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HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« on: November 11, 2014, 06:13:46 PM »
Hello, Everybody!  The Holidays are coming up and I thought it would be a great idea to have Holiday Gift Exchange for 2014.  We did one last year and it seamed to be a pretty fun event. 

To partake all you have to do is post what you would like to receive.  Other member's will see what your "wish" is and will PM you about giving you your "wish". 

It is asked that you post a "wish" only once.  It's ok to make an either or "wish" (For example, hey I would be happy to be gifted this or that).  However, you can grant a "wish" more than once.  Once a "wish" is granted, it is asked that you, please, let me know so that I can take you off the "wish list".  I will keep track of the wish list in post #1.  Posting photos of your received "wish" is highly encouraged!

Note:  No wishing for anything that may be illegal to traffic over state lines, i.e. guns, alcohol, dope etc.

Note:  Not everyone wishing may get their wish granted.  It would be nice but, unfortunately, it is not a perfect world.  Although, I am sure our members will do their best to grant all the "wishes".
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 06:40:56 PM »
This was great last year. I look forward to seeing this pan out again. :)
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 09:17:27 PM »
I'll play along this year Matt.  Great idea. I've been going through my stuff for two days and need to lose some stuff I never use.  Hope somebody wishes for something like that from me.

I wish I had a little 2 or 3 blade pocket knife for casual carving.  A little wear and patina doesn't bother me a bit.
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 12:44:30 PM »
The list:

madmax - 2" or 3" blade pocket knife for casual carving - Gifted by Matt Chaos

Nature Boy - USGI  surplus buttpack in woodland camo for the lbe - Gifted by Bighat

Grizzly - I wish for a crooked/spoon knife.  Production, custom, self made

Chief Big Knife - knife of some sort, possible antler/bone handled knives, fan if any decent blade, always been a fixed blade guy but I value a good folder - Gifted by Kanukkarhu

Tunnelvision - stainless steel wide mouth type water bottle - Gifted by xj35s

Jontok - blade blank

diogenes - a pair of whoopie slings for my hammock - Gifted by greyhound352

xj35s - sample of a quality blade (01 tool or 1095)

Trkbusa06 - Orange G10 or micarta to make firesteels.

wannabe - suspenders with button hooks to attach to wool pants. NO CLIP TYPE. - Gifted by Mnsportsmen

kanukkarhu - cap - Gifted by Matt Chaos
« Last Edit: December 07, 2014, 12:37:07 PM by MATT CHAOS »
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 03:22:01 PM »
I'll give it a go as well....last year's was fun!

The list begins:

madmax - 2" or 3" blade pocket knife for casual carving

Nature Boy - 'Desert Storm' style canteen stove (not the regular USGI stove).
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 05:33:10 PM »
Awesome idea.  I participated in something like this over at the other bushcraft forum last year.  We also did a Secret Santa thing too.  Both were equally fun.

My wish:  I wish for a crooked/spoon knife.  Production, custom, self made...doesn't matter.  I'd love to start doing spoons, kuksas and what not.
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 06:55:53 PM »
Great idea, I'll go for it, and hopefully i can grant someone's wish,

My wish would be a knife of some sort, I've always loved antler/bone handled knives, but  I'm a fan if any decent blade, always been a fixed blade guy but I value a good folder


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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2014, 02:04:28 PM »
This is always fun! Hope lots of people will join in this year!!
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2014, 04:57:11 PM »
Sounds fun, I'll play.

I wish for a stainless steel wide mouth type water bottle.

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2014, 11:04:33 AM »

madmax - 2" or 3" blade pocket knife for casual carving - Gifted by Matt Chaos

Nature Boy - 'Desert Storm' style canteen stove (not the regular USGI stove).

Grizzly - I wish for a crooked/spoon knife.  Production, custom, self made

Chief Big Knife - knife of some sort, possible antler/bone handled knives, fan if any decent blade, always been a fixed blade guy but I value a good folder

Tunnelvision - stainless steel wide mouth type water bottle

Jontok - blade blank
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2014, 11:09:19 AM »
madmax - 2" or 3" blade pocket knife for casual carving - Gifted by Matt Chaos

Nature Boy - 'Desert Storm' style canteen stove (not the regular USGI stove).

