A couple of Dr. Seuss prints for my wife.
A good book!
Threadripper drool. I have a ryzen 7 18x but that threadripper is a dream
I was looking for a briefcase which matched the strap on my watch.
I wasn’t cleaning grouper but I sure could have used that glove while snorkeling and accidentally slapping one!
Well, the new year's here and everyone's finally open for business .... And I think I've started the year with the bargain of the year (and a hellova a project!). This is an arts and crafts mantle clock, in copper, made for Maple & Co around 1890-1900. The movement is reached but it's had just five minutes in some parafin and it might actually be salvageable....
You might be thinking I've lost my marbles but I have no doubt this case will clean up wonderfully - the black/grey marks are old laquer. Why did I buy and old, rusted out piece of cr*p? Well, you go look up the price of one of these! I still can't believe how little this sold for!
The kid gifted me the book which taught me that my trusty Krupp’s blade grinder had to be relegated to nuts and spices.
You'll taste the difference immediately. How do you brew your coffee?
Drip and yes it’s amazing!!!!!!!! First pot was a revelation. Mrs S ... wresting with a new phone is resisting but she’ll come around.
K, now go treat yourself to a Chemex or similar and taste the change again
I have a French press that I have yet to do a grind for.
I know next to nothing about Arts & Crafts (other than watching Bargain Hunt ) but is cleaning this really the way to go?
Cool project either way
I'm getting an Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass vibe from this. Maybe it reminds me of the shape of the playing card soldiers in the Disney cartoon ?
It's the old question of patina versus damage. This looks like it spent 20 years at the bottom of a canal. There's a partial lacquer on it which really doesn't help. I tried a few cleaners on the underside of the feet before settling on gold old Brasso ... had a few hours on it this evening and it seems to be coming up quite well.
There's a smaller example for sale here with an asking of £2250: http://www.onlinegalleries.com/art-and-antiques/detail/arts-and-crafts-copper-mantel-clock/268693
couldn't really tell from my phone.
Keen to see the end result.
If you want a good read on coffee
Only if you want to find another, very deep rabbit hole. But my word...
BTW, I know one of the owners of Chemex - very nice, family-owned company. They do most of their manufacturing in Western Massachusetts and really value their employees.
Meh .... For the price of a modern Speedy, you could have a great setup ... then it's just £20 a month for beans
My buddy has a Chemex, a special grinder (which Larry has covered), a special kettle that heats the water to a certain level and has a spout, and a special scale that he uses to weigh the whole contraption when he is pouring water in. Best coffee I've ever had, but a bit nuts IMO.
And given this crowd here? We all know what happens in these parts.
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