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  1. wagudc

    wagudc May 12, 2019

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    You have to post a picture of your table when it is all done. It will be beautiful for sure. It is hard to find decently made furniture at any price these days. I guess if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself. I do what I can with antiques. This is my favorite piece, I bought several years back. 1557688335313-1537268414.jpg
     
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  2. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 12, 2019

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    40FBC1C6-4619-41BD-BC0A-1CB770ED66BB.jpeg 519E0D40-2B92-49A5-9442-D2E3B9F9DCFA.jpeg 1BD315B4-98C3-46B1-BC8E-48D00F2332D5.jpeg Love quarter sawn oak. That's beautiful, and in my experience, oak furniture is amazingly affordable these days. In fact, antiques have been out of fashion, generally for a decade or more. I am able to get great deals on old American oak. Sorry to get off topic, but oak is a passion for me. Bought, repaired and refinished these two pieces in December last. Very little cost. The roll front has my sansui sr 929 turntable on it now and holds some LPs. (Connected to a Pioneer sx 1250 for you audio nerds). We need an Audio system thread.
     
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  3. Observer

    Observer May 17, 2019

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    Meridian 45B
    Got it cheap from eBay on a BIN before anyone else could grab it. Missing a few original parts, but it’s not a collector camera anyway. Built from machined aluminum to handle abuse in the field.
    It’s a 4x5 view camera with full movements that handles wide angle lenses like a champ. Stoked to get it with an original lens board. I have another one like it but it’s taken a much bigger beating in its life. 55D6DFCF-0382-4D00-A6EF-8FC8B6922EED.jpeg
     
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  4. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 May 19, 2019

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    Well, continuing the woodworking theme that's sprung up, I bought an oak cutlery box a few weeks ago. I've been struggling for a while for watch storage and I'm not keen on most of the offerings you see online. The box had a few deep scratches both in the wood and the brass (I got brave with the brass, starting with a coarse emery cloth and working through to 2500 grit wet and dry before finishing with a cape cod cloth. There's no "before" pictures, but here's the finished box:

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  5. aap

    aap May 19, 2019

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    Got this Toshiba Transistor Clock 526D7088-EE8B-46F4-B541-5813FBB62C3C.jpeg DF84C076-3F2B-458C-9D91-48A873379DC7.jpeg
     
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  6. Gaz6263

    Gaz6263 May 22, 2019

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    Takes me back to my childhood and the 70’s
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  7. gostang9

    gostang9 May 22, 2019

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    I’ve been debating a new car for some time. I’ve even reached out to others to get feedback (on various models from Porsche and BMW). I currently have a Mustang and an Explorer, and my wife wanted me to replace the 2 with only 1. I like the idea of several coupe/sedan sporty cars (M2/M3/M4/M5) but know I would miss the utility of an SUV. I line several SUV’s but would hate to lose the acceleration of my Mustang.

    I have done a lot of research and had it narrowed down to an X5M, Cayenne Turbo or Jeep Trackhawk. In the end i decided to go for the Trackhawk today. It’s basically a race car in SUV form. It’s childish, unrefined, will get dirty looks from the country club crowd, but it’s got me pumped up like a kid at Christmas.

    For those who haven’t heard of it, FCA decided to put a Hellcat engine with a supercharged 6.2L Hemi pitting our 707 HP into a Grand Cherokee. It does 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds and a 1/4 mile in 11.7 seconds.

    I pick it up Monday...

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  8. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy May 22, 2019

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    Niiiiicccccee...
     
  9. Yak1

    Yak1 May 22, 2019

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    Goodness. That’s gonna surprise some people.
     
  10. Observer

    Observer May 29, 2019

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    Working my way through some affordable Highland malts.
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  11. mmrols

    mmrols May 30, 2019

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    Texas whiskey highly recommended.
     
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  12. Matt-C

    Matt-C Jun 1, 2019

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    26828B0D-B553-4D4C-B432-534D7C443334.jpeg Nice early 70’s Parker 51 MK3:)
     
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  13. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Jun 1, 2019

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    A Bench for the back yard
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  14. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jun 1, 2019

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    Good choice. My wife went for a more expensive cedar one about 2-1/2 years ago, and it is not holding up nearly as well as hoped.
     
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  15. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Jun 1, 2019

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    Yeah, I didn't like to keep staining the old one anymore. I'm afraid to put it out on the sidewalk with a "FREE" sign, as someone might sit on it too quickly, have it break, and then sue me.
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  16. mmrols

    mmrols Jun 3, 2019

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    Caffeine
     
  17. ONEWATCH

    ONEWATCH Irony embodied Jun 3, 2019

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    Just off the truck. 9'6" X 5'. The guy on the left made it for me. Finished photos to come sometime. IMG_1774.jpg
     
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  18. Thrasher36

    Thrasher36 Jun 3, 2019

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    Movie Tickets, Rocket Man was excellent
     
  19. gostang9

    gostang9 Jun 4, 2019

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    Thanks, I'm loving it!

    I took my neighbour out for a ride yesterday and did a full acceleration in 'Track' mode from a stand still. We were both amazed as it felt like our stomachs were floating just as when on a roller coaster. I've never had that in a car before and so we were as surprised as others might be... :eek: Although once wasn't enough, so we did it again... less surprise but still amazed! :D

    I find a lot of parallels to driving this car as I do to wearing a nice watch. 99% percent of people have no clue what it is or what it can do, nor would they care. However, when the 1% notices it, you see a smile come across their face and they look just a little more than is normal... :cool:

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  20. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Jun 4, 2019

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    I got that feeling all the time from my 500hp turbocharged 2000 Subaru Impreza with blueprinted engine and aftermarket turbo, anywhere between 4000-8000 rpm, but not so much from my stock 270hp 2017 WRX turbo.

    Now I have to do a 6500rpm clutch dump with AWD to get some of that feeling during a good launch...
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