well-made things you get pleasure from using

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

  1. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Used to be made in Tasmania, now Chinese manufactured.

    If you can, get yourself a pair of these:

    https://www.mongrelboots.com.au/

    I wear mine everyday, takes me a good 5 years to wear them out.
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  2. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    I'm ashamed I didnt think of the Trail 90.
    Wife and I have a kinda joke between us, if/when the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE happens and we need to bug out,
    Take the car? Nope!
    Take the pickup? Nope!
    Take the Trail 90's if you absolutely positively have to get somewhere!

    And also my well build thing to use....(internet pic, just like mine)
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  3. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Motorcycle ADD Supporter

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    I'm a little surprised and disappointed that in two days time, not one of you has yet to post a picture of a humongous vibrator! :lol3

    I'll play...My Laguiole pocket knife, it's a keeper for life.
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  4. Slipkid

    Slipkid Long timer Supporter

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    I've got a wood stove from 1973 you can burn a freshly cut willow tree in
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  5. bfd70

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  6. 68deluxe

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  7. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    Word.



    (That's kind of an odd expression to hear from a cowboy, isn't it?)
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  8. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    Omega Seamaster 2531.80
    12 yrs of flawless service, is worn everywhere

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    I can't recall how many years I've had this, but it's been on my person every day since I bought it pretty much.

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    these are as fun to clean and admire their mechanical goodness, as they are to enjoy at the range

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    model 629 (5") and 586 (6")

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    I just recently got this, so I'm hoping it continues to give me pleasure for years to come :D

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    I've had many many bikes, this is close to the pinnacle of quality and engineering excellence among them.

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    last but not least :lol2

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  9. Scooter22

    Scooter22 Gratuitous Advisor

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    My Croc Modi flip flops. Had 'em for years - best flops I've owned...

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  10. Solaros1

    Solaros1 Long timer

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    1954 Rolex Turn-O-Graph, predecessor to the Submariner. It's on it's third generation now and will someday be worn by my grand nephew Bruce. My grandfather bought it new and I snagged it from my Dad when he stopped wearing it in the 1970's. It's the first Rolex made with a rotating bezel.

    My 1967 Land Rover Series IIA that I bought the first time in 1973, sold in 1978, and tracked down and bought back in 1996. It's undergoing a frame up restoration right now and working on it is very therapeutic IMG_20180908_175235932.jpg
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  11. Doggedly

    Doggedly Been here awhile

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    Enough said. Since I don't play anymore, I turned my King 600 into a lamp. Which is decidedly not what one should do with your trumpet.
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  12. lucky13gsa

    lucky13gsa lost

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  13. DaveSw

    DaveSw Adventurer

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    My Hasselblad 500CM (and it's lenses of course). Fine Swedish mechanism, excellent optics and a decent sized negative.

    Seconding th Honda mower. Mine is 29 years old with a Tuck Tape patch job on the deck. BUT the engine has always started on the first pull (except in first time in the spring when it takes 3).
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  14. flemsmith

    flemsmith lurk

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    I forgot one!! My brother made me a D28 Martin clone. It's my favorite guitar by far. (He used to make bluegrass mandolins.)
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  15. filmfan

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    The Saab 9000 I drove when I had a "road warrior" job, and it's recently retired 9-5 successor.
    I could hit the road at 5 AM to drive 3 or 4 hours to a customer site, spend the day working and drive home and not feel beat up at the end of it. Superbly comfortable seats, every control in just the right place, and they worked both for me at 6'1" and my just under 5' tall wife.

    + another on Honda mowers, ours is 32 years old, had to buy a set of cables for it last year.
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  16. Blakebird

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    I forgot the guitars as well....a D-03 Larrivee and a JD Telecaster, two that I'll never part with. Have a few other guitars, but those are the keepers.

    A handmade D28 clone sounds like a treasure :nod
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  17. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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  18. Mens Rea

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    I love the exhaust guard on that thing! :thumb
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  19. nickguzzi

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    I have an old Stanley No 5. It have been worked on and refined, flattened, squared. New extra heavy blade, extra thick cap iron. It is a real pleasure to make shavings with, and makes flattening or squaring timber a joy, not a chore.
    Love the squuuulp as that shaving slides off.

    A friend who is a top end cabinetmaker has pukka custom made planes. While nice and I wouldn't say no, I would shy away from the sorts of prices he paid for such an incremental difference.
    And my old Stanley is good because of me, not some far a way artisan.
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  20. anotherguy

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    '02 Nikon F5
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