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WWI and WWII propaganda posters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vytautas Nov 13, 2013. 3 Replies

I got this link off Fark and thought I'd post it here. Some of the posters were familiar (including ones I first saw here) and others were new. I…Continue

Tags: link, posters, WWI

"Swiss" precimax watches

Started Oct 8, 2013 0 Replies

I recently decided a needed a solid dress watch and bought a swiss precimax Torin watch online. Afterwards I was reading up a little more and found that there isn't much information about the brand…Continue

How to sharpen an awl?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dino Silone Oct 6, 2013. 13 Replies

I have this old awl that I need to put the finest point possible on for a project but I've never sharpened anything pointed before. I have a whetstone set and a file for knives and garden tools but…Continue

Tags: sharpening, skills, tools

What to do with an old suit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betz Jun 27, 2013. 10 Replies

Hello Gentlemen,I was wondering if some of you could advise me about this. I have a suit that is nearing the end of its life after 3 years (just in time for me to need it for interview, naturally).…Continue

Tags: alterations, tailoring, suit

 

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Isaac Friedman replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion Looking for a new EDC pocketknife.
"I use a leatherman wave. They're pricey, mine cost about $65 on amazon a few years ago, but they can take a lot of abuse, and can do a lot more with it than just a knife. Also (I don't know if this is a problem for you), security guards…"
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Isaac Friedman replied to Jordan Andruski's discussion Anything to add? 10 Things to help you become a man.
"True. No one can really say that they've never broken they're code of honor, even the old testament -- easily one of the most morally absolutist books ever -- acknowledges that. At the same time, the less you break it, the more your code…"
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Isaac Friedman replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion our culture's disdain for blue collar men?
"I haven't, and therefore wouldn't express an opinion on the show itself. I was referring to the impression I got from hearing people -- admittedly mostly whitecollar -- discuss the show."
Dec 27, 2013
Isaac Friedman replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion our culture's disdain for blue collar men?
"I don't watch much TV but the impression I get about shows like Dirty Jobs is that they are usually condescending and when they portray Blue Collar America -- an interesting phrase in itself, as if it were another country -- in a positive light…"
Dec 22, 2013
Vytautas replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion WWI and WWII propaganda posters
"This would go great in the history buffs group!"
Nov 13, 2013
Claude replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion WWI and WWII propaganda posters
"Great link. Thanks for sharing.  I haven't thought of Fark for probably 10 years.  Forgot about that site. "
Nov 13, 2013
Richard replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion WWI and WWII propaganda posters
"I love propaganda posters from that period, the imagery is great. For some reason though I've always thought the Soviets were streets ahead of the west when it came to design! Check out these Soviet posters. There was also some…"
Nov 12, 2013
Isaac Friedman posted a discussion

WWI and WWII propaganda posters

I got this link off Fark and thought I'd post it here. Some of the posters were familiar (including ones I first saw here) and others were new. I especially liked number 39.WSU's World Wars propaganda poster collection.See More
Nov 10, 2013
Isaac Friedman posted a discussion

"Swiss" precimax watches

I recently decided a needed a solid dress watch and bought a swiss precimax Torin watch online. Afterwards I was reading up a little more and found that there isn't much information about the brand out there at all and what there is is conflicting.As far as I can tell "Swiss Precimax" is not actually a swiss company though their watches may or may not have swiss movements. Does anybody here happen to know anything more about the brand or its products? Specifically, I have two questions:1) Do…See More
Oct 8, 2013
Dino Silone replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion How to sharpen an awl?
"Very cool!"
Oct 6, 2013
Isaac Friedman replied to Treb's discussion NYC looking for Navy pea coat.
"As a NYC native I advise you not to buy thrift shop clothing in NYC. There are some serious bed bug problems in this town and most thrift shops don't clean the clothes before offering them for sale."
Oct 6, 2013
Isaac Friedman replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion How to sharpen an awl?
"Punching pilot holes in vellum. I'm sewing together a handwritten parchment scroll."
Oct 6, 2013
Dino Silone replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion How to sharpen an awl?
"That sort of makes it behave like a brad awl.  The idea is to cut the wood fibers with the awl (or with the facets at the point of the nail, as you've described), so you're not just wedging them apart with the nail (which causes…"
Oct 1, 2013
Brian Splash replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion How to sharpen an awl?
"I was taught to turn the nail around and give it a light tap to put a dent in the timber then turn the nail around the right way then nail home , should stop the wood from splitting . What are you useing your awl for ?"
Sep 29, 2013
Isaac Friedman replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion How to sharpen an awl?
"Looks like a great idea though I'm not going to be using this particular one for nails."
Sep 29, 2013
Phillip J Reeves replied to Isaac Friedman's discussion How to sharpen an awl?
"Try placing it in drill press or anything that will hold it upright and turn, then lower to a saw file, which has three sides each is a perfect 60 degrees or at least it should be.  It will give you a sharp 60 degree bevel."
Sep 24, 2013

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My interests are wide-ranging. They include traditional Hebrew calligraphy, scifi-fantasy, computer programming, knives, history, and home-improvement carpentry.
Books
Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague DeCamp, The Incomplete Enchanter Series, the Vorkosigan Saga, A Connecticut Yankee by Mark Twain, and many, many more.
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300, Braveheart, LoTR, Harry Potter, anything with the Marx Brothers, anything Steampunk

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