Old Stuff You Still Use ?

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Murphy Slaw, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    1971 Gravely super convertible.
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    I've got both the plow and bush hog attachments for it. When I got it from the wifes grandpa in 1995, it had less than an hours use on it. He bought it, tested it at his house one time, then it sat in his garage till I saw it. I used it to clear nearly two acres of overgrowth at my house, and another acre at some property down by the river. I bought the plow attachment for it when we moved in to our current house, but pussed out and bought a plow for the tractor the next year. :lol3
    I still use it a couple times a year to cut down the stuff I can't get to on the tractor that I just let grow most of the season.
  2. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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  3. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Does Autocad2000 count?
  4. tpirocz

    tpirocz i do what i want

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    my father worked at millers falls, they had a place in CT in the 60s. he has a bunch of tools from them.
  5. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Millers Falls....:clap My first claw hammer from 40+ years ago is a Millers Falls, given to me by my father. I still use it!:clap
  6. Krono

    Krono Speed Junkie

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    Luger DWM 9mm 1910, still very accurate and reliable since the recoil spring was changed.
    I shoot it at 25-50m range once in a while ...


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  7. HamboneSlim

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  8. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    I finished restoring this about a dozen years ago and it is still ridden most every week, but I only average about 2K/year. The bike is 47 years old.

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    I'm sure I've tools in the toolbox that are older than that.
  9. FinlandThumper

    FinlandThumper Has Cake/Eats it Too Super Moderator

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    I've got a early 1950's vintage set of Bahco 1/2" sockets that belonged to my wife's grandpa. Stamped "BAHCO - STOCKHOLM" on the sides. The ratcheting action works beautifully.

    Also have a .22 Remington Junior Special from 1940's that belonged to my grandpa. My uncle had refinished it before he died so it has value mainly to me. Lyman peep sight. Great varmint and plinking gun.

    I have a whole collection of old tools from my great grandpa's farm, but they don't get used anymore...just hang around in my garage.