Grizzly - I wish for a crooked/spoon knife.  Production, custom, self made

Chief Big Knife - knife of some sort, possible antler/bone handled knives, fan if any decent blade, always been a fixed blade guy but I value a good folder

Tunnelvision - stainless steel wide mouth type water bottle

Jontok - blade blank

diogenes - a pair of whoopie slings for my hammock
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2014, 01:48:43 PM »
I have the water bottle for tunnelvision and sent him a PM.


I would like to ask for a sample of a quality blade. 01 tool or 1095? I want something to see the quality over my other knives. Perhaps I will see the usefulness and go for a big money blade. I can put a handle on if anyone has a blank kicking around. I can sharpen it too.
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2014, 08:38:38 AM »
Sorry for the delay in updating.  Computer broke and I was lucky enough to get an early Xmas gift of a new computer.  I was running Windows XP and now I have Windows 8.  I like it but I need to get the hang of it.
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2014, 10:27:32 AM »
I will gift Diogenes the woopies. PM sent.
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2014, 05:02:13 PM »
I will gift Diogenes the woopies. PM sent.

Woohoo! Thanks, Greyhound! Mighty kind of you. :)
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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2014, 10:06:35 PM »
I would like a bit of Orange g10 to make some firesteels

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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2014, 06:11:00 AM »
I'll make and send Jontok a blade blank. 

@ Jon - Full tang?  Stick tang?

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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2014, 07:40:27 AM »
I'll make and send Jontok a blade blank. 

@ Jon - Full tang?  Stick tang?
WOW! Thanks Chrash!!!  :banana: :banana: :banana:

Full tang please.  :drool:
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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2014, 03:18:27 PM »
Hi, I would love to participate and hope to be able to fulfill someone's wish. Nothing posted to this point is in my possession.

My wish is for a set of suspenders with button hooks to attach to the pair of wool pants I just bought. Not looking for the clip type, just the old fashioned leather loop type, I can pay the freight to Toronto. Thanks a lot.

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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2014, 02:33:13 PM »
Just trying to help Matt out here.

madmax - 2" or 3" blade pocket knife for casual carving - Gifted by Matt Chaos

Nature Boy - 'Desert Storm' style canteen stove (not the regular USGI stove).

Grizzly - I wish for a crooked/spoon knife.  Production, custom, self made

Chief Big Knife - knife of some sort, possible antler/bone handled knives, fan if any decent blade, always been a fixed blade guy but I value a good folder

Tunnelvision - stainless steel wide mouth type water bottle. Gifted by xj35's

Jontok - blade blank. Gifted by Crashdive123

diogenes - a pair of whoopie slings for my hammock. Gifted by Greyhound352

xj35's - O1 or 1095 knife blank.

Trkbusa06 - Orange G10 to make firesteels.

wannabe - suspenders with button hooks to attach to wool pants. NO CLIP TYPE.
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« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2014, 05:49:25 PM »
I wish for peace and prosperity for all my fellow/ette Bnber's in the upcoming year... :cheers:
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« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2014, 07:26:15 PM »
I wish for peace and prosperity for all my fellow/ette Bnber's in the upcoming year... :cheers:
Hear, hear! I quite agree!

I'm not entering this because of the shipping to Canada, but I'm watching to see if I can sneak in and 'Santa Claus' somebody!  :D
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2014, 07:51:36 PM »
I wish for peace and prosperity for all my fellow/ette Bnber's in the upcoming year... :cheers:
Hear, hear! I quite agree!

I'm not entering this because of the shipping to Canada, but I'm watching to see if I can sneak in and 'Santa Claus' somebody!  :D

Oh go on and get your wish out there, 'tis the season.
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« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2014, 08:09:02 PM »
I wish for peace and prosperity for all my fellow/ette Bnber's in the upcoming year... :cheers:
Hear, hear! I quite agree!

I'm not entering this because of the shipping to Canada, but I'm watching to see if I can sneak in and 'Santa Claus' somebody!  :D

Oh go on and get your wish out there, 'tis the season.
:) Thanks, Mr. 'Beast. I'll lurk a bit to see what I can do -- I'd like to have a gift-out going before I sign up. Watching for something I can do.
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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2014, 03:46:09 AM »
@xj35s - I am super busy right now and cannot commit to it in time for Christmas, but if nobody else can fill your knife blank wish I'll make you one.  It may be a week or two before I can do it though.

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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2014, 06:11:55 AM »
Hi, I would love to participate and hope to be able to fulfill someone's wish. Nothing posted to this point is in my possession.

