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  1. Rodmar

    Rodmar Feb 15, 2017

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    Cost if it you don't mind me asking? Could be enticed to grab a USMC set for the man cave
     
  2. West Slope

    West Slope Feb 22, 2017

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  3. patk35

    patk35 Feb 22, 2017

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    Just bought a Beretta 84BB. My first Beretta, can't wait for it to get out of FFL Jail.
     
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  4. patk35

    patk35 Feb 24, 2017

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    Stunning piece: keep it clean, lubed, and fed a steady diet of 230gr hardball and it will serve you well.
     
  5. pippy

    pippy Feb 24, 2017

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  6. duc

    duc Feb 27, 2017

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    Technically I bought the knife last October, but it has been with the sheath maker since then. I just took delivery of the sheath he made and the knife, so it feels like a new purchase. The sheath maker is Brian Wagner of Okuden. His work is stunning and way under-priced. The belt clip is a molle unit and the pouch is adjustable for tension. It is very sweet.

    The Microtech is shown only for comparative purposes. The Spartan Blades Pallas is what I bought. That's a good story too. Right now they only have this version with a flipper tab (which I detest). I contacted them by email to see if they had any older generation blades available and they were able to accommodate my request. By the time I called them to inquire about payment, the office manger informed me they were already out back putting my knife together.

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  7. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Mar 1, 2017

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    This is the first hand precision tool I ever purchased. It is a spoke plane. Have an egg shaped leaded glass window that needs to go into a pocket door. Other than lots of sanding this is the tool for curved surfaces. 20170301_121308.jpg 20170301_121322.jpg
     
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  8. i20rider

    i20rider Mar 1, 2017

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    Going E85 on the truck. New pump and basket to keep up
     
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  9. Adamh

    Adamh Mar 2, 2017

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    Sigh. A side view mirror + installation ($500), because somebody decided to steal mine when I parked my car near Yankee stadium.
     
  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Mar 2, 2017

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    Do you drive a Prius?

    Stealing bits off of cars is a big thing out here in the Bay Area. My S2000 has no wheel center caps because someone took them, and Honda wants around $250 for a new set. Which would just be stolen immediately anyway
     
  11. Adamh

    Adamh Mar 2, 2017

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    It's a BMW. So much for the $16 that I saved by parking on the street. I'll be parking in garages from now on. I feel sorry for the thief. Somebody who has to steal car mirrors for money must be faced with a lot of difficulties in his/her life.
     
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  12. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Mar 2, 2017

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    We used to have the same problem at our other residence. Constantly getting the car and trashing the inside. Saved replacing windows by leaving nothing of value in and leaving it unlocked. I always wanted to but was never allowed to do the following. One rat trap, one hack saw blade spot welded to the trap, one ten dollar bill, one piece of rope two feet long. Fasten the rat trap with the rope with enough slack to get the hand moving real quickly. Place a piece of paper over the trap with the ten spot taped to it. leave on front seat of car.
    A friend of mine kept having his shop broken into. He placed a metal mat on the outside and his arc welder attached to it and the door knob. He caught the guy and the cops damn near charged him with attempted murder. The perp was not in good shape at all.

    Bottom line is "It's their job."
     
  13. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Mar 2, 2017

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    Sounds an interesting project, must be about fifty years since I last used a spoke shave, great tools.
     
  14. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Mar 2, 2017

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    The challenge is the wood I am using is poplar. Was practicing with both poplar and pine. Poplar is much more difficult to get a nice surface with. Why poplar? In my opinion it does not warp like pine will. I've used it in the past on some bi-fold closet doors and there has been no warp. Looking forward to starting the project in the next few days.
     
  15. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Mar 6, 2017

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  16. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 6, 2017

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  17. Lukeeesteve

    Lukeeesteve Mar 7, 2017

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    It's going to be an interesting year as the different teams work out the new rules.
     
  18. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Mar 8, 2017

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    Just got the leaded glass window back from the glass shop. All they did was encase it between two pieces of glass. Now to find the time to build the door for it. 20170308_193835.jpg
     
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  19. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 23, 2017

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    I picked this up to replace the vintage 1970s dilapidated old desk I've had since I was a teenager, I've had some really bad back issues in recent years and heard great things about standing desks but most tend to be either too small or too awkward. Then some state government office was abandoned and the contractor doing the refit was told to just "throw out" the desk, which he could tell must have cost thousands, its 2M by 2M in an L shape with a return (not attached in video) and 1.2M deep which is just massive and can lift two fully grown men (me and the guy I bought it off) as it moves from 65cm to 1.25M in height. Fully integrated cable routing and power, and the sticker on the leg indicates only made in 2015, so very disappointing to say the least that our state government buys stuff this expensive then tells people to literally throw it in the trash only a year or two later.

    I was able to buy it off that contractor for less than a bottom of the range cheapo student desk would be new and am just so happy that I got lucky enough to find it. I've got it set up with the twin 5K displays and the 2016 MBP, the return just adds so much size that my office isn't big enough to fit it in so thats in storage for the time being. I've never ever seen a fully electric sit-stand desk with this much weight capacity in an L shape anywhere near this large.

     
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  20. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Mar 23, 2017

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    When I had a real business I built a standing desk for the shop area. Measured to where my elbows rested and built it from there. This was 20 years ago and I still miss it. Was constantly going from the floor to the desk. No sitting down or getting back up every thirty seconds. 2 x 4's and plywood with a foot rest. Don't think I even painted it. I would have killed to get the one you have now. You will really like it.
     
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