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Old 02-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #76
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Moto Guzzi 1991 LeMans 1000 CI. Always wanted a LeMans, and finally found this rare example last year.

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:52 PM   #77
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We have a Coleman lantern that dates back to the late 40's.
Have a pair of Vasque Whitney II hiking boots circa 1973.

This is a 1970 Ariens, but it has a newer engine.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #78
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I still use the Coleman stove from the '60s. It came in really handy when the '89 Loma Preita earthquake happened and the power was out for several hours. I was able to feed my scared and hungry kids. Looks like this one.

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Old 02-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #79
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We have a Coleman lantern that dates back to the late 40's.
Have a pair of Vasque Whitney II hiking boots circa 1973.

This is a 1970 Ariens, but it has a newer engine.

Good God !! Do you even use this or do you just stare at it ?!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #80
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Good God !! Do you even use this or do you just stare at it ?!
So, I inherited that from my dad and decided to do some repairs one summer - which led to a from-the-bolts-up restoration.


So then, I gave it to my brother and restored this:a 1990's ST824.


But the snow is really heavy and wet in Boston, so now I have an 11.5hp Ariens Pro.

I had to restore the Ariens, because how could you throw away a machine that has a hub cap like this.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #81
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So, I inherited that from my dad and decided to do some repairs one summer - which led to a from-the-bolts-up restoration.


So then, I gave it to my brother and restored this:a 1990's ST824.


But the snow is really heavy and wet in Boston, so now I have an 11.5hp Ariens Pro.

I had to restore the Ariens, because how could you throw away a machine that has a hub cap like this.
Sorry for the snarkyness I came from North Dakota and they would be beat up pretty hard once we were done with them Rust and dented up augers
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #82
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Sorry for the snarkyness I came from North Dakota and they would be beat up pretty hard once we were done with them Rust and dented up augers
It had not been used at the time of that pic. My brother has used it regularly since and while the old Ariens don't have the safet features of the new ones, They throw snow great, especially when you add a modern engine with 50% more power.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:36 PM   #83
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Where did you have the Wesson Master II repaired?

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Weston Master II light meter. Built in 1945 and still works. Had the selenium cell replaced and meter calibrated a couple years ago.

I have one just like that, case and all, and would like to get it put back to working order.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:14 PM   #84
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I have one just like that, case and all, and would like to get it put back to working order.
Milton at Quality Light Metric will fix ya right up. Cost me 'bout $80 2 years or so ago. You'll need to call him as he's not web savvy and has no website. Well worth it as the meter will likely outlive you after he's done with it.


Do you have the invercone too? Took me 3 years to find one in good shape. Cost me $7 USD when I did find it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:49 PM   #85
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My dodge truck is an 85, My Wolverine camper is a 76, My Bike is in 80. My welder is a '58. My tablesaw is a '55, my scroll saw is a 55 and my Jointer is a 55, my bandsaw is a 88.My Saber saw, Belt sander, finish sander, and power planer are from the 60's. I have hand tools from the 20's and 30's. My telescope is a early 50's( old scopes rock!). I personaly plan to have a whole shop of 50's and 60's tools, they are my favorties, and they are dirt cheap compaired to new stuff( because nobody wants them). My parents rototiller( that I fixed) is from '58. I learned to ride on a old mini bike, and my first " big" bike was from the mid 60's. I shoot guns from the early 1900's, I use my great grandpa's wood working tools from the early 1900's.

I like old stuff. I C-lle-t old tools.

It seems to give me a weird sense of time though, when I see someone talk about their "old" car, I think Pre 80's, but they are really talking about a late 90's/mid 2000 one. I guess the fact that I regularly use things that are 2-4 times as old as I am, warps it a bit.

Now tell me, is this not a cool looking Saber saw, in new dollars, it would have been over $350. It's a beast, rated at 1/2hp,variable speed,All needle and roller bearings can turn the blade Via the top handle.



You can't buy new tools like this anymore. the Original owner loved it so much he engraved his name and SS number on it( Doh!).

Most everything I own Is old. I buy it cheap, fix it and then use it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:16 AM   #86
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:49 AM   #87
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Mainly old camping stoves and axes, until recently also a number of 35mm SLRs, I've reluctantly gone fully digital now.

I use the stoves when I'm in Europe on leave, I often go on 2 day hike/bivvies:


Borde Bomb, beautifully, elegantly simple bit of kit. Also potentially very dangerous:
Winter bivvying in Holland:

P1040197small by jestragon, on Flickr


Making a brew in Rogen naturreservat, Sweden

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The deservedly well-known Optimus hunter 8r (I also own one, 20 years old or so, never used, just scuffing on the paint)

tefal+hunter by jestragon, on Flickr


Meta-71, nifty little Swiss-made Esbit stove, great for heating up precooked couscous, or making a brew:

couscousnwors by jestragon, on Flickr


I also have a Primus grasshopper (internet pic: http://www.spiritburner.com/fusion/gallery/2151/1316209310-1__2_.JPG) and a few Svea No. 1s which don't see much use:

imm004_6 by jestragon, on Flickr


My axes include:

-a Collins legitimus car camp axe, which I cleaned up a bit and gave to my best friend (who owns a beautiful P-14 rifle) as a kindling splitter when he bought a house

P1040544small by jestragon, on Flickr


-A Norlund Voyageur

P1040535small by jestragon, on Flickr


-a brandless, beautiful little hatchet, which I use as regularly as I can. No idea on the age, but I'm guessing pre-WW2

P1040550small by jestragon, on Flickr


-a Kelly true temper flint edge 2.2 lbs cruiser double bit, which doesn't see as much use as I'd like. Holland's very limited when it comes to opportunities, and the axe is too heavy to haul to Africa where I live most of the time. The axe in the middle was the poor, cracked shelter axe I found in Rogen naturreservat in Sweden.

. by jestragon, on Flickr


I've got another few heads that are patiently awaiting handles, something for when I'm old or unemployed... One spent 50 years waiting underground post-WW2, so I imagine they have the patience.


Currently boxed because I live in extremely rural West Africa: my technics mini component stereo system, ca. 30 years old.

Those of you fixing up and using old tools and things get my respect.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:03 AM   #88
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^^^ Someone who may know about them fine old Swedish axes. I have a little Hudson Bay "trade axe" Made in Sweden. Indoor kindling splitter...

12" handle and seemingly hard to find around here them small handles. I'd take sources from over there.

Or even the type of wood used over there for handles if just so that I can carve a piece to repair the "pommel" part, handle is fine but for the missing chunk.I should have saved that piece from way back then.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:17 AM   #89
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Just used one like this friday. Made in Japan and we've had it for at least 30 years. Still sharp and does a nice job.

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:27 AM   #90
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I've found that many new products are crap. Junk that I'm tired of being force fed because profit has become the end all and be all of business in the USA. So I seek out old stuff that I can repair or have repaired.

Like right now if anyone has a genyouine Made in Sweden Svea 123 they'd like to part with (resonable $$) PM me.
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