Old stuff you still use.

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  1. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    IDK if this will qualify for all of you.. but I just got a haircut. I spent many years as a loyal customer to a great lady down south, one time she asked if she could do something fun... so I let her. Once my Bart Simpson hair cut grew back, I told her that I just wasn't that much fun.

    After moving to Orlando, management had been doing my haircuts... some good some bad, but she knew how I liked it. A couple years ago she went on strike and I searched for a decent haircut again. They kept saying crap that made no sense to me, like "scissor cut or clipper cut?" :wtf: everyone always used both :realcrazy:

    so my point... old stuff you still use... my current haircut directions " cut it this short, make it look professional, Farrah Fawcett stlye, and if you make it too short in the middle, I turn into Alfalfa."

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    I'm willing to bet none of them have ever seen an episode of Charley's Angels nor Our Gang, Little Rascals... but finally a set of directions that doesn't make me want to go with the Yul Brynner look.
     
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  2. jct

    jct Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    the struggle is real

    My old school barber had to fold up shop due to the building owner had condemned it and would be demolishing the building, he was the only tenant left in the building. and went to work for one downtown. For a 100 dollar haircut... I don't like going downtown, i can go to his house but i work till 6 and he doesn't work from home on the weekends... So I'll eventually goto one of those chain haircut places and ask a for a regular hair, if they don't know what that is, i just tell them to google it, and if they screw that up i say just cut it all with a #2 blade. They really hate that...
     
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  3. BIGBARNEYCARS

    BIGBARNEYCARS Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    With the fuzz I have left I finally got fed up listening to "WHO DO YOU THINK WILL TAKE THE STANLEY CUP THIS YEAR AND WHATS WRONG WITH THE TIGERS?" and went and bought a Braun Electric Clippers fer $35 and buz my own fuzz 'bout every 4-5 weekz. No drive time, no fielding questions about thingz I could care less about. 5 minutes in front of the mirror and done for another month. NO RUG, NO IMPLANYZ, WIN WIN, Jer
     
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  4. 65sporty

    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    When I was in the Air Force I would use the Barbers on base, then my wife starting doing it after I bought a set of clippers. 30yrs and 3 or 4 sets of clippers later I now do it myself when I trim my beard.
    Funny thing about going bald, over the years when my wife was doing my hair I noticed she was doing it faster and faster. When I first questioned it, she said I have less and less hair.
     
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  5. thrashingcows

    thrashingcows Senior Member

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    This me almost to the letter.....I have bin, tins and boxes full of parts, clips, screws, nuts, bolts etc...I have scavenged and saved from countless vehicles, machines, home appliances etc. My wife and daughters are always surprised when they bring me some item that has failed, and I'm able to rummage around my stuff and come up with a fix or repair for their item.
     
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  6. Fury440

    Fury440 At my age everything's a good idea FCBO Gold Member

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    Mine too, but what really blows them away is when they find some strange looking gizmo in one of the boxes and I can tell them what its from, what it does or is used for and that I've been saving it for over 30 years.
    :lol:
     
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  7. rags

    rags Well-Known Member

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    corwell? try bonney, wright, herbrand, old proto, s-k wayne, excelite screw drivers, and some others i can't think of. love my bonney wrenches. still use 'em everyday unfortunately.
     
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  8. mcmlvii

    mcmlvii Well-Known Member

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    Did someone say Wright? 21-inch-long 3/4" drive ratchet from 1954.
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  9. Ross Wooldridge

    Ross Wooldridge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Part of the lovely tools I have from my father include this vintage Xcelite PS 120 set
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    and a vintage Husky socket set similar to this one, but the box is stainless unpainted, and the layout is not quite the same and all my sockets are the originals with knurled edges like the handles.

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  10. flamejockey13

    flamejockey13 New Member

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    I got a kick out of 1987 being vintage. Monkey Wards (Logan?) lathe from late 40's maybe early 50's. Not pictured but hanging on the wall above lathe are my 1960's Nova speakers from Radio Shack.

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  11. crazyboutwagons

    crazyboutwagons Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Post # 44 of the Stanley Plane I had one like that from my dad he dated everything he bought the box was marked 4-07-1948 .I gave it to my niece. ill have to ask her to send me a pic and see if the same.

    My niece sent me this link to check the year of manufacture of Stanley Hand Plane How to Identify Stanley Hand Plane Age and Type (Type Study Tool) | Wood and Shop
    hope this will help identify the year of your plane. The picture she sent me of the one my dad had shows the same label but the size is missing.
     
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  12. 78Brougham

    78Brougham Deplorable FCBO Gold Member

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    Tuning up the MG I pulled this out of the corner....
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  13. 65sporty

    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    That my friend is a lost art, I don't know of anyone that uses a ignition scope anymore. We are now so dependent on what we can read from the scan tool, but on anything ODBII the computer is usually spot on as which cylinder is misfiring.
     
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  14. rags

    rags Well-Known Member

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    a cool tool when new but still relevant for the most modern vehicles. 004.JPG nothing beats an old fashion analog scope for ignition tho'.
     
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  15. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    I don't have a recent picture and it's kind of buried at the moment, so I'll post a pic from about 15 years ago.

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    This is a desk that I figure is at least 110 years old. I got it when my Dad passed. It was his uncle's, a man married to my Grandfather's sister. His name was Harry Morey. My Dad really admired Harry. He was an electrical engineer at Pass & Seymour and held over 31 patents, some in his name and some as an assignor to Pass & Seymour. One patented item all of us have probably used... The electric lamp socket with a pull chain.

    Harry died fairly young, at 49, in 1929. No children.

    My oldest brother was named after him.

    Originally, it had a roll top on it and that was removed and taken apart. I seem to remember my Mom having something to do with that, but I was pretty young at the time. It was one of those things that my Dad used a lot and I am happy to have it now.
     
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    70NEWYORKER Well-Known Member

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    110 years old and still on the job..that really cool!!!
     
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    Old Mike Active Member

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    BigblueC Well-Known Member

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    Old tools I still use? Well I use you guys now and then:lol:
    Here's an old Saginaw jack (maybe Delco) that's pretty useful for light lifting. My buddy calls it Methuselah.
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  19. Big_John

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  20. 3C's & a D?

    3C's & a D? Senior Member

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    Glad to see this thread is still going. I've never seen one of those starter triggers, that's neat! I just recently found this on Kijiji, it's not too old, 91-92, alot older than my other bass. Yes, I'm a "lowly" bass player. It's an Alvarez with switchable Dana p/j pickups. I absolutely love the style and feel of the offset body. Soft sugar maple body, hard maple neck and rosewood fretboard.

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