well-made things you get pleasure from using

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by ysrebob, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. kruzuki

    kruzuki Gear in the Machine

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    • Chippewa boots
    • Buck knife
    • Lots of the tools I've had for over 40 years.
    • Oddly, my cheap, mass-produced Energizer LED flashlights (I bought a second one because they're so solid)
    • Mist King automatic misting system for my terrarium (Sounds weird, but if you're in the know, it's the best you can get!)
    • Bodum French press coffee maker
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  2. Ge-Mini-gun

    Ge-Mini-gun Been here awhile

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    • Dillon SL-900 and XL-650 reloading presses, between the two of them they have loaded over 2 million rounds in the last 25 years and I can count the number of parts broken on both hands.
    • As others have mentioned...older Craftsman tools.
    • Kershaw Scallion pocket knife
    • Beretta 687 EELL Diamond Pigeon shotgun
    • 1961 Colt National Match (my fathers)
    • 2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab (185k and climbing)
    • Starrett vernier calipers (my fathers)
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  3. Nodabs

    Nodabs Been here awhile

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    : Avon hair brush that my Grandma got me in 1968 that I have brushed my hair with every day since
    : Buck pocket knife that I have carried every day since 1973
    : Red Wing Beckman boots
    : Levi 501 jeans
    : Colt Python 6" stainless
    : Dick Mann built BSA Goldstar
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  4. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Anschutz 1813 that I could not afford in '87 but got a loan for anyway
    Benchmade Presidio Auto
    Old Craftsman tools, Snap-On were nicer but I could not afford them back in the day and don't use them often enough to justify buying them now
    Jinkai Mono Cutters, they cut rather than mash which makes a big difference when crimping heavy leaders
    S&W Model 17

    Bruce
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  5. shores

    shores ElBandido

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    Marlin 336rc from my uncle made in the 70s when they were still good
    German handmade hunting knife ridiculously sharp and holds its edge
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  6. VictorBravoMikeIndia

    VictorBravoMikeIndia Low Altitude Flyer

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    Snap-On Ratchet Ring spanners, Wobbly Sockets
    Helinox Ground Chair
    Primus Camp Stove
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  7. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    Well, I have to say that my two old Beeman air rifles bring a smile Timmy face every time I use them. Also my Rockwell Unisaw and Vega fence. Pure pleasure to rip some boards with a sharp blade.
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  8. WindBlast

    WindBlast Sonorous and Effulgent

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  9. acesandeights

    acesandeights Noob

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    Filson tin chaps
    Filson double logger
    Filson medium bag
    Filson mac
    Rolex sub
    ETA: my everyman's library collection
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  10. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Now with more sarcasm

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    Omega watch
    Benchmade knives
    Surefire flashlights
    Nikon cameras/lenses
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  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    It's the small things that really make the difference when you work with your hands.

    Coveted in the baking world. Stiff, but not too stiff to work around an angled bowl. Squared off for cutting dough. Tapered on the bottom, up to it's thicker top. Strong, but unlike others seemingly the same, not brittle. Seems to last forever, but my guys will use it until it's a rounded off nub. It's the best available only from King Arthur Flour, and doled out sparingly. Central Milling has a green one that's almost as good. Almost.

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  12. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    LL Bean handsewn deck shoes
    Mb micro watch left to me by my step father
    Mod 66-1 Smith
    R80 mono
    Diesel W123’s
    And probably my shop
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  13. OrangeDreamCycler

    OrangeDreamCycler ...explorer of options.....

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  14. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    My life lacks quality.
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  15. IA KLR

    IA KLR Been here awhile

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    Les Baer 1911.
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  16. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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  17. Retired and lovin it

    Retired and lovin it Been here awhile

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    I am surprised nobody said the Kennedy motorcycle turntable, I use mine daily as I pull into my shop so handy for years now.
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  18. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I have a big satisfying smile on my face every time the front wheel is in the air which is every time I twist the throttle.

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  19. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I have Kennedy tool boxes. Does that count? :lol2
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  20. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Snap. Got the inside and outside micrometers as well, plus a set of standard blocks that he made when he was an apprentice. I don’t use them, they are packed carefully away, they have all the marks of a lifetime of fitting and machining. I’ve got a set of Mitutoyo that sit alongside a little Hercus that I picked up years ago at a divorce garage sale, the add said wood lathe with all tools and accessories $100, a mate dragged me along and that’s what we found. He didn’t want it so I grabbed it. 4 jaw chuck, dial gauge and base, those verniers and micrometers, so many tools and taper drills. Wish I had spent more time alongside the old man to pick up more of a clue on how to use it.
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