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Old 04-25-21, 02:42 AM
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I spend my money on my parents and vintage Hi-Fi otherwise. I don't need much else in life.
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Old 04-25-21, 09:07 AM
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I’ve recently gotten myself into the Hollywood memorabilia auction scene, which is its own rabbit hole.
I’m trying to purchase items on auction and then flip them on eBay, we will see how that goes.

I currently have a number of wardrobe items worn by stars in movies, as well as props.
kinda fun.

among other things, I own the complete pool table set used in the Django unchained film (pool table, cues, rack, and the 9 ball), as well as a backup skull for the epic scene where Leonardo DiCaprio uses a saw to cut the skull of “Old Ben” to demonstrate the unique attributes of the “negro”.

I also have wardrobe worn by Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, and other stars.

it’s a rabbit hole, for sure.
I had 2 of the squash racquets used in a scene on the very short lived, Geico-commercial spinoff "Cavemen". I got a kick out of the prop dept. camouflage as to cover the brand names. Alas, they met the same end as all my squash racquet eventually. Should have saved one though.
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Old 10-30-21, 01:07 PM
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I thought there a specific vintage stereo thread but I guess this is it. I had to send my ‘85ish RX-101 out for repair. The guys at Speaker World in Fort Wayne did a great job.

However I am wondering in this digital world where I can plug my tablet in and listen to iTunes or Pandora is a CD worth the money? I only have around 2 dozen and I think I’d rather buy used LPs than more CDs at this point. I didn’t think to get the model but the shop has a JVC carousel style for $85.



The infamous “suck face” retracting face.

Lots of receptacles on this. There is actually 4 AC spots to plug in other components

You can store like 16 radio stations. I seriously only listen to like 4 or 5

This thing is huge
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Old 10-30-21, 02:05 PM
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mswesti and I spend money on our sailboat , I don't know if it really qualifies for this thread because it's also a second home to us . In this picture we are moored at Catalina Island's Isthmus Cove Ca. . Normally we have a slip in Long Beach .
006 by mark westi, on Flickr
A few life times ago mswesti and I owned a small machine shop , we folded it about 12 years ago . I thought I was done with machine tools but I found I missed it . Now I like to spend money on "hobby" machines and tools .
This is my vintage Atlas / Craftsman lathe .
DSCF2546 by mark westi, on Flickr
The other day I got my hands on a vintage Atlas drill press . (not my machine but just like it) .
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Old 11-01-21, 07:51 AM
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Uhhh, guitars. Careful They're just as addictive.
Agreed
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Old 11-01-21, 08:25 AM
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Old 11-01-21, 08:37 AM
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Interesting thread. Looking back over the past year's spending, I'd have to say that we spend money on good ingredients for food prepared at home, and next on health insurance and health-related consumables.

In the past, I have collected antique cast iron carbide cannons. I also fabricated long gone parts for other collectors and did restorations. That was an enjoyable hobby for me. Fortunately, my wife advised that I sell off all of my cannons and materials when the market was strong a few years ago. That was a relief to be out from under all of those things.

Over my life, I enjoyed audio and had a modest record collection. All vintage equipment and records were sold off 25 years ago. I also enjoyed reading and had amassed quite the book collection. Those are now all but completely sold off or given away as we've downsized for a move.

I do still buy bikes to refurbish, ride and re-sell. I'm keeping my tools, but have sold off the vintage bikes. I figure that only the modern bikes will offer the versatility and utility I'll need in the new down-sized world we'll occupy. With my side repair work, my bicycling hobby is fully self funded. That's the only way that we'd permit it to continue.

With the new home, and according to our budget plan, my money will go to property taxes, income tax, energy costs and pool supplies.
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Old 11-02-21, 02:23 PM
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Stereo equipment and albums. Lots of albums, mostly jazz, but that’s been slowing down a bit since I rediscovered bikes.

Recently updated my speakers to Harbeth and my integrated amp to a nice tube beast. Those two alone equal a heck of an Italian road bike project. Finally got my stereo exactly how I want it, so it’s time for a project bike.
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Old 11-02-21, 04:23 PM
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Green fees… the other obsession.


