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  1. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Dec 19, 2017

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    A couple of Dr. Seuss prints for my wife.
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  2. albertob

    albertob Dec 23, 2017

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    A good book! IMG-20171222-WA0022.jpeg
     
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  3. kwiklot

    kwiklot Dec 25, 2017

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  4. BrianMcKay

    BrianMcKay Dec 25, 2017

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    gasoline
     
  5. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Jan 3, 2018

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    I was looking for a briefcase which matched the strap on my watch.

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  6. Starman71

    Starman71 Jan 3, 2018

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    I wasn’t cleaning grouper but I sure could have used that glove while snorkeling and accidentally slapping one!
     
  7. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jan 6, 2018

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    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.... IMG_20180105_1726214.jpg IMG_20180105_1726336.jpg IMG_20180105_1726424.jpg IMG_20180105_1726557.jpg IMG_20180105_1727080.jpg
    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!
     
  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 6, 2018

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    The kid gifted me the book which taught me that my trusty Krupp’s blade grinder had to be relegated to nuts and spices.
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  9. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jan 6, 2018

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    You'll taste the difference immediately. How do you brew your coffee?
     
  10. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 6, 2018

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    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.
     
  11. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jan 6, 2018

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    K, now go treat yourself to a Chemex or similar and taste the change again ;)
     
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  12. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 6, 2018

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    I have a French press that I have yet to do a grind for.
     
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  13. Emeister

    Emeister Donut-eatin desk-divin wannabe-astronaut fat dude Jan 6, 2018

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    I know next to nothing about Arts & Crafts (other than watching Bargain Hunt :D) but is cleaning this really the way to go?
    Cool project either way :thumbsup:

    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 ?
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  14. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jan 6, 2018

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    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
     
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  15. Emeister

    Emeister Donut-eatin desk-divin wannabe-astronaut fat dude Jan 6, 2018

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    :thumbsup: couldn't really tell from my phone.

    Keen to see the end result.
     
  16. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jan 6, 2018

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    Me too! :)
     
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  17. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 7, 2018

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    If you want a good read on coffee
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  18. propervinyl

    propervinyl Jan 7, 2018

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    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.
     
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  19. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jan 7, 2018

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    Meh .... For the price of a modern Speedy, you could have a great setup ... then it's just £20 a month for beans
     
  20. propervinyl

    propervinyl Jan 7, 2018

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    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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