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  • elstoof 2 Apr 2012 17:28:23 7,396 posts
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    You can get those clips which attach the rear of the blade giving you the correct angle when sharpening on the stone. I'd go with a Japanese waterstone for maximum ninja feelings.

    Saying that, all my blades at work I sharpen on a strop made from a plank of wood with a few bits of emery paper stuck on.
  • OnlyMe 2 Apr 2012 17:31:50 3,104 posts
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    Play through Dark Souls in the middle of the day when the sun shines violently on your telly so that you can't see shit.
  • Deleted user 2 April 2012 18:23:09
    Especially considering how accident prone I am with tools, knives, etc, the most manly thing I do is chop down trees with a chainsaw. I'll never forget my first time :) Theres plenty that could go wrong, and not just getting crushed either (I think whiplash from a snapped heavy branch that was under tension or even the base flipping up to hit you could be devastating).
  • Razz 2 Apr 2012 20:31:48 61,210 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    Speaing of which, anyone know of a really good blade sharpener (general use, mostly househole scissors and kitchen knives)? I've bought a few random ones from Robert Dyas but they've turned out to be shite,
    This one is pretty good

    But a word of warning. It is great for general use, but I would not recommend it if you have expensive kitchen knives. It gets them sharp but it does so by stripping off quite a bit of steel (compared to other sharpeners). I use mine for the cheap knives, and a proper sharpening stone and steel for my expensive ones.
    That's perfect! Cheers I'll give it go mate :)

    @askew: Yep, that's the one I bought
    @Dirtbox: That's the reason why I'm buying these things! I've got a draw full of blunt knives! :D I'm sick buying new ones all the time :/

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  • Dirtbox 15 Jun 2012 08:28:17 78,221 posts
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    Cast your eyes across this here website and learn a thing or two about mastering the Art of Manliness.

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  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 15 Jun 2012 09:14:13 10,856 posts
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    Not enough sweaty muscled men for my liking on the website.

    In other news, this weekend I shall be chopping up offcuts of wood with an axe.
  • Vortex808 15 Jun 2012 09:25:39 7,155 posts
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    I have a pickaxe in my garage, which I have inherited from our neighbour. I don't plan on working on any railroads, but it did help when we laid the patio and is great when we have to dig in the garden near tree roots.

    Does that count? It's probably not as manly as chopping bits of wood with an axe.
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 15 Jun 2012 09:43:30 10,856 posts
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    Laying a patio with a pickaxe definitely counts. Just so long as you got some decent swings over the shoulders.
  • smoothpete 15 Jun 2012 09:52:21 31,516 posts
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    I once broke a sledgehammer handle while knocking down a wall. That's way fucking manly.
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 15 Jun 2012 09:57:25 10,856 posts
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    I once broke an 8 iron hitting out of the rough onto the fairway. Does that count?
  • magicpanda 15 Jun 2012 10:02:08 13,367 posts
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    I used to catch Adders with my bare hands when I was a kid.
  • Deleted user 15 June 2012 10:03:54
    Doing the lawnmowing at 3PM when all the single mums are walking there kids home from school.
  • richarddavies 15 Jun 2012 10:03:57 2,658 posts
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    i once ate some chewitts without taking the paper wrapper off.

    I AM MAN!
  • Load_2.0 15 Jun 2012 10:03:59 19,296 posts
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    I beat a Frenchman unconcious on Christmas Day.

    Good to see you Cheese!
  • cryogamer 15 Jun 2012 10:11:29 21 posts
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    You're not a man until you've ate a 72oz steak at stripclub in vegas.
  • Dougs 15 Jun 2012 10:12:35 67,802 posts
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    I really need to borrow my brother's chainsaw and chop all the logs I've pilfered, ready for the winter. Which will probably be in about 3 weeks.
  • smoothpete 15 Jun 2012 10:16:15 31,516 posts
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    I tried to fix something the other day, failed, and in the process I broke something else. That's the definition of manliness IMO.
  • Dirtbox 15 Jun 2012 10:43:04 78,221 posts
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    No, that's the definition of cludging. A real man would have spent months designing and constructing his own tools to get the job, however minor, done right first time in a few seconds.