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Old 11-02-21, 05:17 PM
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Holy whatever,



1:22.5 scale trains in the garden (RhB layout Grischun)
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Old 11-02-21, 09:55 PM
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Repair and paint my back deck. Repair and paint my front porch. Remodel my 1st floor bathroom. That is where my money has gone this year.
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Old 11-03-21, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
In the past, I have collected antique cast iron carbide cannons.
Okay, I have to ask. Is that cannons made of antique cast iron carbide or antique cannons made of cast iron carbide, or antique cannons made of cast iron which somehow use carbide? And where does one store or exercise cannons without drawing the attention of the local constabulary?
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Okay, I have to ask. Is that cannons made of antique cast iron carbide or antique cannons made of cast iron carbide, or antique cannons made of cast iron which somehow use carbide? And where does one store or exercise cannons without drawing the attention of the local constabulary?
The cannon sump well is cast iron. The fuel is acetylene gas (formed by a measured charge of calcium carbide added to water). All that's needed is a spark ... boom. The cannon barrel may be cast iron or rolled steel, doesn't matter. No projectiles, generally, but the original versions (early 1900s) fired a wooden bullet.

GAS CANNON (ray-vin.com)

{link to oldest examples and the original toy}

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Old 11-03-21, 08:52 AM
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Guitars…

And vinyl
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Old 11-03-21, 08:57 AM
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For the last 2 years, and the next 4, it's kids college tuition.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
The cannon sump well is cast iron. The fuel is acetylene gas (formed by a measured charge of calcium carbide added to water). All that's needed is a spark ... boom. The cannon barrel may be cast iron or rolled steel, doesn't matter. No projectiles, generally, but the original versions (early 1900s) fired a wooden bullet.

GAS CANNON (ray-vin.com)

{link to oldest examples and the original toy}
Wow. I bet the CPSC would love that one now! The warning label printers and the lawyers would be solvent for years.

Lately I haven't been spending much money. Last year we spent money on this little thing.

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The 1949 house resolutely remains at the head of the queue for our dollars; although until prices come down on, well, everything, I'm trying to hold off on projects. Indeed our cheap-n-easy winter task is repaint the entire inside of the house -- no drywall to hang or plumbing pipe to sweat. Yea! The bikes, the cars (Sunbeam Tiger, Honda S2000, Porsche Boxster) and everything else gets the leftover money.

The guitar thing is so tempting, not that I play -- my wife is learning. But she gave me a stern warning not to buy her any more guitars until notified. That said, if anyone has a pristine Gibson ES-335 they were going to throw out, I'll gladly pay shipping!
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Originally Posted by OldRailfan View Post
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1:22.5 scale trains in the garden (RhB layout Grischun)
Very cool. A buddy of mind who lives in Ottawa with the same last name of yours is big into garden layouts along with other scale trains.
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I haven't spent much yet but I am in the learning phase to start buying camping equipment. My son is pursuing an Environmental Studies degree with an emphasis in Experiential Education and it has brought me back to my original outdoor love of hiking and camping. Lately when I have had time to do something recreational, I have chosen hiking over biking every time and I am excited to extend that to overnights again. I may end up selling some of my bike stuff to make the purchases.

Edit to add-anybody know of a good hiking and camping forum that is similar to this one in feel? I am not necessarily looking for one that features classic and vintage camping equipment. More like one that welcomes in newbies with questions, has a friendly atmosphere and has a good archive for researching.
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And my best two teles are in a gig bag ready to perform.
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Gas can be bad..4 more guitars and bass amp not pictured.
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And my best two teles are in a gig bag ready to perform.
I like it!
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And my best two teles are in a gig bag ready to perform.
Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Wow. I bet the CPSC would love that one now! The warning label printers and the lawyers would be solvent for years.

Lately I haven't been spending much money. Last year we spent money on this little thing.

I want one of those as well!
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Can never have too much



AUDIO, Vintage and Current. Tubes welcome, but none in this photo.
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Which is nothing compared to what gets spent on this place.
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