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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by ysrebob, Sep 17, 2018.
1939 Monarch 10EE tool room lathe
Gerstner tool boxes
I used to collect antique clocks. I still have a dozen or so and all keep perfect time. The largest (and newest) is the grandfather clock in the front room, bought by an uncle in 1929. It hasn't been serviced in almost 40 years and still keeps perfect time. I appreciate the craftsmanship of old mechanical clocks.
My kind of thread...I don't own a lot of things, but what I do buy/own/keep tends to be from the very-well-made end of the spectrum. I do research, and I'm not afraid to spend enough to get what works well. And lasts.
Omega Seamaster watch (not my only watch, but it is my daily wearer)
Opinel folding knives
Mountain khaki canvas pants
Hugo Boss suits
Verona gas range/oven
Honda mower (has never failed to start on the first pull in many years of use)
2003 EuroVan Westfalia and 2009 Subaru Outback XT
Plenty of tools that have been my father's and grandfather's
'stich RC 1pc and BMW 2pc suit
Held gloves (several pairs)
Maybe the best item of all: the chair I'm currently sitting in, owned by my father for nearly 60yrs and by me for the past 3yrs. Made by my grandfather. I asked for only 2 items in my father's estate: this chair and my father's wedding ring (which I'm wearing).
JetBoil. I use it all most every day to boil water for my coffee in the truck using https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YT2CII/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . i tried many different setups but this one works best for me. i'm a truck driver and use it at least 200 times a year for last 5 years.
A wooden replica that an artist on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine made for me in the Summer of '80. I wonder if he based it off the Ruger.
Had lots of shootouts that summer!
My Wayne Barton chip carving knife and my BMG leather jacket come to mind.
Good old classic 1965 Honda single, re-motored to a Lifan CDI 125cc. Dead stone reliable and very hard to kill:
Winchester mod 12 20 ga. Dates to 1917.
Case sodbuster jr. Not an expensive knife but I like how it feels in my hand.
Pair of weaver shapers
Old Stanley spokeshave
My 1966 Klipschorns (Paul Klipsch came to talk to our UALR physics class, then invited us down to Hope to visit the factory)
the Case pocketknife I always carry, my father-in-law gave me the first one, I have lost a few, but I always go buy another just like it.
My Dad's diamond ring on my right hand; my hands look just like his did, ring just seems to belong there.
Every one of my late relative's tools....and guns.
Late uncle's Down ski jacket with the national ski patrol tag on the zipper
My Carhartt jacket. It's almost time to get it out of the closet, too.
First things to come to mind...
1947 Sheldon lathe
Dainese Stripes Evo leather jacket and Four Stroke Evo gloves. They fit like they were tailor made for me.
All those years working with aircraft tools were just something to do the job but now in retirement tools for my bikes and also the tools i use for fixing guitars actually give me pleasure, i value them at a personal level. Away from that my everyday Blundstone boots and as mentioned by others here either of my Akubra Federation hats, any of my vintage Gillette safety razors, they work superbly for generations and lastly although i was not going to mention it but others here have and that is the Omega Speedmaster on my wrist now and was on it all day out in the bush on my bike.
Ahhhh Blundstone boots. My wife’s father worked for ‘em for 40 odd years. What a bloody shame. Closest you’ll get now is Mongrels which are a bloody good boot. Wish I still had me Rossi’s @vagueout .
Well, aside from the obvious (but I don't wanna brag or nothin ) . . .
Doc Severinsen Destino III Star Bb Trumpet
VW Touareg TDI w low range-locking dif/ Lux, Tech and Tow package
LG 65" Plasma HD Television
Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus Speakers
S&W Model 19-4, 4" with expert action job and red & white sights
you lot have some nice gear its funny what means something to you and what makes you smile is different for a lot of people.
Like the smell of gun smoke in the morning !
My leatherman super tool
Tailor made two piece Ricondi racing leathers
Marlin 44mag lever gun
and my KTMs
Jackson Coosa kyack
Desert Eagle 44mag
Epiphone 56 Gold Top with SD P-90s
Ruger Vaquero 44mag
I thought they took your guns down there.
Husqvarna 455 Rancher chain saw. Have cut tons of firewood with it. Always starts hot or cold
Oh man. I've worn blundstones pretty much daily for 8 years or so. On my second pair. I love them, and am curious what I missed!
Here ya go.