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    Senior Member RiffRaff's Avatar
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    Who We Are (jobs & hobbies of KNF members)

    After reading a week of posts on everything from a stray puppy to the molecular composition of 440B to the best way to homebrew cider (you can’t make this up), I was moved to prepare a list—non-scientific, pure guesswork but a hell of a lot of fun—of all the occupations represented on this forum, the jobs and hobbies of people who seem to be drawn to kitchen knives. I knew in advance it was gonna be a motley crew. But the list, once in front of me, kind of made me proud at how varied our membership is.

    BTW, I didn’t simply write down every way that people who post on this forum earn a living, or add “airline pilot” just because JCK needs them to ship knives from Seki City. I’m talking about the most prominent themes that come up in our posts, the skills, specialties and expertise behind our major concerns.

    I hope people will pitch in and add to or elaborate on the occupations listed here. In no particular order:

    woodworker
    metallurgist
    smith
    machinist
    sharpener
    chemist
    physicist
    chefs of all kinds http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/im...anddrink18.gif
    cook
    foodie
    retailer
    consumer
    collector
    outdoorsman
    hobbyist
    journalist
    student
    teacher
    researcher
    caregivers of all kinds http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/im...SmileySign.jpg

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    I'm a bit of an odd one here. I work 3rd shift in the Security field at a college campus. I have my own business making custom fishing rods, but it's been very slow, so I started playing with making handles for knives because I was bored. I used to make knives from scratch over 10 years ago, but stopped when I started working 3rd shift. I have always liked to cook, and I like knives and sharpening, but it's more of my hobby/fun time stuff than my job. I have been working through my kitchen knife collection re handling them with cool woods I find; I am a "Burl Junky", which should be added to your list!!!

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    great thread idea! i cant wait to see where this goes.

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    lets see where i fit in:
    former professional chef
    sharpener
    knife addiction specialist/therapist
    retailer
    foodie
    teacher
    researcher
    knife dork extraordinaire
    lover of all things food and cooking related
    wannabe cider brewer
    beer enthusiast

    wow...i could go off on this for a while

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    software engineer, former college professor

    Quote Originally Posted by labor of love View Post
    great thread idea! i cant wait to see where this goes.
    You should contribute, too, you know.
    Last edited by markenki; 08-09-2012 at 10:23 PM. Reason: more info

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    I get paid to do what I used to pay to be able to do.
    That is when I make things with wood.
    It my sound dumb but I get a thrill out of seeing what others make as well.

    But.....I have a rather checkered past.
    Illustrator
    Silk Screen & Offset printing
    Cabinet Maker
    Salesman
    Finance
    Gardener
    Bench Jeweler
    Waiter
    Bartender
    Mark Farley / Burl Source
    Phone 541-287-1029, Email burlsource@gmail.com
    Visit our web store

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    chef
    soils engineer
    bread baker
    field paleontologist
    environmental engineer
    landscape designer
    welder
    sculptor
    jewelry maker
    leather worker
    Native American regalia maker
    &u* runner (retired)
    scrounger
    former knife maker
    native weapons maker
    teacher
    history buff
    shooter
    Native Medicine stuff
    concrete pumper
    furniture maker
    roofer
    certified california nurserymen
    semiconductor technician in wet etch for Motorola
    Hazardous material removal and remediation
    some government stuff.
    Cleaning up other peoples messes discreetley
    finder and dealer in rare and exotic material
    ivory dealer
    The rest of it I forgot after the stroke
    I haven't lived the life I wanted, just the lives I needed too at the time.

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    Both hobbys and work

    CNC engineer
    Carpenter
    Welder
    Laser engraving
    Designer
    Computer geek
    Guitarist
    Drummer
    Singer
    Music studio
    Cooking
    Fishing
    Travel
    Animal lover

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    The only jobs/hobbies I've ever had
    Chef
    Cook
    Dishwasher
    Busboy
    Server
    knife dork/knerd
    Bass player
    Former Star Wars collector
    Former Hip-hop DJ(80's &90"s)
    Dad
    Husband
    Closet movie critic
    If "Its" and "Buts" was candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas
    -Cleon "Slammin'" Salmon

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    Naval Electrician
    Telephone PBX Technician
    Business Owner
    Salesman:
    Auto Parts
    Commercial UHF/VHF Radios
    Copiers/Faxes
    Paint
    Power Tools
    Woodworker
    Upholsterer
    Cook - Yes in the Navy for a short time
    Off Road Racing
    Dad
    Granddad
    And others I have either forgotten about or want to forget about

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