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Old 12-21-19, 06:22 PM
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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.






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Originally Posted by Wileyone View Post

Believe me I have done both but if you want to put food on the table Floatfishing is much more effective.
I'm not a "meat" fisherman.

I swing flies. Works great.

I have never eaten a steelhead. Not enough around to take to the table.

You should try it.

Go to the grocery store if you want to take for the table.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
I'm not a "meat" fisherman.

I swing flies. Works great.

I have never eaten a steelhead. Not enough around to take to the table.

You should try it.

Go to the grocery store if you want to take for the table.
If you are anywhere near the Great Lakes Steelhead are abundant. They are fine table fare and they fight like Terriers.

Nothing wrong with keeping a few for the table. Helps me avoid the dreaded trips to the Grocery store.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I have a few cool pens, and I like some fancy office stuff. A few Omas, some Pelikans...a couple hand made pens.






my brother makes pens, they beautiful. JEBs pens or something like that
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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.

does the 57 have those cool semaphore turn signals in the door pillars?
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
I'm not a "meat" fisherman.

I swing flies. Works great.

I have never eaten a steelhead. Not enough around to take to the table..
Plenty of them here. Spring & fall runs right through the city with plenty of public access and bike trails right up to them.
https://www.orvis.com/fishing_report...ocationid=7427

https://www.hankaaronstatetrail.org/.../steelhead-run


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Originally Posted by Shrevvy View Post
Those grips are very cool.
Thank You. They are called Sweetheart grips. It is my understanding that during WWII guys would scrounge a piece of plexiglass and fashion them into grips and put a pic of their girlfriend under them.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
my brother makes pens, they beautiful. JEBs pens or something like that
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 hed picked steel over aluminum.
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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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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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Originally Posted by Boxkite View Post
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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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Thank You. They are called Sweetheart grips. It is my understanding that during WWII guys would scrounge a piece of plexiglass and fashion them into grips and put a pic of their girlfriend under them.
Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew about this practice until a few years ago when I started doing some research, wondering why on earth my dad would have put these god awful looking Lucite grips on the Colt .45 he carried in WW II in China. I supposed he must've had a picture of his sweetheart, my mom, under these grips while over there but maybe removed them after the war.


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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
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 hed 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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Interesting stuff, Bianchigirl. I never knew about this practice until a few years ago when I started doing some research, wondering why on earth my dad would have put these god awful looking Lucite grips on the Colt .45 he carried in WW II in China. I supposed he must've had a picture of his sweetheart, my mom, under these grips while over there but maybe removed them after the war.


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.
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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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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
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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