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Old 12-21-19, 08:52 PM
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Well, lets see:

Plastic scale model kits (been a hobby since I was 7 or 8, the one consistent in my early childhood that followed me into adulthood)
Dental bills (these will get worse this year, yipee)
Some funds are spent on firearms and going to the range
Clearing up some debt so that I can purchase a vehicle to replace my old truck (Challenger R/T or SRT, used of course)
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Vinyl records.
Vintage manual camera lens.
Vintage BRAUN hifi.
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Vinyl records.
Vintage manual camera lens.
Vintage BRAUN hifi.
I have a Braun CSV60 stashed away somewhere - Need to find some time to recap.

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Knives - mostly puukkos
Watches
Scotch
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I have a Braun CSV60 stashed away somewhere - Need to find some time to recap.

good looking not so good sounding...still a Braun
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Flintlock rifles and some other pistols, shotguns and rifles. The Henry 45 'lever gun' is fun to shoot! '57 VW Bug which has a Judson supercharger with a Judson boost gauge and a Judson 'magneto'. Those are rare items. It is in the assembly stage. '58 MGA which is almost finished. '59 VW Bug with a 'hot rod' engine and tranny. It is a 'driver'. I do most of the work myself. Planing blocks or other machine work has to be outsourced. Scratch building RC scale power and vintage sailplane models from my own plans without the use of computers. I make all of my own parts and draw my own plans for accuracy.

We used to have one heck of an RC airshow at WPFB in Dayton (I don't know if there still is). You don't have to be an enthusiast to be impressed, I absolutely loved it.
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I have a few cool pens, and I like some fancy office stuff. A few Omas, some Pelikans...a couple hand made pens.






That's a beautiful thing, Aaron.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Very cool BG...I think I found it:

https://www.jebspens.com

Richard Sachs has a pretty cool pen available right now, but I wish he’d picked steel over aluminum.
That's his site. Aren't they beautiful?
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You folks sure have some spectacular ways to spend money!

For me, it used to be two vintage British cars. I've posted these pics before. In the second pic the car is there but just not visible. It is white, or was. You have to trust me on that. It's the only pic of it I have online at the moment.





Those cars were replaced by this one. We have no space for other toys, alas.

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I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too Much Stuff syndrome and trying to de-acquire some of the too-numerous collections of stuff I have around here.
I'm getting to that age. However, I've recently rekindled an interest in mechanical wrist watches thanks to an old friend of mine out west who's gotten into them.
I used to have a bunch of vintage hand wound watches from the 50's and sixties. Nothing fancy, mostly old Breitlings I found in China when we were there.
But have recently picked up a few new Chinese watches. They're making some interesting and affordable watches these days, including this one, which I recently purchased. Couldn't resist. A chronograph with a Seagull ST19 movement in it based on the old Venus 175, The Chinese bought the machinery and tooling from the Swiss company in the early 60's in order to fulfill a government contract to build the first Chinese made chronograph for the Chinese air force in 1963.
The originals are very scarce, but these reissues are very cool, I think.
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WOW that is a great looking old Colt and a leather(?) "Blood Chit" great things to remember your Dad with. I only heard about it when I went looking for some fancy grips for my 1911.
Yes, hand made leather Blood Chit. But I suspect, since he wasn't a flyer, that he probably picked that up in India before they flew over the Hump.
When I first showed that to my wife, who is Chinese, some 27 years ago, and she translated what it said on it, we both wept a little bit.
The Americans who came over to help fight the Japanese are still highly respected by Chinese of a certain age over there. Those that remember.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
You folks sure have some spectacular ways to spend money!




Those cars were replaced by this one. We have no space for other toys, alas.

Wow Jim! Super nice!
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going fast in my modified S197 bullitt mustang.
all mods were done by me.
list of the major body mods
custom made front bumper
antenna delete
modified hood
2010 and up mirrors
gt500 rear spoiler
modified gt500 rear bumper
silverhorse racing 1/4 louvers
19"X 10" laguna secca wheels w 295mm wide ft, 305mm wide rear


major engine mods
custom intake manifold to install TVS supercharger. makes 700 rear wheel HP on pump 93 octane gas on only 4.6L motor.
6 speed gt500 trans
15" ft rotors with 6 piston calipers
14" rear rotors with 4 piston calipers
have hit 180 mph road america on the long straight. fastest 1/4 time 9.98 @ 136 mph