My wish is for a set of suspenders with button hooks to attach to the pair of wool pants I just bought. Not looking for the clip type, just the old fashioned leather loop type, I can pay the freight to Toronto. Thanks a lot.


Wannabe,



  I may still have a pair of the old style button suspenders . ( BTW... I was raised hearing them called, "galluses" many times , rather than "suspenders". LOL) This pair were given to me by a friend , & he'd only worn them a few times, & I haven't worn them yet, so they are in excellent condition if I remember right. Don't use suspenders much regularly, with the exception of wearing my tool-belts to help carry the load. Although, when I do wear them, it is usually the clip-on style.

  I would be happy to send them to ya, if I can find them and you would like them. I will look today/tomorrow to see if I can locate them in my gear. I can take a pic or two, post them up to show ya & see if they will do for ya.
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Anyway, I will look & see.
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« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2014, 06:21:53 AM »
Hi, I would love to participate and hope to be able to fulfill someone's wish. Nothing posted to this point is in my possession.

My wish is for a set of suspenders with button hooks to attach to the pair of wool pants I just bought. Not looking for the clip type, just the old fashioned leather loop type, I can pay the freight to Toronto. Thanks a lot.


Wannabe,



  I may still have a pair of the old style button suspenders . ( BTW... I was raised hearing them called, "galluses" many times , rather than "suspenders". LOL) This pair were given to me by a friend , & he'd only worn them a few times, & I haven't worn them yet, so they are in excellent condition if I remember right. Don't use suspenders much regularly, with the exception of wearing my tool-belts to help carry the load. Although, when I do wear them, it is usually the clip-on style.

  I would be happy to send them to ya, if I can find them and you would like them. I will look today/tomorrow to see if I can locate them in my gear. I can take a pic or two, post them up to show ya & see if they will do for ya.
:)

Anyway, I will look & see.

Thanks so much, please do post a pic or 2 as I have never worn braces and want to have a look to see if the buttons are the same configuration as the pants are set up to take. Or are they universal? In any case, thanks a bunch for the offer. You can PM or post the pics here, no rush whatsoever.

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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2014, 12:21:30 PM »
I wish for peace and prosperity for all my fellow/ette Bnber's in the upcoming year... :cheers:
Hear, hear! I quite agree!

I'm not entering this because of the shipping to Canada, but I'm watching to see if I can sneak in and 'Santa Claus' somebody!  :D

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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2014, 12:22:26 PM »
Just trying to help Matt out here.

madmax - 2" or 3" blade pocket knife for casual carving - Gifted by Matt Chaos

Nature Boy - 'Desert Storm' style canteen stove (not the regular USGI stove).

Grizzly - I wish for a crooked/spoon knife.  Production, custom, self made

Chief Big Knife - knife of some sort, possible antler/bone handled knives, fan if any decent blade, always been a fixed blade guy but I value a good folder

Tunnelvision - stainless steel wide mouth type water bottle. Gifted by xj35's

Jontok - blade blank. Gifted by Crashdive123

diogenes - a pair of whoopie slings for my hammock. Gifted by Greyhound352

xj35's - O1 or 1095 knife blank.

Trkbusa06 - Orange G10 to make firesteels.

wannabe - suspenders with button hooks to attach to wool pants. NO CLIP TYPE.

Thank you!  ;)
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2014, 12:46:07 PM »
@xj35s - I am super busy right now and cannot commit to it in time for Christmas, but if nobody else can fill your knife blank wish I'll make you one.  It may be a week or two before I can do it though.

It would mean the world to me. I can wait as long as it takes, Thank you so much.
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« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2014, 06:26:14 PM »
@xj35s - I am super busy right now and cannot commit to it in time for Christmas, but if nobody else can fill your knife blank wish I'll make you one.  It may be a week or two before I can do it though.

It would mean the world to me. I can wait as long as it takes, Thank you so much.

I'll check my shop for 1095 - not sure if I have any.  I did heat treat some D2 the other day if that would work for you.

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« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2014, 09:13:56 PM »
I wish for peace and prosperity for all my fellow/ette Bnber's in the upcoming year... :cheers:
Hear, hear! I quite agree!

I'm not entering this because of the shipping to Canada, but I'm watching to see if I can sneak in and 'Santa Claus' somebody!  :D
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Thanks Matt. You're awesome.

But I really, really want to be able to grant a wish this year. Can that be a wish? ??? :)

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« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2014, 12:42:13 AM »
I wish for peace and prosperity for all my fellow/ette Bnber's in the upcoming year... :cheers:
Hear, hear! I quite agree!

