well-made things you get pleasure from using

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

  1. beemerphile

    beemerphile Unreconstructed Southerner Supporter

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    1939 Monarch 10EE tool room lathe

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    Gerstner tool boxes

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    Colt Python

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    Colt SAA

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    Volkmann 1911

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  2. MiniBike

    MiniBike Casual Observer

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    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.
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  3. bassogap

    bassogap Kids in sports makes me an athletic... Supporter

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    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).
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  4. Slavcha

    Slavcha traveler

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  5. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    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!
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  6. TheOtherBart

    TheOtherBart Long timer

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    My Wayne Barton chip carving knife and my BMG leather jacket come to mind.
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  7. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist Supporter

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    4DC8DD31-6195-4864-84DB-BB97C2AC0E23.jpeg Good old classic 1965 Honda single, re-motored to a Lifan CDI 125cc. Dead stone reliable and very hard to kill:
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  8. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Motorsickle enthusiast

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    Winchester mod 12 20 ga. Dates to 1917.
    Case sodbuster jr. Not an expensive knife but I like how it feels in my hand.

    Powermatic 66
    Pair of weaver shapers

    Old Stanley spokeshave
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  9. flemsmith

    flemsmith lurk

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    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

    roy
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  10. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    My Carhartt jacket. It's almost time to get it out of the closet, too.

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  11. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    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.
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  12. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    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.:*sip*
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  13. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    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 .
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  14. Drifter

    Drifter Long timer

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    Well, aside from the obvious (but I don't wanna brag or nothin :photog) . . .

    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
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  15. Toejamii

    Toejamii Still Learning

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    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
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  16. telejojo

    telejojo Long timer

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    Jackson Coosa kyack
    Desert Eagle 44mag
    Epiphone 56 Gold Top with SD P-90s
    Ruger Vaquero 44mag
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  17. telejojo

    telejojo Long timer

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    I thought they took your guns down there.
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  18. r-3350

    r-3350 A.K.A. Carl

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    Husqvarna 455 Rancher chain saw. Have cut tons of firewood with it. Always starts hot or cold
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  19. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    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!
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  20. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy Long timer

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    Here ya go. IMG_2819.JPG IMG_2820.JPG
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