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I have retired recently, and I've had the opportunity to put my life into perspective. They say that a lot of retirees do this, but I can tell you that it requires a bit if effort if you want to truly succeed. I've downsized a lot of my past obsessions that were still laying around. Remnants of collections that cost dearly and are now mostly forgotten. I was a diver a long time. I've been a PADI diver since 1978. Doctors have said that I shouldn't scuba anymore due to the brain injury I suffered a few years ago, and given the troubles I have now because of it, I agree with them, so all the scuba stuff I collected for 40+ went up for sale on CL. All that along with old carpentry and woodworking tools, machinist tools, metalworking machinery (some of which I regret selling), and raw materials, metals, Jeeps, Scouts, tractors, chainsaws. All gone. The place is clean as a whistle with only a few dozen bikes and frames, and a dozen or so plastic totes full of components remaining. I still have all of my guns and my fly rods, which are coveted by the rest of my family because they can't fathom my lifelong fondness of all things bicycle. To them, my Bilenky and my Holdsworth are just bicycles and they cannot discern the difference between them and the bikes at Walmart. I am saddened by the thought that someday when I am gone, my decades of devotion to a few pastimes will be discounted and wholesaled to whomever steps up to buy it from my progeny.

This is the state of affairs in my life right now, right this moment. Were I to endeavor to seek out another black hole that sucks into it all of my discretionary income - and then some - it would probably be travelling to every place Guy Fieri has eaten, or something equally ridiculous.
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Well put, NoControl. As we get to a certain age, perspectives change, eh? My biggest fear is that I may croak unexpectedly and my wife will have to deal with all of this crap around here. And I've got some GOOD crap. But it's still just stuff.
My goal is to get rid of it all before I expire but.... one never knows.
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Model trains and RC cars/trucks. I don’t race them; mostly they just sit around on a shelf. But I like having them around... As for trains, I have a thing for old Athearn blue box stuff.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
You folks sure have some spectacular ways to spend money!

For me, it used to be two vintage British cars. I've posted these pics before. In the second pic the car is there but just not visible. It is white, or was. You have to trust me on that. It's the only pic of it I have online at the moment.

Those cars were replaced by this one. We have no space for other toys, alas.
The P car is great but I love the GT6. A TVR is my dream...
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Antique electronics, both radios and stereos. Vintage motorcycles and riding my Harley Road King. Vintage camera equipment. Basically, anything like me; vintage and old.




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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
I've been trying, hard, not to spend money. Too Much Stuff syndrome and trying to de-acquire some of the too-numerous collections of stuff I have around here.
I'm getting to that age. However, I've recently rekindled an interest in mechanical wrist watches thanks to an old friend of mine out west who's gotten into them.
I used to have a bunch of vintage hand wound watches from the 50's and sixties. Nothing fancy, mostly old Breitlings I found in China when we were there.
But have recently picked up a few new Chinese watches. They're making some interesting and affordable watches these days, including this one, which I recently purchased. Couldn't resist. A chronograph with a Seagull ST19 movement in it based on the old Venus 175, The Chinese bought the machinery and tooling from the Swiss company in the early 60's in order to fulfill a government contract to build the first Chinese made chronograph for the Chinese air force in 1963.
The originals are very scarce, but these reissues are very cool, I think.
Rootboy,
I went though a watch process a couple of years ago. Wound up with five Bulova 23's, and one Universal Geneve pole router. I kinda thought the old self winding models were very nice. Then thought about newer models and now have two Festina 2005 tour watches and a couple of the later ones that are still in the shop for crystal replacements. But my watches are at N+1. Smiles, MH
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1939 DeLuxe Ford w/392 Chrysler Hemi


1984 Vanagon that I converted to Subaru power. It has faithfully taken us from Baja to Banff and all points in between.


2003 Boxster S. I bought it with a dropped valve and learned to take apart a 4-cam Porsche motor...
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These two. A 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV (currently under restoration), and a 1978 Alfetta GT.


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More bikes, the self-propelled type.

My first Norton Commando back home in Canada. a 1972 Roadster Combat

Foolishly sold that after I moved to Australia. Within 18 months I'd bought another, from Canada, as they're about twice the price in Australia. A 1971 Roadster

I had heaps more bikes over the years, but have recently sold all but the Norton and the 'modern' Gas Gas EC300 to clear out the shed and simplify my life. Even sold or gave away several bicycles. This way I can concentrate on keeping just a couple on the road and enjoy riding them. Leaves me more time to spend with the kid and wife as well. Recently purchased a 1981 Suzuki PE175 (so much for simplifying)


After selling lots of other stuff I liked collecting, such as vintage mowers and stationary engines, etc, I consolidated all that junk into one big piece of junk, which my daughter loves driving around in and working on. A 1976 Land Rover Series 3. Opposed to the Commandos, these are cheap here in Australia, and astronomical in North America.


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Originally Posted by Choke View Post
The P car is great but I love the GT6. A TVR is my dream...
Thanks. The GT6 was fun but noisy and smelly. I rebuilt the gearbox myself twice. Got so I could singlehandedly pull it out and put it back in a day, all with hand tool and a floor jack to support the engine. The Spitfire was similar. Replaced the diff tie rod ends, brakes and lines, various other stuff. A TVR would be neat. So would lots of other cars. But a new car is so much better!
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