going on the antiqued blade?..........Uncas
Looking good! Can't wait.
No it's going on a regular green river. The antiqued blade is gonna get osage orange scales with a Japanese wrap if I don't screw it up.
Plus, all these batch posts are just bringing mine closer
Lots of pommel plates -- have fun
Are you making a buttplate from G10 Iz?
I have before yeah, but all of these in this batch are steel or brass.
Put Lerch's Green River in the vise and test it for durability before you go any further. Still got that 3 lb sledge?
Oh yes, now i see it. I thought the little square was G10 but it's brass.
Aparrently someone hasn't taken their meds today ........Uncas
One of the plain coolest threads here :thumbup:
sent from my dumb phone.
Wanna see a grown man weep?
Who's the grown man? We don't get many of them in this subforum
Haha. Quoted for truth.
The nuts have taken over the asylum.
Ok. Pretty much done, just gotta clean 'em up and take pictures.
Yesterday and today combined in this post.
Some of them glued up
And pretty much done.
Thanks for looking.
Really like the looks on the one on the middle of the left side there...not sure of all your model names. Looking great man!
sent from my dumb phone.
Great looking batch, Lerch's is looking good. He wanted you to just send it to me. You have been busy the last day or two.
Ross, you can just come pick it up if you want. Lerch won't mind.
I thought Lerch's knife was going to be a passaround.
Yes and Yes, I think the passaround is what he had decided on. Lerch has waited this long, he said he didn't care.
Sounds good, Ross. So after you pick it up; I'll go second. Who's third?
I think after you it goes to the Noss guy on youtube, the one that does the knife destruction tests. It'll be ok,
That's a great idea. That will save me from buying a hockey mask.
In that case I'll save him the trouble and get my hockey mask out ,cut some fruit, cut some rope, beat it into a cinder block, put it in a vice and hit it with a hammer and never actually use it for what it was made for. I'll do an 18 part video series with each video being ten minutes of the same thing over and over again.
That is the funniest thing I have read in a few days. A whole lot of truth in that statement also.
I'm not dead to you now, am I?
You guys are a riot. The batch turned out beautifully. I can tell just from the pics it will be excellent for the chest leva grip and won't give me any hotspots. HAHA
Man you're good. Nice work buddy.
Hahahaha. Thanks, guys.
Alrighty then, got started on this just a little bit Friday. Worked half the day today in the shop (other half was spent at the dentists. )
Thank ya for looking.
I don't care about this thread anymore! I won't care again until my next knife comes up in about 4 years!
Just kidding. Looking good brother keep up the good work. There are about a dozen real lucky folks watching closely here.
lol. You've been freed, man.
Big batch this time! Look forward to seeing them take shape.
Wooo!!!! I can't wait, mine's in this batch!
Lookin' good Iz!
1926. Replacement for the one with the broken tip.
This thread is full of knifeless losers. In one day you went from anxiously waiting to spitting on all the underlings. Elitist.
I figured you got all hopped up on Dew and were just making me whatever you felt like. I wasn't going to tell you that you drilled my pin holes wrong. That's a lie...yes I was. Looking good man, I love this thread. You never know what is coming out of shop Turley other than it is going to make some oooos and ahhhhhs.
Lol. You're a hoot, A-dam.