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Old 04-02-2007, 09:18 AM
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5 year anniv.gift thoughts ?

Ok, This June with be Clayton's 5th year out of Chemo and that is a major achievment. Any and all cancer's from this point on will be considered a seperate occurance.

For a quick update, Clayton is now 10 (going on 20) and is in the 4th grade. He sports are still only Golf, swimming, and rifle team. The doctors will still not "sign off" for him to play any other sports.


I would like some thoughts on something special that I can do for him, so far Allen and Valerie Elishewitz have come up with taking him to this years "Blade" show. I'm asking everyone here for some input, I'm stumped !!


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Old 04-02-2007, 12:53 PM
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How about a custom made divot repair tool? I know it's nothing major, but something like this: http://www.golfsmith.com/products/244833

The main tool should be relatively easy for a custom knifemaker. Maybe make some custom matching ball markers. . .
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:54 PM
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How about a bear or moose hunt.


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Old 04-06-2007, 03:56 AM
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A new hiking/camp knife with a 'victory' theme worked into the package. I dunno..., maybe purple heart for a handle and a custom carved leather sheath.

Then, a hiking trip to Arches National Park or maybe Glacier N.P. so he can put it to good use!

Give him a 'thumbs up' for me.


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Old 04-06-2007, 05:27 AM
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Andy, I like the "knife" idea (a lot), but the hiking trip................. maybe more than he can due.

Since his one leg is 1/2-5/8 of a inch shorter than the other his hips tilt to the left and that causes as limp. If this distance increases, they might have to due another surgery.

The golf tool is something that I would have never thought about, thanks for the idea.


KEEP THEM COMING

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The boys are on "Spring" break next week and we are heading down to Larry Harley's for a couple of days.
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Old 04-06-2007, 06:57 AM
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hmmm...

Jeep tour of the Rockies...

White water rafting down the Arkansas out of Buena Vista...

Helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon...

Diamond hunting in Diamond Mine State Park (Arkansas)...

Here's the best one! Camping with you and the family... he picks the spot!

...and of course... a new knife


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Old 04-06-2007, 07:55 AM
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[QUOTE=beebee58]

The golf tool is something that I would have never thought about, thanks for the idea.


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My father-in-law golfs, and makes his own custom clubs, that's the only reason I thought of it. I may actually give it a try myself, there may be a small market there for custom golf tools.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:42 AM
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I really like the golf tool idea - besides he can carry it everywhere if he wants to - even shcool.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:11 PM
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That's way cool, BB!

Here's a neat golf tool and folder a friend made for his brother's birthday:
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=463778
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:30 AM
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Thanks for the visiual on the "Golf" tool. GREAT LOOKING.


Mike, did I tell you that I'm from Ill....... Born in Salem and raised (until 7th grade) in Bridgeport (about 15 miles west of Vincines).


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Old 04-09-2007, 07:40 AM
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BB,

Spoke with my father-in-law yesterday about the golf tools. He said one problem that golfers don't like about them is that they poke them in the leg when they're walking. So, 2 solutions there. One would be a small sheath for it to fit into. The other he said has already been done. A switch-blade golf tool.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:24 AM
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A custom small rock hammer...damascus, of course.
A trip to the fossil mines(trilobites) over in Utah http://www.u-digfossils.com/ . Minimal walking...it's just clay beds full of the fossils.
Bring your clubs and play several of the golf courses while you're out in those parts...a road trip to remember!


Maybe a new rifle in 22-250 and a chuck-hunt out in the badlands? Long-distance blasting of varmints is good fun!


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Old 04-09-2007, 10:53 PM
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BB I made a few of these for my family awhile back... let me see what I may have laying around


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