I'm not entering this because of the shipping to Canada, but I'm watching to see if I can sneak in and 'Santa Claus' somebody!  :D
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Thanks Matt. You're awesome.

But I really, really want to be able to grant a wish this year. Can that be a wish? ??? :)
Agreed! I hope I can help someone as well

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« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2014, 10:47:28 AM »
Me too!
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« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2014, 01:28:31 PM »
Pm sent to grizzly, his wish is on it's way! Merry Christmas!


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« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2014, 03:24:03 PM »
I have given this some thought, since you guys asked. I know what I want to give, and I hope that someone will ask for it. However, I still want to be able to gift someone something this year, so I'll keep following this thread to see what I can do.

As far as my wish goes, I wish for a nice cap, in green or earth tones, with a big old USA flag on it!  I'd like something (ie, the cap) from someone here that I could incorporate into my kit, and take to the bush with me. i'd like something that I can't get up here. Something authentically American. By the way, I have a massive cranium. :rolleyes:

The reason I'd want this (besides being fairly cheap to ship, I think) is because this place, with its generous and kind hearted people, has really helped re-shape my image of my American friends. I consider many of you my friends, and I would love to be able to have something from an American brother... or sister! (Let's not forget the women folk...)

Again, I hope to return the favour.
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« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2014, 03:35:43 PM »
I have given this some thought, since you guys asked. I know what I want to give, and I hope that someone will ask for it. However, I still want to be able to gift someone something this year, so I'll keep following this thread to see what I can do.

As far as my wish goes, I wish for a nice cap, in green or earth tones, with a big old USA flag on it!  I'd like something from someone here that I could incorporate into my kit, and take to the bush with me. i'd like something that I can't get up here. Something authentically American. By the way, I have a massive cranium. :rolleyes:

The reason I'd want this (besides being fairly cheap to ship, I think) is because this place, with its generous and kind hearted people, has really helped re-shape my image of my American friends. I consider many of you my friends, and I would love to be able to have something from an American brother... or sister! (Let's not forget the women folk...)

Again, I hope to return the favour.
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2014, 04:52:17 PM »
I have given this some thought, since you guys asked. I know what I want to give, and I hope that someone will ask for it. However, I still want to be able to gift someone something this year, so I'll keep following this thread to see what I can do.

As far as my wish goes, I wish for a nice cap, in green or earth tones, with a big old USA flag on it!  I'd like something from someone here that I could incorporate into my kit, and take to the bush with me. i'd like something that I can't get up here. Something authentically American. By the way, I have a massive cranium. :rolleyes:

The reason I'd want this (besides being fairly cheap to ship, I think) is because this place, with its generous and kind hearted people, has really helped re-shape my image of my American friends. I consider many of you my friends, and I would love to be able to have something from an American brother... or sister! (Let's not forget the women folk...)

Again, I hope to return the favour.
Do you need a firesteel? A tin of sorts? I've never sent something to Cannukia, do why not start now.
Sorry about that, my post was kind of confusing, I realize now... I edited it a bit. The thing for my kit I was referring to was the US cap I was talking about... Thanks for your offer, though! I've got firesteels and tins galore, thanks. :)

But again, my primary aim here is to be able to give a gift; not get one! :)

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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2014, 06:03:22 PM »
I have just the cap for you.  KK send me your address in a PM.
Assuming you mean a baseball style cap.

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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2014, 06:50:40 PM »
I have just the cap for you.  KK send me your address in a PM.
Assuming you mean a baseball style cap.

 ;)
Wow, that was fast... Thanks Matt! I sent you a PM.

But I started out in this to give a wish, not take one.. :(

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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2014, 12:51:32 AM »

I have just the cap for you.  KK send me your address in a PM.
Assuming you mean a baseball style cap.

 ;)
Wow, that was fast... Thanks Matt! I sent you a PM.

But I started out in this to give a wish, not take one.. :(

Maybe pick a random member in the gift exchange and send it to them? An don't feel bad or anything my friend, One of the best feelings in the world is knowing you brought someone else just a little happiness, so by somebody granting your wish they probably feel very good :) besides it's not like you wished for something expensive, it was a humble wish and one that was happily granted (if I read the above posts correct) by Mr. Chaos. So Merry Christmas!


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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2014, 05:42:17 AM »

I have just the cap for you.  KK send me your address in a PM.
Assuming you mean a baseball style cap.

