Old stuff you still use.

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  1. 1970cat

    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    my vcr quit working recently. hitachi bought in 1992 as a factory refurb. not sure what to do with it. i tried the usual cleaning of the capstan and pinch rollers with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol. no picture, just a blue screen.
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    clock radio quit too. ge with the flip numbers. just hums. radio still works though.
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    Ross Wooldridge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    If ya love 'em and you're willing to spend the money, find the old grey-beard radio electronics repair guys. There's usually one or two in any particular area, and are best found by talking to the local antique radio club, and most of them can fix just about anything.
     
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    Peel the covers off and see what's up
     
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    Been getting into woodworking recently. Not sure how old this sucker is, but I'll bet it precedes me! (Thats not saying much yet)
     
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    Ross Wooldridge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Beautiful - my father had a few of those.
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    I don't have any pic's of them, but I have quite a few vintage Craftsman tools from my Grandpa. I also have some other old socket sets. How many of you have Cornwell tools? I have some sockets, ratchets and extensions from Grandpa also. The thing I love the most about these tools is I always think about him whenever I use them.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    i have. everything seems to function properly. i wonder if the video head is mis aligned or has failed.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    stanley planes can be quite collectible. i have a few myself.
     
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    66Hardtop New Member

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    1965 Bolens 1000. I repowered it with a Honda GX340. It mows, rototills, and plows snow here.

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    That reminded me, I bought this Sunbeam toaster twenty years ago at a garage sale. I've since found a couple others in better condition, however until this one gives up the ghost, or I get married, it will be making toast. IMG_20190513_205130.jpg
     
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    Found this Hamilton Beach/Scoville milkshake mixer at a thrift shop in February for 8 bucks, couldn't resist. What started as a thorough cleaning turned into a complete disassembly. The weather is just starting to get nice, so I have only made a couple as of yet. I'm sure I'll get some use out of it in time. IMG_20190513_205239.jpg IMG_20190124_224906.jpg IMG_20190128_214823.jpg
     
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    I still have mine - best toaster EVER!! My wife is scared to use it as it's so old, but it still works!
     
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    Holy crap man! You are beyond an audiophile! Also quite obviously an accomplished musician. Cheers to that, and for your contributions! All of my speakers are original, fingers crossed. The prairies are kind to speakers as long as they aren't in a damp basement, other than the dust. Not to much in the way of humidity fluctuations. Of course there are many other variables.
     
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    Sweet engine swap! I see you you went with the cold air/hot knee set up.
     
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    I gave my little sister and brother-in-law my best one as part of their wedding gift, no box, however no signs of any use. They love it!
     
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    I have never been on a Cornwell truck. In my whole career I never was in a place that had service. I see a truck now making regular visits to a local dealer, and all I can think is "those poor suckers are going to be bummed out when they move and can't find anyone to service their warranties".
     
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    Ground Hog Day:lol:
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    Love the sunbeam. My parents had that one and i remember it well.
     
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    Still use this... but less cars i have have distributors.

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    Suppost to be "OLD THINGS" John.
     
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