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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 12:37 pm    Post subject: The Mehmet         Reply with quote

Yesterday was a good day. A good day to turn 54. Several excellent things happened ...

1. I received a birthday card from my best friends ...

2. The company I work for, having gone through Chapter 11, was purchased by another
company that may allow me to remain employed ( knock on linoleum ) ...

And ...

3. A carefully put together box arrived from John Lundemo of OdinBlades ...



In due time, to borrow a phrase from a lyric of a Led Zeppelin song, all will be
revealed ...
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Justin H. Núñez




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a very mean thing that you have done!!!!!!


Open the box...open the box....take pics.... post pics...(jedi mind tricks shoudl kick in anytime now)



Congrats hugely for the Bday and for surviving the company change.

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew, didn't your mother ever tell you it's not nice to tease others and that you should share your toys?

Happy birthday! Happy

Open the box please...

...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped. - Sir Bedevere
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Ba-ad         Reply with quote

Matthew has decided to bring the joys of strip-tease to myArmoury.. the next îc will be of a half opened box, and then a lid renoved with appropriate shading of the contents... and then... drum roll...
Bon coeur et bon bras
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Joel Chesser




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 5:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think i might hate you right now. Happy
Congrats on all of the above, and happy birthday.

..." The person who dosen't have a sword should sell his coat and buy one."

- Luke 22:36
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Eric G.




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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

John does beautiful work. It's mean of you to tease us like this.


Let's see this beauty!

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Silly people don't you know that John makes the best boxes. And its a beautiful box. Congrats Matthew on your new box acquisition. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 7:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jason Elrod wrote:
Silly people don't you know that John makes the best boxes. And its a beautiful box. Congrats Matthew on your new box acquisition. Big Grin


Yup just the box, Matthew liked the boxes so much he just ordered a box. Wink Razz Laughing Out Loud Cool

Maybe we should have a Topic: " Show us your box collection " and who makes the best shippoing boxes with box statistics !

POB of the box.
Length, width, thickness of box.
Pivot point.
Weight.
Taper & distal taper.

Plain wood or " pattern welded wood " otherwise know as plywood.

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Apr, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Clearly an archetypal representative of the Type I box, used in a variety of period techniques involving subterfuge and concealment. An elegant box, for a more... civilized age. It is said that the Type I was named when someone said, "I would like to see what's in that box." Wink
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John Coris




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 5:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

From the thread title I 'd expect a scimitar or a yatagan, something middle eastern anyway...
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 6:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sam Barris wrote:
Clearly an archetypal representative of the Type I box, used in a variety of period techniques involving subterfuge and concealment. An elegant box, for a more... civilized age. It is said that the Type I was named when someone said, "I would like to see what's in that box." Wink


Sam, I respectfully disagree with your assessment of the box typology. I offer for your consideration the following observations. The placement and spacing of the nails on the cover clearly represent a later period of work than the archetypal Type I box. The proportions and dimensions are very pleasing to the eye. Taking into consideration the narrowness of depth, I would respectfully submit my opinion that the box is of Type IIb typology. The balance of these factors leads me to place the origin of the box near the new city of York, possibly Hampton.

Thank you for considering my opinion.

...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped. - Sir Bedevere
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Gabriele A. Pini




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 6:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

To resurrect and old thread, you are too much in armours when you found yourself laughing at the pirlate of Scott and Sam like they are two Zelig's comics.

And at least to accurately categorized the box we need an image of the intern... It's accademical accepted that you can't define the tipology of a box only by is exterior.


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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 7:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bearing in mind the name of the thread ("The Mehmet"), I assume Matthew will show us his new Sultan Mehmet's Fatih (The Conqueror) kilij.

The box is good, but please, Mat, go ... open it.
I can't wait anymore Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriele A. Pini wrote:
...It's accademical accepted that you can't define the tipology of a box only by is exterior.
Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud

Of course, how could I have forgotten the golden rule of box typology! Wink

Matthew, open the box. Please. Soon.

...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped. - Sir Bedevere
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Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

... curbing my birthday exuberance I patiently sat before the package and chose to proceed cautiously.
I examined the slim parcel, turning it this way and that. Eight nails held the frame together at the sides.
Twenty screws fastened top and bottom in place. Clear tape sealed the edges against splinters. Ahhh,
this would require tools -- a scalpel and a screwdriver, a PHILLIPS head screwdriver no less ! -- and
perhaps the dexterity of a bomb-defusing expert. Thus prepared I chose one side as the top and went
to work.

Eight screws later, and an incision three-quarters way round, I gently pried the lid open, letting it fall back
to hit the carpet softly. I braced myself emotionally --

Dam, now the mystery of bubble wrap challenged me ...



More to come ...
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Jean-Carle Hudon




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: bubbles!         Reply with quote

Oooooh! Aaaaah! Bubbles.....
( My first reaction was disappointment: What?No feathers?, but then I realized this ain't over yet....)

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Gottfried P. Doerler




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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 1:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh yeah, bubbles !!

i spent the best hours of my life with these. Laughing Out Loud
(they really get addictive once you`ve startet)
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fascinating. I haven't seen bubble wrap like that since receiving my A&A Danish Axe. I wonder what that can mean?
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Apr, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The POB on John's bubble wrap is amazing. I can speak first hand that the balance is awesome. I note he pre-pops every 29th bubble at the end to give it the correct taper as well.
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Apr, 2011 12:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's clearly a 4-1 EBP (European Bubble Pattern)...

Now I have to see the bottom of the box to determine it's tipology.
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