 ;)
Wow, that was fast... Thanks Matt! I sent you a PM.

But I started out in this to give a wish, not take one.. :(

Maybe pick a random member in the gift exchange and send it to them? An don't feel bad or anything my friend, One of the best feelings in the world is knowing you brought someone else just a little happiness, so by somebody granting your wish they probably feel very good :) besides it's not like you wished for something expensive, it was a humble wish and one that was happily granted (if I read the above posts correct) by Mr. Chaos. So Merry Christmas!


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Thanks for your kind words, CBK. Much appreciated. I think I know what I'm going to do...
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2014, 09:17:37 AM »

Thanks so much, please do post a pic or 2 as I have never worn braces and want to have a look to see if the buttons are the same configuration as the pants are set up to take. Or are they universal? In any case, thanks a bunch for the offer. You can PM or post the pics here, no rush whatsoever.


Wannabe,



Here are some pics:





Closeups of the ends:












The ends that go to the back are single button & the ends at the front are for double button, or in the case of a single button front,you can just slip both ends of the leather "spreaders" over one button. Or,you can disconnect the front ends by undoing the snaps that hold the "spreaders" and put your own homemade, or purchased single button ends on the front straps.


  When I pulled these out of the bag that the suspenders were given to me in, I saw that there was something "gummy" on one of the ends that has the "spreaders". I tried wiping the stuff off, and got most of the stuff off, but not all of it. I don't have any idea what the stuff is, or what to use to remove the remaining gunk, but I got most of it just by wiping. I can't ask the feller that gave them to me what it might be, because he has passed on". It almost looks & feels like some kind of wax, or something. 


   Regardless, they are still in excellent condition, if ever even worn, & are certainly serviceable, even if they were not cleaned any more than what little I did. I just wanted you to be aware of that info, if it had any impact on your deciding if you want them. If ya felt it necessary, I am sure with a little more effort & with the right cleanser, they would seem brand new out of a box. Personally, I would wear them as they are, since I am always getting into dirt & stuff anyway.. I'd wait until they "really" needed a cleaning...LOL


Anyway, If you would like them PM me your mail address & I will get them shipped off. If not, just say so here & I will offer them to someone else who might want to use them. Hopefully they fit your wants & be an Xmas gift for ya.
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2014, 01:22:07 PM »
Very neat set of suspenders!


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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2014, 01:59:09 PM »

I have just the cap for you.  KK send me your address in a PM.
Assuming you mean a baseball style cap.

 ;)
Wow, that was fast... Thanks Matt! I sent you a PM.

But I started out in this to give a wish, not take one.. :(

Maybe pick a random member in the gift exchange and send it to them? An don't feel bad or anything my friend, One of the best feelings in the world is knowing you brought someone else just a little happiness, so by somebody granting your wish they probably feel very good :) besides it's not like you wished for something expensive, it was a humble wish and one that was happily granted (if I read the above posts correct) by Mr. Chaos. So Merry Christmas!


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And now that it's all arranged, I'm gifting Chief Big Knife his knife.
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2014, 03:18:42 PM »
I came home today to a package from greyhound352. Whoopie slings and some bonus soft shackles for my hammock! :)



I wish it weren't so wet and cold outside or I'd go try 'em right now. Thanks, Greyhound, for sharing your skills and amsteel. As soon as I get a chance I'll hang the hammock and get some shots. Much appreciated, sir! :cheers:
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2014, 06:36:58 PM »
I guess I forgot to back some Florida weather with the slings. These 64 degree morning lows are awful. LOL
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2014, 06:50:19 PM »
I guess I forgot to back some Florida weather with the slings. These 64 degree morning lows are awful. LOL

Oh, if only you could! It's been nasty here all day. :(

These are really well done, btw. Thanks, again. :)
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2014, 07:26:32 PM »
Nice guys!  Anyone care to update the list?  Any new wishes?
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Re: HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE 2014!!!!!!
« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2014, 10:59:41 PM »
Nice guys!  Anyone care to update the list?  Any new wishes?

If it's no trouble, I'd like to change my wish. Instead of a Desert Storm style canteen stove, I'm looking for and wishing for a USGI  surplus buttpack in woodland camo for the lbe I found in a thrift store. Most of the ones I've seen in my area (50 miles) are in ratty shape, and with a near new price :(.

Keeping my eyes on the thread, hoping to grant someone's wish!
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