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  • JuanKerr 15 Jun 2012 10:46:42 36,251 posts
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    I locked myself out of the house the other day and had to smash a window with a brick to break in. That's pretty manly (and stupid).
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 15 Jun 2012 10:51:58 10,856 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    I really need to borrow my brother's chainsaw and chop all the logs I've pilfered, ready for the winter. Which will probably be in about 3 weeks.
    Bah! Chainsaw's are for poofs! What you need to get is a good old fashioned felling axe. Does the job far better and you get a good work out whilst doing it.
  • JuanKerr 15 Jun 2012 10:54:56 36,251 posts
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    I've got a hand axe for chopping up kindling and a felling axe for logs. Out-manly that, bitches.
  • Buztafen 15 Jun 2012 10:59:21 16,238 posts
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    I created THIS from a piece of MDF with a jigsaw. I think i can file that under 'Manly -subfolder- Nerd'.
  • Dougs 15 Jun 2012 11:00:59 67,802 posts
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    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    I really need to borrow my brother's chainsaw and chop all the logs I've pilfered, ready for the winter. Which will probably be in about 3 weeks.
    Bah! Chainsaw's are for poofs! What you need to get is a good old fashioned felling axe. Does the job far better and you get a good work out whilst doing it.
    I will kill myself! I've got a hand axe, but it's blunt as fuck and useless for logs like this. Also not got a decent base with which to chop on...
  • Buztafen 15 Jun 2012 11:00:59 16,238 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    I've got a hand axe for chopping up kindling and a felling axe for logs. Out-manly that, bitches.
    Pfft, surely everyone here has a hand axe. Aren't they given out at birth?
  • Vortex808 15 Jun 2012 11:01:57 7,155 posts
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    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    Laying a patio with a pickaxe definitely counts. Just so long as you got some decent swings over the shoulders.
    There were proper swings with it for sure- I was like a kid in a sweetie shop with it, with a big grin right across my chops.

    The same thing happened when we hired the plate compactor to pack all the hardcore and sand down before laying the slabs. The missus didn't even get a look in. T'was great fun, there's just something about having to use tools/machinery that brings out the inner child again!
  • Brave_Dave 15 Jun 2012 11:02:57 109 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    I tried to fix something the other day, failed, and in the process I broke something else. That's the definition of manliness IMO.
    The Frank Spencer school of manliness :-D
  • Goban 15 Jun 2012 11:10:23 9,055 posts
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    Buztafen wrote:
    I created THIS from a piece of MDF with a jigsaw. I think i can file that under 'Manly -subfolder- Nerd'.
    Be careful not to ladder your tights on that rough edge.
  • smoothpete 15 Jun 2012 11:12:14 31,516 posts
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    Brave_Dave wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    I tried to fix something the other day, failed, and in the process I broke something else. That's the definition of manliness IMO.
    The Frank Spencer school of manliness :-D
    It was an accident, in my defense. I was half in / half out of the loft space in the kitchen trying to find where the fucking leak is coming from, I put too much of my weight on the loft hatch board and snapped the fucker
  • Dougs 15 Jun 2012 11:14:17 67,802 posts
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    Could've been worse, could've gone through the ceiling. My brother-in-law has done that a few times. Still no joy with the leak then?
  • Buztafen 15 Jun 2012 11:14:35 16,238 posts
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    Goban wrote:
    Buztafen wrote:
    I created THIS from a piece of MDF with a jigsaw. I think i can file that under 'Manly -subfolder- Nerd'.
    Be careful not to ladder your tights on that rough edge.
    :( Jigsaw's are manly. I could've chopped my fingers off...or atleast of grazed myself.
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